Edmonton Oilers may stand pat at NHL commerce deadline
Mark Spector Of Sportsnet: A advantage of depth is having the luxurious of plugging gamers in when there are accidents, and many others. There are a couple of unhealthy issues although. The identical deficiencies can get repeatedly uncovered. Edmonton wants a third-line middle and top-six winger. With this distinctive of a deadline, Ken Holland‘s standing pat will be the most prudent thought doable.
Ken Holland supplied this.
“We’re maxed out, due to being in LTI and having all these gamers on the roster. So, it doesn’t really feel like we’re going to be overly lively,” he mused. “However I’ve been within the recreation lengthy sufficient. One thing comes up on Saturday, Sunday or Monday, and also you resolve it’s one thing you wish to transfer on.”
Once more, Holland’s greatest course was to not play however to construct earlier than the season even began — not now.
Florida Panthers, Minnesota Wild may use a shot within the arm?
Ryan Dixon of Sportsnet: The Florida Panthers are among the many greatest groups in all the NHL. Additionally, they haven’t received a playoff collection since 1996. Are they the one workforce that might use a lift? Possibly. Possibly not. The Minnesota Wild are additionally among the finest groups (factors percentage-wise) within the final yr and alter. Does that imply both Invoice Zito or Invoice Guerin has to make a transfer? Not essentially.
Do the Carolina Panthers ponder sneaking in and attempting so as to add a chunk or two on the commerce deadline? That’s what provides intrigue and spice in any case. Would the San Jose Sharks contemplate including a chunk as they all of the sudden discover themselves in a playoff race with the struggling St. Louis Blues and Arizona Coyotes?
These are nice questions as Kyle Palmieri of the New Jersey Devils and Taylor Corridor of the Buffalo Sabres get rested ready for presumed offers to come back. It’s only the start of per week that might see a couple of groups go for that shot within the arm.