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Are the Oilers done dealing for the day?

Nov 8, 2013, 9:21 PM EDT

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So, it’s been a wild day for the Edmonton Oilers and general manager Craig MacTavish. Now, the question becomes: is he done dealing for the day, or is another move on the way?

According to columnist Mark Spector, the Oilers are believed to be in discussions with the Philadelphia Flyers about forward Wayne Simmonds. Defenseman Luke Schenn was also included in the report as someone who could potentially be on his way to Edmonton.

Interesting the timing of such news. The Oilers are in Philadelphia to play the Flyers on Saturday.

According to TSN’s Ryan Rishaug, another deal does not appear to be imminent.

For what it’s worth, MacTavish told 630 CHED in Edmonton that, “Certainly no moves imminent and hopefully none for quite some time.”

The Oilers sit at the bottom of the Pacific Division, with four wins through 17 games. And on Friday, MacTavish unloaded on a pair of deals.

The first move included a trade with Edmonton’s division and Alberta rival from Calgary.

The Oilers sent defenseman Ladislav Smid and goalie prospect Olivier Roy to Calgary in exchange for forward Roman Horak and goalie prospect Laurent Brossoit.

The Oilers also signed free agent Ilya Bryzgalov, the charismatic goaltender, to a one-year contract.

  1. icelovinbrotha215 - Nov 8, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    I just don’t see why EDM would give up Eberle. It seems like there are other options up front that have potential but haven’t played up to it. I wouldn’t mind the Flyers moving both Simmers (who I’m a big fan of) and older Schenn. They are not the problem though. It’s Mr. Snider. I will sound like a broken record but it’s the truth.

    • c9castine - Nov 9, 2013 at 1:11 AM

      im an outsider from pitt but aside from your other issues i realized it definitely starts with snider when i watched the press conference about firing laviolette and hiring berube.

      i feel like this guy is pissing off the wrong fan base and will enjoy watching the show from the other side of the state. its gonna be a rough go but at least you don’t have to rebuild. actually you guys have to rebuild everything but your core players. pens did it in 2005. gotta be done sometimes.

  2. 950003cups - Nov 8, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Luongo should’ve been honest and said “I kinda liked having the “worst contract” in my division…. —

    • stakex - Nov 8, 2013 at 10:03 PM

      I think Luongo has changed his mind on that contract. After all, it kept him from being the one sent to the Devils…

    • ikillchicken - Nov 8, 2013 at 10:37 PM

      Why you heff to be mad?

  3. flyeredup - Nov 8, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    Luke Schenn should be in ECHL. He’s awful

  4. metalization1 - Nov 8, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    I expect Edmonton to make another trade soon. I think they will be trading some of their goalie prospects and some forwards. My guess is it could be Yak, Hemsky or Eberle for a big return. Should be interesting to see what happens.

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