Morning Rumors: Oilers, Flyers and Panthers

  • Jim Matheson: Everyone has laughed off the rumor of Ales Hemsky and a 2nd to the Flyers for Wayne Simmonds.
  • Dave Isaac of the Courier Post: Wayne Simmonds reads papers and knows there are rumors out there.

    “Rumors are rumors,” Simmonds said. “It’s a business. You never know what’s going to go on.”

    “We’ve got a good squad in here,” the 25-year-old winger said. “We’ve got a really good team in here. We all know that. The onus is on us to play. We’ve already had a coaching change. It’s time that the players start owning up to what’s going on here. We’ve got to be responsible.”

  • Jonathan Willis: Willis wonders if there is any reason the Oilers GM Craig MacTavish shouldn’t call Panthers GM Dale Tallon to see what the cost of defenseman Tom Gilbert would be. Could fit on their second pairing.
  • Jim Matheson: Ilya Bryzgalov will start in Oklahoma City on Tuesday and let the Oilers knows how he feels. He may been more AHL game time or need some practices with the Oilers.


  1. JESSE

    November 11, 2013 at 8:45 am

    lol does willis know that gilbert was cut by the oilers this year

  2. Holysheep

    November 11, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Well Willis, perhaps the reason is because Edmonton gave Gilbert about 4 years to prove that he is a defenseman who can’t hit or play defense at all for that matter. The Oilers replaced that spot with J Shultz and Petry.

    Maybe MacT should make some calls for Sheldon Souray and Sean Horcoff while he’s at it.

  3. Mark Easson

    November 11, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Reasons could be: cheap, available now, won’t cost much and is familiar with Edmonton and many teammates.

    He may not be exactly what they need, but may be better than some of the alternatives.

  4. Yahweh's Messenger

    November 11, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    That’s pretty funny there( wat Chu’s talking about Mr Willis)hey while we are at it maybe Mac T could inquire if Vladimir Myshkin (Tretiak’s back up) is available or Brad Park I just saw the other day an old YouTube clip of him saying he is a free agent looking for compensation. Lol.