a·cu·men [ak-yuh-muhn] noun: keen insight; shrewdness

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Monday, 25 March 2013

03/25/13 The Mess On Defense

The trade deadline is looming and it appears that Ryan Whitney could be headed out the door. In his place the Oilers are attempting to add collegiate UFA Danny DeKeyser. Unless something else happens between now and next season, the defense will still be a mess.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

03/21/13 Trade Targets: Marcus Foligno

So there's a fire sale going on in Buffalo and some savvy teams might just be able to snag some talent off their underachieving roster. Oilers fans have long had their sights set on defenseman Tyler Myers, but there's another name in Buffalo that could be of interest: Marcus Foligno.

Monday, 18 March 2013

03/14/13 Trade Targets: Keith Yandle..?

Way back in June, a report came out from Darren Millard at the draft, which said explicitly that a "deal is close" involving Keith Yandle. Obviously the trade never materialized, but that's often the case with significant trades at the draft. Could he move now?

Monday, 11 March 2013

03/11/13 Trade Targets: The Case For Kulikov

The recent scoring touch of Oilers defenseman Ryan Whitney may have helped his value heading into the NHL trade deadline, but it doesn't mean that Edmonton once again has a quality puck mover on the left side of the defense. Enter Dmitry Kulikov.

Monday, 4 March 2013

03/04/13 Oilers Make Season-Saving Trade For Mike Brown

Not wanting to be outdone by the bold actions of Jay Feaster to the south, Steve Tambellini pulled off a trade for the perfect asset. Mike Brown is gritty as anything.