The Oilers are looking into a trade for Keith.— Ryan Batty (@ryan_batty) July 22, 2021
The Oilers have traded for Keith. No salary retained.
Talks with Mike Smith are on going.
Smith’s new deal is for two years.
The Oilers have kicked tires on Ristolainen.
There is no bottom, folks. It just keeps getting worse.
Not much else to say this morning about the Oilers. They are run by a bunch of clowns and they deserve to languish tiers below where they should be at this stage of Connor McDavid’s career.
Oh, and there’s this:
Ryan Rishaug was just on TSN 1050 and has said if the #Oilers don't see any improvements (Deep playoff run/ Stanley Cup win), Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid asking out before their contracts are up could be a reality.— Mohammad Jaber (@Moe_Jaber) July 22, 2021
We’ve been saying, but that’s beside the point.
TW: Sexual Assault
The Chicago Hockey Team should be dissolved. The details coming out are simply horrible:
Re whether Blackhawks players were aware of abuse claims...— Rick Westhead (@rwesthead) July 22, 2021
Plaintiff lawyer Susan Loggans told me today that after allegations were taken to team mgmt in May 2010, a few CHI players began bullying her client and making horrible homophobic slurs during practice & in locker room.
At this point it’s pretty hard to reconcile details like this with the Oilers acquiring Duncan Keith, an assistant captain on those Chicago teams and very probably involved in all of this shit.
It’s hard to reconcile not one of the media members here — to say nothing of the embarrassingly paltry coverage by the national media — pressing either Keith or Ken Holland during their media availabilities. Keith was asked briefly but was then permitted to change the conversation. I don’t think Holland’s been asked about it at all.
Release the names of every player and staff member complicit and make sure they never play or work in the NHL ever again.
PODCAST SZN RETURNS
Preston & Shona break down the abysmal Duncan Keith trade for the Edmonton Oilers. They also look at who the Seattle Kraken could take in this week’s expansion draft.
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Should The Oilers Trade The 19th Overall Pick? (ON)
(TW:SA) Former Blackhawks Player Describes Alleged Sexual Assault in New Court Filing (TSN)
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Ken Holland All-In Trying To Make Oilers A Contender (ES)
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Seravalli: The Oilers Will “Almost Surely” Buy Out James Neal, Mikko Koskinen Buyout Is Also A Possibility (ON)
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Into The Blue Again (After The Money’s Gone) (LT)
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