The Edmonton Oilers made a small deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs today, sending a 4th round (conditional) pick in 2014 east in exchange for forward Mike Brown. It’s a deal we saw coming, what with the waiver claim for Volpatti last week and the msm talk in the city over the last week. The Oilers had the city fairly screaming for an enforcer over the last 7 days.
It’s good in a way: the Oilers are convinced their skill men are good enough to win the day (although WHAT day might be worth talking about) and plan to continue with this as their top 6 W’s:
and haven’t given up on Hartikainen and or Paajarvi. These are good things.
I don’t think this helps. The 4line has been a lost cause for years now and I haven’t read anything about Brown improving the north south real estate or possession. Also, the 4line is kind of the “utility infielder” hockey position so in a way it doesn’t matter if they run Hordichuk or Brown out there. I prefer Eager to both of them, though.
Bottom line: in my opinion, there have been better things to come out of Toronto.