Oilers GM doesn’t have a historical past or early season trades however a have a look at some potential Oilers targets
Allan Mitchell of The Athletic: By way of this portion of an NHL season. Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland doesn’t have a historical past of constructing trades this early.
Holland normally waits to be lively on the commerce deadline if they’ve place that wants filling and if they’re in rivalry. When he’s able to make a moMve, he’s normally one of many extra aggressive GM.
Goaltender Mike Smith had an damage setback offers some a trigger for concern.
If the Oilers flip to the commerce market sooner or later for a goaltender, choices might embody Thomas Greiss (Detroit), Jonathan Bernier (New Jersey), Marc-Andre Fluery (Chicago), Anton Khudobin (Dallas), and Braden Holtby (Dallas).
Potential present/former Detroit Purple Wings commerce targets might embody Danny DeKeyser (Detroit) , Dennis Cholowski (Washington) and Luke Glendening (Dallas).
Stars transfer assistant coach off the bench and clear a bit wage cap room
Sportsnet: The Dallas Stars have been struggling to begin the season. Possession is anticipating the playoffs. was their first regulation win of the season.
Jeff Marek stated that they had a gamers solely assembly earlier this week and head coach Rick Bowness stated they know what’s fallacious and can repair it.
“Now John Stevens, for the primary time since he joined the Dallas Stars as assistant coach, is just not on the bench. He’s been despatched to teach upstairs. A few days in the past, (GM) Jim Nill waived Blake Comeau and Tanner Kero, and despatched Thomas Harley again to AHL Texas, in order that they freed up some cap area.”
Ron McLean requested Marek what he felt was occurring?
“I can’t assist however marvel if it’s a battle with somebody there or whether or not it’s Rick Bowness and Jim Nill saying, ‘We have to shake issues up right here on this bench, we haven’t carried out something with personnel, possibly the primary transfer in redefining this staff is to do one thing with one of many assistant coaches,’”