NHL Trade: Oilers Trade Devan Dubnyk To Predators For Matt Hendricks

The Edmonton Oilers have traded goalie Devan Dubnyk to the Nashville Predators for forward Matt Hendricks. The Oilers will pick up half of Dubnyk’s salary according to Willy Daunic (Predators radio play-by-play guy).

The 27-year old Dubnyk was drafted 14th overall in 2004 by the Oilers. He carries a $3.5 million cap hit. Dubnyk will be a free agent at the end of the season.

The 32-year old Hendricks was drafted 131st overall in the fifth round of the 2000 draft by the Predators. He carries a $1.825 million salary cap hit. Hendricks is under contract until after the 2016-17 season.

What do you think of the trade?

Devan Dubnyk

Matt Hendricks


  1. leaf-fan905

    01/15/2014 at 3:11 pm

    Horrible trade if they don’t have a deal done with the leafs,st louis , buffalo or the ducks and where trying to free cap

  2. firemactavish

    01/15/2014 at 3:30 pm


  3. Manny

    01/15/2014 at 5:33 pm

    Mactavish makes two pretty good moves and you want him fired? Silly Edmonton fans.

  4. Big Mac

    01/15/2014 at 9:36 pm

    Great job Mactavish,
    You’ve made some great additions this year,
    they all can’t be perfect, but at least your making
    common sense decisions. It’s nice to see someone
    that is not scared to make a move.

  5. Dan

    01/16/2014 at 11:57 am

    MacTavish should be fired. They came into the season extremely weak on Defense and Goalie and the best he could do is over pay a dwarf defenseman, Andrew Ference. There are plenty of teams with excess goalies ie St Louis and Anaheim and yet he fails to make a trade. Then he overpays for the flake from the Flyers and now trades a high 3rd pick for a career AHL goalie who is UFA after this season. If he wanted to make an impact he would have traded for either Neurvirth, Holtby, Halak, Anderson who are legitimate starters….and he should grow some testicles and trade one of his “young studs” for a top defenseman. Simply he sucks!!!

  6. fred

    01/16/2014 at 12:41 pm

    Dan, I hope you are not an oiler fan because you are wafling a load of crap. MacT is doing a good job with whats available, he deserves credit not criticism. So piss off with your negative thoughts.

  7. I_am_I

    01/16/2014 at 12:52 pm

    @Dan MacT overvalues his players according to “sources.” Not sure the sources have legit insight but given the track record of Edmonton deals that rings true in general for the organization.
    Scrivens is a legit NHL goalie, probably more towards the backup end of the spectrum. He probably isn’t going to steal you wins but he isn’t going to cost you them either.
    @Big Mac: Not sure I liked the Smid trade to be honest.

  8. Glenn Gerun

    01/16/2014 at 1:13 pm

    Oilerology 101 will win the Stanley cup within 4 years. How? FORECHECK FORECHECK FORECHECK FORECHECK. With oiler talent they will score enough to win majority games by tenacious FORCHECKING FOR 4 PERIODS eventually winning it all before they lose #1 draft pick because of the salary cap

  9. Dan

    01/16/2014 at 4:36 pm

    @Fred. I am not a Oiler’s fan. Just a realist fan that played Junior hockey and have spent years coaching high level rep hockey. I suspect Fred is a fat loud mouth couch a’hole. MacTavish has done nothing to improve a bottom feeder team….they are 2nd last and dropping. Fred you are a MORON!

  10. Manny

    01/16/2014 at 7:20 pm

    @Dan. I’m sure a real positive influence on all the kids you get to work with…