Friedman on 32TP: “There are people in the league who believe the Oilers were on the precipice of a big move on Wednesday. I don’t know what happened… but I had people say to me, watch the Oilers in goal, they’re up to something, and they weren’t talking about Campbell”
– NHL Watcher (@NHL_Watcher) November 10, 2023
Let’s talk about the Oilers. And the Canadiens. And the goalies.
I have a feeling, as I write this, that the Canadiens and the Edmonton Oilers won’t be dancing together to trade a goalie who could “save” the Oilers’ season.
I say save… knowing full well, as I said earlier this morning, that it’s going to take a lot more to make the Oilers win, whose problems aren’t just on the ice.
But I reiterate: adding a goalie won’t magically solve all the Oilers’ problems. We’ve seen clubs with a regular goalie win in the playoffs recently.
So, at this point, I don’t know how many options Edmonton has on the table. Realistic options, I mean.
Anyway, the point is this. All that to say that if you take the file and link it to the Habs, a club that’s tooooooooo much of a talking point when it comes to goaltending this fall, you can make some connections.
After all, the CH may be willing to part with a goaltender to put an end to the ménage à trois, but that’s easier said than done. Why is that? Because it depends on the team’s needs.
Darren Dreger was asked about the subject this morning (TSN 690) and the tipster says that Cayden Primeau isn’t a realistic target for the Oilers, who may want an established goaltender.
– TSN 690 Montreal (@TSN690) November 10, 2023
But then again, Dreger didn’t seem sure. Don’t forget that the goalie has a partial no-trade clause.
The informant’s doubts probably stem from the fact that Jake Allen earns $3.85 million a year and the club has $21,308 under the cap. Adding such a contract wouldn’t be easy. I’m not saying it’s impossible, but…
I have my doubts about the Oilers’ interest in Jake Allen. – Renaud Lavoie
Is it because of his injury history? The fact that he’s a #2 goalie when he gets to the Stanley Cup finals? The salary? Kent Hughes’ asking price?
It’s a good question.
And the other option is Samuel Montembeault. Dreger believes he’s not untouchable, but that it would take quite an offer for the Habs to consider trading the player who, by the nature of his contract, would become a rental player.
Of course, if the Oilers wanted a good goalie, Montembeault earns a million dollars a season and he’s very good. But Dreger repeats: the CH wants to keep him to continue its development.
That’s when Dreger says that if the Oilers want him, they’d better wake up early and offer the Habs something like Xavier Bourgault and a pick.
Note that he didn’t say, as reported elsewhere, that the Habs have their eye on Bourgault. We can assume that this is the case because the Quebec prospect’s name has already been circulating in Montreal, but Dreger didn’t mention the CH’s interest as such.
That said, if he did bring up such a name, it’s probably not by chance.
That’s why I don’t think there’s much chance of a CH goalie going to Edmonton right now. That said, if the Oilers change their minds and propose a “Jake Allen and Xavier Bourgault” deal out of desperation…
– Can’t wait to hear this.
The final mix is done.
See you (or rather, talk to you) on air at 2pm. @BPMSportsRadio
– Maxime Truman (@MaximeTruman) November 10, 2023
– Calgary’s goaltending is on fire.
Ryan Huska says Markstrom is day to day. Vladar starts tonight vs Leafs
– Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) November 10, 2023
– Boxers have been waiting to receive their money for a while.
ECONOMIC SITUATION WILL FORCE CH TO ACT
– BPM Sports (@BPMSportsRadio) November 10, 2023
– There are bad losers… and bad losers.
Incredible scene in Peru
Universitario won the title at the home ground of their great rivals, Alianza Lima.
The local club then turned off the stadium so no one could see the title being celebrated by their opponents.
– Footballogue (@Footballogue) November 9, 2023
ROMELL QUIOTO WITHDRAWN FROM THE SQUAD
According to an official statement from the Federation (FENAFUTH), Romell Quioto has been withdrawn from the list of players selected for the matches against Mexico in the Nations League.
According to some media in the country, Romell Quioto does not… pic.twitter.com/cWJ8TfWpUS
– Nilton Jorge (@NiltonJorge) November 10, 2023