The Edmonton Oilers recalled Ryan Potulny today. It would seem to be an obvious move since he’s among the 14 best forwards in the organization with the other “shoe to drop” being Gilbert Brule.
The only reasonable explanation for Potulny and Brule being in the minor leagues have to do with the strength of the Falcons and in Brule’s case nearing the waiver eligibity “line in the sand.”
At this point this is a loser’s bet. One of Craig MacTavish or Kevin Lowe are extremely unlikely to return next year should this club miss the playoffs again.
Just as a drowning man should grab any opportunity so too should the Edmonton Oilers follow up the Potulny recall with another transaction: Gilbert Brule to the Oilers.