Selling at the trade deadline can be great for a team’s future. It can also open up an opportunity for a guy being moved as a “rental.” You don’t see coaches getting too excited about their rosters being depleted during this time very often, however.
In the case of the Edmonton Oilers, Todd McLellan might just look at this situation as “addition by subtraction.”
You can watch the very interesting press conference in the video above, but this moment was singled out by the media:
Question: "How do you eliminate that (major gaff) from the players' psyche?"
McLellan: "Maybe we get rid of some players…Maybe."
The Red Wings did win, however, and they celebrated a night for Nicklas Lidstrom with a tightly-fought victory. Detroit ended a four-game losing streak in the process, too, so a defeat really could have lingered in the minds of many.
Granted, it’s not the prettiest win, and the Red Wings would probably like to light up the scoreboard after this narrow win and Sunday’s 1-0 overtime loss to Ottawa.
Not every win can be pretty … especially with their perfect human firmly in retirement.
Ghost busted: Flyers fall, Gostisbehere’s streak is over
You know what they say: all good things must come to an end.
In the case of the Philadelphia Flyers, two concluded on Tuesday. Shayne Gostisbehere‘s great 15-game point streak is now over, and the Flyers failed to extend a three-game standings point streak, falling to the Carolina Hurricanes by a score of 3-1.
Cam Ward is the main person to thank for this. He stopped 36 out of 37 shots tonight, including two by “Ghost Bear.”
(Perhaps Ward is pumping up whatever trade value he has, at least in the event that Carolina might want to shop him?)