Category Archives: Oilers

Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Smyth focused on staying competitive despite his 38th birthday

Ryan Smyth is quick to point out that 38 is just a number.

He’s right, it just happens to be a very large number when we’re talking athletes and birthdays.

MacTavish must make a bold move

MacTavish has been busy this season, making decent deals for serviceable depth players with size (Mark Fraser and Matt Hendricks). But the only way he can strengthen the core of this team is by doing something big. If the Oilers were capable of drafting and developing a decent power forward they’d have done it at some point in the last 20 years. They need to trade their way into the playoffs and, in order to do that, they’ll have to give up something to get something.

Predators interested in Gagner

he Nashville Predators will be looking to fine-tune their roster before the March 5 trade deadline and in the off-season, as they work towards competing next season.

As Predators GM David Poile continues to mend after being struck in the face with a puck prior to the Olympic break, management understands its position this season.
The Predators have been actively shopping center David Legwand, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent July 1.