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Oilers GM Ken Holland preparing for a surprise move.
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Edmonton Oilers Looking To Make Major Move In Net

Published December 30, 2023 at 4:25 PM
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The Edmonton Oilers right now have the star power and the offense to compete for a Stanley Cup, but without goaltending, this is a squad that's yet to come anywhere near its potential.

GM Ken Holland readying to make a goaltending move?



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After months of Oilers fans critiquing the sub-par play of the Oilers goaltending, it appears as though Ken Holland is ready to make a move in net.


Stauffer said on Oilers Now that he expects two moves on the forwards and a resolution in goal very soon
- He said Holland scouted the Condors tonight and really pumped Rodrigue. He agreed with Brian Lawton about calling up Olivier Rodrigue this month

I'm expecting a call up


According to a report from a known Oilers reporter, the team are considering the idea of promoting AHL goaltender Olivier Rodrigue, who carries a 5-3-2 record in 11 games this year alongside a 2.25 GAA and a .923 save percentage.

One more internal move before the team chase a big fish?



While this could turn out to be a great move, most Oilers fans are expecting a much bigger move, and it appears this may be a last gasp effort to find goaltending before the team part ways with much of their draft capital.

Nothing is yet confirmed, but Rodrigue has done everything possible to get a role in the NHL, and if they give him an extended opportunity in January, it allows them time to make a bigger move if this one doesn't work out.

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