I don't actually think this is the worst idea. Georgiev spends the last few months starting a vast majority of games in the AHL. Talbot gets to work with Allaire again and build back his confidence. Edmonton gets under the cap and fits whatever 3rd liner they overpay for.
President Lyndon Johnson once said, "If I've lost McKenzie, I've lost 200 Hockey Men."
Always a good idea to make a three-year decision based on what options are available to you on January 21st.
Couple of discussion points on Koskinen deal -A Talbot extension seemed highly unlikely. -What were their options going to be this summer? Realistic targets in net? Weigh those against todays deal. -They like Koskinens work ethic, room presence, and have seen his high end game.
I understand that this isn't a good look, but Pete Chiarelli watched the Fyre Festival documentaries this weekend and now has some ideas on how to fix this situation.
#Oilers have placed Spooner & Rattie on waivers. If both clear, & are assigned to the AHL, Oilers would still be $1.395M in full cap value above the ceiling. By our calculation, that's the equivalent of 2 additional assignments, or a trade, in order to activate Sekera off LTIR.
Yeah I made that exact point at the time. I think, pound-for-pound, this trade was the biggest indictment of Chiarelli. It exposed the fact that he had no coherent plan in place and was just making a bunch of random decisions in hopes that they would all work out together.
Werenski, MaCavoy, and Hanifin were all 17-year-old's in their pre-draft seasons as freshmen. Miller has had a great season but this is extremely misleading.