Patric Hornqvist has came to the Oilers after struggling all season with Winnipeg, and has lit it up! He has been the best player as of late for the Oilers, but they just can't string any winning streaks together still! With the many problems the Oilers are facing right now, with no answer in sight it seems. GM Brent has been contemplating a blow up. Patrik Laine has been nothing but a mistake to acquire, Laines days could be numbered in Edmonton.
On the chopping block
Adam Larsson, Patrik Laine, Jordan Subban, Anton Lindholm, Chris Didomenico, Possibly Ehlers, Jesper Bratt, Jeremy Bracco.
Anyone looking for AHL depth/talent i have some to move. NHL talent also available! Which route will GM Brent take!
Wild called a 12:01am press conference to unveil their newest GM. David Barbosa has taken the reigns from what is to be a very successful season the WIld are on.
"I have looked at this roster from top to bottom, i see great experience, some top notch talent and some youth to take the team to next level in near future" I can see we should have no issues in goal with Gustaffson lurking in the minors but see a glaring hold in the present that is being manned by Niemi and Scrivens. I would safely say i can call these goalies 2B options and not your typical 1A or 1B.
Our defence seems to have a great 1A in Morgan Reilly but he seems to have struggled so far this season with no goals after 34 games and only 6 assists. We will be using him more wisely and get that production to increase. But what i really like seeing is the top 6 forward core. You can flip these guys on 1st or 2nd line and shouldn't miss a beat in Johanssen, Kane, Oshie, Panarin, Taransenko. Plus having Sharp Ladd and Baertschi filling out a nice checking role this team is bound to make some noise this season.
We will be slowly getting introduced to all GM's and I am certain our phones will ring in regards to trade talks and flipping the switch on some much needed moves but there is no need to do this in a hurry as the team is standing in 2nd in the Central and has a nice cushion on 3rd.
GM Brent, is active on the market looking to bring in a top 6 winger on an expiring deal. With Puljujarvi/Tolvanen/Ehlers likely all graduating at seasons end, we are looking to get a nice expiring deal winger to play on line 2 with Matthews & Laine.
GM Brent has been active on the phones lately, trying to bring in players that he never thought would even be available! He had inquired about Kaprizov about a week ago, and nothing really ever came to form from it. But then he proposed an offer that included Patrick Laine and Kaprizov. It cost the Oilers plenty, but it made the team better overall. Bringing in Sniper Laine to move onto the 2nd line with Matthews and Seguin. Kaprizov headed to the top line to take over the loss of Perry. Perry was traded after making the first deal, even though he isnt the 2nd highest point getter so far this season, he was expendable! Coming back was a 3rd line beauty in Markus Granlund, Jeremy Bracco to replace Cirelli on the top ahl Line. Overall the trades brought in more young talent, and shipped out some good talent as well, but this allowed the AHL bodies sitting on the bench to be able to step in and show us what they got!
Connor Sheary has been rumoured to be on the block since last season, as for Wennberg he will be missed Dearly! He has grown into a very talented player here in Edmonton! Wish them all the best!
Bakersfield has been one of the hottest teams in the AHL. Having won 10 straight games all with Petr Mrazek as the goalie! We made a change to put Dipietro back in net against the Barracuda and it didn't pay off taking a 3-2 loss. After last years disappointing end to the season, things are looking bright for the Condors this year. Seems to be that the 3rd line just can't be stopped when Didomenico hits the ice! Didomenico has been great so far this season, after being brought in to man the 4th line in the NHL, he was happy for a demotion to get more ice time in the AHL and it has been paying huge divedends