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Oilers Reportedly Eyeing Goalie From Another Canadian Team

Published August 8, 2023 at 8:41 PM
BY TOM BANKS

The Edmonton Oilers have two of the biggest and best stars in hockey, but unfortunately, that has translated to just one Western Conference Finals appearance in their tenure.

What's the issue?



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In the regular season when offensive hockey thrives, the Oilers are one of the best teams in the league, but when the post-season hits, their goaltending has let them down in a big way.


They believed Jack Campbell could be their saviour last season, but after a poor star he was replaced by rookie Stuart Skinner, and after he struggled in the playoffs, they're once again searching for answers.

A recently traded goaltender



According to a recent report, the team could now be interested in acquiring Casey DeSmith from the Montreal Canadiens, and while that would require moving Jack Campbell, he may be a solid option.

Reports indicate that the Edmonton Oilers are interested in recently-traded goaltender Casey DeSmith


In 38 games a season ago, DeSmith posted a 15-16-4 record with a .904 save percentage and a 3.17 GAA, so while he could be a cheap backup option, it wouldn't quite solve their problem.
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