Leon Draisaitl, Jack of all Trades?

Jonathan Willis
March 02 2017 03:22PM

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Even without a real third line centre this year, Todd McLellan and his staff kept bumping Leon Draisaitl over to right wing on the Edmonton Oilers’ top line. At the deadline, the Oilers brought a legitimate candidate in to fill that third line role in David Desharnais. Thus it seemed like a logical assumption that this would lead to full-time deployment of a McDavid/Draisaitl duo on the top line.

McLellan talked to the press on Thursday, and explained that such an assumption was not at all in line with his thinking on the subject.

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Oilers add forward depth at trade deadline, but leave open opportunities

Jonathan Willis
March 01 2017 06:05PM

The Edmonton Oilers had a relatively quiet trade deadline, shipping out Brandon Davidson and Taylor Beck and bringing in David Desharnais and Justin Fontaine. How does this situate the team’s forward lines as it gears up for the playoffs?

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Edmonton Oilers trade Brandon Davidson for David Desharnais

Jonathan Willis
February 28 2017 06:36PM

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Brandon Davidson is no longer a member of the Edmonton Oilers. The club announced on Tuesday that it had dealt the defenceman to Montreal in exchange for centre David Desharnais.

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Oilers reportedly interested in Jaroslav Halak

Jonathan Willis
February 28 2017 05:20PM

Jaroslav Halak is an NHL goaltender playing in the AHL, a victim of the combination of a big contract and the salary cap. That could change in short order, though, with reports suggesting that 31-year-old goalie is attracting trade interest.

One team supposedly entertaining a deal is the Edmonton Oilers.

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GDB 62.0 Wrap Up: Keeping An Even Keel

Jonathan Willis
February 25 2017 01:15AM

Wrap up AMA

 

It was close, but not quite close enough. Final score: 2-1 Capitals.

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