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How are the Edmonton Oilers reacting to their poor goaltending to start the season?
Bob McKenzie: Devan Dubnyk's sub-par performance on Saturday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs does not have Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish pushing the panic button, but it does have him reaching for the telephone.
As early as Sunday, MacTavish has been working the phones and working them hard to determine the market for goaltenders. They are looking at every possibility, from Anaheim's Jonas Hiller to Buffalo's Ryan Miller to Brian Elliott in St. Louis to Michal Neuvirth in Washington and beyond.
What becomes of Peter Laviolette and how much heat is there now on Paul Holmgren?
[Darren] Dreger: For the moment Laviolette and his family are trying to stay below the radar. Obviously Laviolette is not happy with the way things ended with the Philadelphia Flyers so he may lay low. He wants to coach again in the NHL and given his resume it's believed that he will get another opportunity.
If things don't materialize in the NHL say before Christmas, I'm told Laviolette would consider going over to Europe and coaching there. It's not too far-fetched that Laviolette and his family would consider that.
As for Holmgren, he was looking for Ron Hextall. Since Holmgren took over as GM of the Flyers he has been constantly trying to lure Hextall from the Los Angeles Kings. There's no imminent danger for Holmgren and the belief is he will go out on his own terms and Hextall ultimately would be his successor.
October is finally here! Pumpkin spice everything is returning everywhere and hockey is back! No lockout (other than the US Government) and NHL games that matter in October. Every morning here on Kukla's Korner (well the main page at least until my own little spot has been carved out and is ready) I will give you a recap as to the games that happened last night (in some cases while you were sleeping), some highlights on hockey news, and end with a line up as to who will be playing tonight.
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The Washington Capitals announced today at their Capitals Convention that they will host the 2015 Winter Classic.
January St 2015 the Washington Capitals will host the next Winter Classic. According to Ted Leonsis an opponent and venue is yet to be determined. Nationals Park and FedEx field are two of the front runners for venues for the game.
The Washington Capitals have signed Mikhail Grabovski to a one-year deal.
The 29-year-old Belarussian spent the past five seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs, where he posted nine goals and seven assists last year in a lockout-shortened season.
A six-year veteran of the NHL, Grabovski had signed a five-year, $27.5 million extension with the Leafs in March 2012, but was then bought out by the club in July of this year after a post-season campaign where he was playoff-worst minus-10.
And Sportsnet's Jeff Simmons:
It appears Mikhal Grabovski has found a new NHL home.
Grabovski told Sportsnet 590 the Fan’s Matt Brown on Thursday that he has agreed to a deal with the Washington Capitals that will be made official on Friday. An report early Thursday from a Belarus outlet said it was a one-year, $3-million deal.
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed center Mikhail Grabovski to a one-year, $3 million contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
“Mikhail adds speed and offense to our lineup, and we are very pleased to have him sign with the Capitals,” said McPhee. “We believe he will be an excellent addition to our club.”