Andrew Cogliano has been traded to the Anaheim Ducks
Andrew Cogliano has been traded the the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a 2nd round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Cogliano dropped down the depth chart quite a bit here. His days were definitely numbered. But did we get full value for him?
Ryan Smyth, bleeding copper and blue
Brilliant deal. Done deal. Love it.
Please be true, please be true, please be true..
According to the Fourth Period:
The Oilers could go after impending free agent center Zenon Konopka next month, if he hits the unrestricted market, the Edmonton Journal Reports.
Konopka isn’t afraid to drop the gloves and is a solid faceoff man, something the Oilers appear to be in the market for.
“Would I sign him? One hundred per cent, yes,” an NHL scout told the Journal. “He’s hard to play against and every team needs a captain of the bottom eight players on their roster and that’s Konopka.”
From what I read in the Journal, it’s more of a suggestion than a rumor, but man that would be nice.
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Trade deadline approaches.. FUCK YEAH!
So, the Christmas day of the NHL approaches… the trade deadline. It’s Monday, February 28th @ 1:00PM MST. The days leading up to the deadline were actually quite excitement filled. TSN has a trade tracker page up here. I count 25 trades this month alone (26 now, as I type this.. as news just came in that Brad Boyes was dealt to Buffalo). Who even thought Erik Johnson, James Neal or Craig Anderson would be available? It’ll be interesting to see if this deadline finishes with a bang or fizzles out.
As for the Oilers, I don’t expect much at all. Foil contributor Zackman35 had a good comment today about the moves he could see the Oilers making, which inspired my list below… Continue reading 'Trade Deadline Awesomeness'»
Kings interested in Hemsky trade.. are we?
I generally take most rumors with a grain of salt, but I figured I’d mention it here since there is some downtime before the next game. The Fourth Period is reporting that the Kings have shown interest in the Oilers. So… should the Oilers really be interested in moving Hemsky? For me, I’d say it would have to take something quite good in return, especially if the Kings are involved.
On the bad side of things, trading a guy like Hemsky within the conference could be risky. Thankfully we only face the Kings four times per year, however. But I think everyone remembers the pain of trading Pronger within the conference. He’s also easily the best player on the team at the moment. He has a great contract ($4.1M cap hit, expires at the end of next year).
On the good side, he’s one of our more marketable assets, which means he could fetch us a good player. That contract is quite low for a player that is nearly a point-per-game player on a basement dweller. He’s also been fairly injury prone the past few years, so moving him might help in having a body in the lineup that can stay in the lineup.
WHO SHOULD WE TARGET?
So if we’re trading with the Kings, who do we trade for? Well, the obvious one would be Continue reading 'Kings interested in Hemsky – 4th Period'»