Boston and Carolina were also considered as possible landing spots for Letestu, but Los Angeles seems to have more of a pressing need. The journeyman forward has never played more than two full seasons with an NHL team, suiting up for Dallas, Ottawa and Calgary before his stint in Washington. Eagles 2hr ago Communication on defense a big deal for Eagles against Tampa Bay Giving credit where it is due, congrats to GK Brizer for nailing a prediction on the Ravens-Bengals game Thursday night—he called …. Inconsistent winger Anton Slepyshev, 23, is another potential trade chip. These are just the beginning of the camp cuts which will dominate the news cycle of the next few weeks. A solid goaltender with ties to Chiarelli from the Boston Bruins, fourth-string Hutchinson seems like a likely target.
Based on past trade deadlines the return for Boyle wouldn’t be much. A third round pick and a prospect or possibly a second rounder, which would have to be since the Bruins have the Oilers’ second round pick.
While Mrazek had a relatively small sample size only one year as a starter , his numbers before he signed that contract warranted the price tag. In , Mrazek went with a. The next year, Mrazek made 49 starts and went with a. While those might not be elite numbers, they are definitely starter caliber numbers.
While Mrazek definitely has attitude issues, the Red Wings problems has more to do with Ken Holland giving big money contracts to guys past their primes or to guys who are being much more than they are actually worth.
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Take a look at the latest news and rumors around the NHL. Sign Up for our Newsletter Don't get stuck on the sidelines! It is also fair to question, as McKenzie did, whether the team has done enough to add more talent to the roster. Even with some positive regression, Edmonton will need to step it up this season — the players, coaches, and front office included. The San Jose Sharks had quite a few unfamiliar names listed when they released their training camp rosters.
All in all, the Sharks have invited five unsigned junior prospects to camp: Up front, Brazeau highlights the forward invites. He has yet to show the same offensive upside and may have limited potential, but the Sharks will judge that for themselves in camp.
Both he and Gricius remain draft-eligible and San Jose could simply be thinking ahead to next June. The Edmonton Oilers have signed Alex Chiasson to a professional tryout agreement , inviting him to challenge for a job at their upcoming camp. Chiasson spent last season with the Washington Capitals but was allowed to walk into unrestricted free agency this summer.
Chiasson, 27, will have his name engraved on the Stanley Cup along with the rest of the Capitals despite not actually suiting up during their series against the Vegas Golden Knights. The journeyman forward has never played more than two full seasons with an NHL team, suiting up for Dallas, Ottawa and Calgary before his stint in Washington.
In 61 games with the Capitals last season he recorded nine goals and 18 points, though three of those points did come short-handed. Still, Edmonton desperately needs all the help they can get as they try to rebound from an extremely disappointing season and will turn over every rock in search of a valuable NHL player.
Today, we focus on the St. G Jake Allen — The team has upgraded its offense, already had a solid defense and has several of their top prospects banging on its door, hoping to get into their rotation this year. The year-old netminder struggled down the stretch during the season, but his consistency got even worse last year when he posted a. The team was forced to use Hutton on many occasions to replace the struggling goaltender.
In hopes of redeeming his job, Allen has said that he has changed some of his training methods this summer and hopes to come into camp and prove that he is the starting goaltender.
The team had better hope that he can, because the team lost Hutton to the Buffalo Sabres in the offseason and replaced him with Johnson, who struggled in a one-year stint in Buffalo, albeit behind an atrocious defense. The team does have prospect Ville Husso waiting in the AHL, but many believe he still needs at least one year of seasoning there before he can challenge Allen for his job.
The offense has been thoroughly upgraded in the last few months and it will be up to the team to find a way to gel and make it work. One key story will be whether they can get the breakout performance that everyone in the NHL has been waiting for from Vladimir Tarasenko. The winger posted three impressive seasons coming into last year, including a 37, 40, goal seasons. However, while the year-old still had a solid season last year, his 33 goals was a disappointment for a player who many felt was closer to a goal scorer than a point scorer.
Adding a top-line center will be critical and if the two can co-exist, then you might see the development of a superstar as Tarasenko and Paul Stastny had limited chemistry together.
There is also a likelihood that Maroon, who played together with Connor McDavid in Edmonton for a while, could add his physicality to that first line and give Tarasenko an even better chance to have a big season. Looking at the massive changes to the team, especially at the forward position means the team expects to win now.
The franchise has put a lot of expectations on head coach Mike Yeo and the team as they are expected to not just make the playoffs, but compete for the Central Division title.
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The Edmonton Oilers’ rotten luck got worse with the broken hand suffered by center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, which affects their trade and playoff hopes. Mark Letestu isn't the sexiest name on the block leading up to the Feb. 26 trade deadline, but the Edmonton Oilers centre is still serviceable in a . Edmonton Oilers Trade Rumors: GM Peter Chiarelli Still Looking to Add a Defenseman Edmonton Oilers trade rumors continue to swirl after the team was uns.