On Colten Teubert
Oilers fans begrudgingly said goodbye to Dustin Penner yesterday as they prepare to evaluate the return from Los Angeles for the next couple of years. Jonathan Willis took a look at defenceman Colten Teubert, the only player heading to Edmonton in the deal:
In the Oilers system, Teubert’s best comparable is probably Alex Plante, and I imagine that he’ll slot in at around that spot on the depth chart – behind Jeff Petry and Taylor Chorney, but still an option for an NHL recall. I don’t expect that we will see him playing for the Oilers this season, and given his age and the other options in the system it seems likely that he will start 2011-12 in Oklahoma City.
All things considered, Teubert’s a nice prospect but not a spectacular one, with most estimates having him as a future depth defender at the NHL level.
In Memorandum, 2011 Trade Deadline Day
Several recaps of yesterday’s trade deadline that are worth your time include Bruce Arthur’s look at NHL teams playing it safe by adding pieces instead of sinking battleships, Puck Daddy’s trade deadline day report card, and Cam Cole’s views on Twitter impersonators causing mass confusion which, up until he makes a tired ‘mother’s basement’ blogging crack at the end, is a fantastic read.
Trade Deadline Punday!
The Royal Half gathered up every cringe inducing pun from NHL.com and other sites that are so terrible that you’ll think they’re making this stuff up.
The Florida Panthers Perpetual Rebuild
The Globe and Mail’s David Shoalts is in his comfort zone shitting on southern hockey teams, although, he’s mostly on point with his latest piece on yet another rebuild in Florida:
The big question now is even if the team owners allow Tallon to spend more than the salary-cap floor, how will his summer plans turn out? But an even bigger question faces this franchise next fall – will 10 consecutive seasons out of the playoffs so burn out an already weak fan base that it will yawn at yet another in a seemingly endless series of rebuilds, the response the shallow-pocketed owners can least afford?
Brad Staubitz Gets A Lesson On Reach Advantage
Minnesota Wild tough guy Brad Staubitz lays a late hit on Brian Campbell after an icing, and then has to take on giant John Scott as a result.