Player Notes

  • Letestu: Oilers got better with Adam Larsson
    Oilers forward Mark Letestu believes his team is better after the Adam Larsson for Taylor Hall trade.

    Advice: "I got over it in two days…guys come and go," said Letestu. "I know there’s a certain attachment fans have with Taylor…he was the light, part of the players who were going to take us to the playoffs. But for me, I think we got better. He’s steady…he doesn’t play a flashy game. You don’t see him on the highlights and maybe that’s why there’s so much angst (with fans). But he fits what we’re trying to do more and that’s keep the puck out of our net more and it sounds like there’s more offence to him and he’ll probably get that opportunity here. We needed help on the back-end and had to pay a high price for that." Many fans in Edmonton and around the league believe the Oilers got the worst of this trade, but more than a few current Oilers have come out and defended the trade. From a fantasy perspective, there's no comparing Hall and Larsson (they play different positions anyway). Rotoworld.com Today, 9:26 am
  • Galchenyuk: Weber is so tough to play against
    Alex Galchenyuk believes Shea Weber is one of the toughest players to play against.

    Advice: Thankfully for Galchenyuk, he won't have to go up against Weber anymore because the two became teammates this off-season. "We don't play [the Predators] that often, it was only twice a year, but I remember last year he hit me close to the boards and I couldn't feel my legs for like three days," Galchenyuk said. "And when he's teeing up for a slap shot, you don't want to be in that lane to block a shot. If you really think about it, who's one of the toughest guys to play against, he'd definitely be first on my list." Rotoworld.com Today, 7:04 am
  • GM: Derrick Pouliot having a good summer
    According to Pens GM Jim Rutherford, Derrick Pouliot is having a great summer.

    Advice: "Derrick Pouliot is having a really good summer," Rutherford said. "All the reports are very good on (Pouliot). He's worked very hard. It's his time to jump in there. Last year, he made great strides. It's my understanding he's had a terrific summer, and he's really prepared for camp. I'm expecting Derrick to take a big step forward." The Pens drafted Pouliot eighth overall in 2012, but he hasn't developed as quickly as the team would have hoped. This season, he'll have an opportunity to become a regular on Pittsburgh's blue line. The 22-year-old had seven assists in 22 games last season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:58 am
  • Zach Parise (back) is 'good to go'
    Zach Parise (back) says he's "good to go" for the World Cup.

    Advice: "I feel really good," Parise said. "All the rehab went and is going well. I’m happy with the progress. The doctors were really happy today. … I’m really happy with it. I’m good to go." Parise dealt with a herniated disk in his back and it forced him to miss the playoffs last year. The 32-year-old had 25 goals and 53 points in 70 games during the 2015-16 season. He should easily surpass those totals if he stays healthy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:43 am
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  • Alex Pietrangelo humbled to be named captain
    Alex Pietrangelo was humbled to be named captain of the St. Louis Blues.

    Advice: The Blues made the announcement official during a news conference on Thursday. "Humbling is a good word," Pietrangelo said. "I’m excited, I’m nervous, I think it’s every emotion you can come up with. This group of guys who have worn the ‘C’ have carried themselves in a way that I want to carry myself. They still to this day carry themselves in a great way." He replaces David Backes, who went to Boston in free agency. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:13 am

NHL Roster Changes

Date
Player
Change
Aug 27
Not Active
Anh to NYR
Aug 26
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Wes to Eas
Aug 26
Fla to Ari
Aug 26
Fla to Ari
Aug 25
Eas to Wes
Aug 25
Eas to Wes
Aug 25
Not Active
Fla to Dal
Aug 24
Not Active
Eas to Wes
Aug 23
LA to Tor
Aug 22
Not Active
to Wes

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