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07:31 AM ET 10.16 | The Oilers have come out of the gate with a disappointing 1-5-1 start, and they have allowed at least four goals in all but one of those games. Devan Dubnyk's sub-par performance on Saturday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs does not have Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish pushing the panic button, but it does have him reaching for the telephone. As early as Sunday, MacTavish has been working the phones and working them hard to determine the market for goaltenders. They are looking at every possibility, from Anaheim's Jonas Hiller to Buffalo's Ryan Miller to Brian Elliott in St. Louis to Michal Neuvirth in Washington and beyond. There isn't anything the Edmonton Oilers aren't at least looking at or considering, but we are to believe that nothing is imminent at this point.

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October 16, 2013  08:06 AM ET

Any GM will be smelling blood in the water in Edmonton. They'll try to plunder as much from the Oilers as they can.

October 16, 2013  08:18 AM ET

The Monster just had a couple of good games. ... The Red Wings have a history of getting good production out of Russians.

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October 16, 2013  09:15 AM ET

Bryz

October 16, 2013  09:27 AM ET

Maybe TOR can send Reimer and Gardiner over, and get Nugent-Hopkins and a late pick. I'm sure Eakins would take it.

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October 16, 2013  09:58 AM ET
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Edmonton ain't giving up RNH, as much as i'd like them to.

Only one I can see them sending out is Eberle (they'd be selling Yakupov low, and that makes no sense).

But you have the Bozak the Great. Why would you want another centre?

October 16, 2013  10:02 AM ET
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The Monster just had a couple of good games. ... The Red Wings have a history of getting good production out of Russians.

Too bad Monster isn't a Russian. But ... the Oilers are desperate enough to settle for a Swede, although they would rather have Petr Mrazek.

October 16, 2013  10:03 AM ET
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Why on earth didn't they go after Bernier, again?

Maybe they are. Stick around for a while.

October 16, 2013  10:07 AM ET
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Maybe TOR can send Reimer and Gardiner over, and get Nugent-Hopkins and a late pick. I'm sure Eakins would take it.

No way, no how. They will not trade RHN. He isn't in the equation. Maybe Yak and their #1 pick next year for the Reimer - Gardiner combo? That'll work.

October 16, 2013  10:13 AM ET
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Too bad Monster isn't a Russian. But ... the Oilers are desperate enough to settle for a Swede, although they would rather have Petr Mrazek.

That was a Monster for a Nail trade insinuation.

October 16, 2013  10:21 AM ET
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No way, no how. They will not trade RHN. He isn't in the equation. Maybe Yak and their #1 pick next year for the Reimer - Gardiner combo? That'll work.

hum not even for Lundqvist....?

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October 16, 2013  10:34 AM ET
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The Monster just had a couple of good games. ... The Red Wings have a history of getting good production out of Russians.

Yes, they do. But, they'd rather draft their own ... even if it's in later rounds.

October 16, 2013  10:36 AM ET
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hum not even for Lundqvist....?

Maybe .... Yak for Lundqvist?

October 16, 2013  10:40 AM ET

so is THIS to be the soap opera thread this season?

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October 16, 2013  10:47 AM ET
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so is THIS to be the soap opera thread this season?

The Young and the Saveless?

 
October 16, 2013  11:11 AM ET
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Not much of an upgrade on Dubnyk right now...

ouch...very true

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