Yesterday was an eventful day, as we found out that the Edmonton Oilers fired Peter Chiarelli, and the Leafs finally broke out of their rough stretch. The CHL Top Prospects Game also took place, and the Marlies blew a 4-1 lead before losing in a shootout.
Peter Chiarelli was fired during the second intermission of last night's game, according to Bob Nicholson. Wanted to give him a chance to leave the building quietly.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) January 23, 2019
Frank Seravalli shared this interesting note from back at the 2016 draft, and I’m hope that these stories continue:
From Chiarelli file, one trade that didn't happen: 2016 Draft. #Flames wanted to flip picks to ensure either Tkachuk or Keller. Believe offer from CGY was Backlund and Wideman to flip picks plus a 2nd rd'r from EDM. I think #Oilers we’re really interested in Sergachev.— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) January 24, 2019
In Case You Missed It
Preview: CHL Top Prospects are on the ice tonight- Kevin Papetti
The CHL Top Prospects game took place last night, and I will probably watch it ten times before June. You can find my pre-game notes here.
I’m excited to watch what Sean Durzi and Nick Suzuki can do in Guelph. However, if the Storm are eliminated early, Durzi will have a longer stint with the Marlies.
Hockey Canada announces roster for Rivalry Series vs Team USA- Baseball Annie
Canada vs. USA never fails to live up to expectations.
I joined PPP’s podcast to talk about potential right-shooting defencemen additions, the Marlies, and the matchup game.
From the Branches
Why The Islanders Should Be Aggressive Through the Trade Deadline- Carey Haber, Lighthouse Hockey
The Islanders have Jordan Eberle, Anders Lee, Brock Nelson, and Robin Lehner as pending free agents. That’s a lot of “self-rentals”, and they are already missing two picks for this upcoming draft. I wouldn’t be aggressive if I were them, but you can read the case for being aggressive here.
EDMONTON OILERS FIRE PETER CHIARELLI - Jeff Chapman, Copper and Blue
They sure sound excited.
Body of Work - The Steve Dangle Podcast
The Steve Dangle Podcast went on a long rant about Chiarelli just before he was fired.
Enjoy your day.