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Oilers may get burned in net

Reflexive move to replace Dwayne Roloson may not pan out

Originally Published: August 9, 2009
By Tom Awad and E.J. Hradek | Puck Prospectus/ESPN The Magazine

Using the newly debuted projection system of Puck Prospectus, VUKOTA, Insider takes the temperature of players on every NHL team, moving on to the Northwest Division on Sunday with the Oilers.

Summer Skate -- Edmonton Oilers


The Oilers finished yet another season just out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Their biggest loss, goaltender Dwayne Roloson, has been replaced by Nikolai Khabibulin, but so far the Oilers' most remarkable move in the offseason has been being rejected by Dany Heatley. This is yet another manifestation of their inability to attract top players to Edmonton.

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E.J. Hradek

Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine
E.J. Hradek is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, joining the staff prior to its launch in 1998. He began covering hockey as a writer/editor for Hockey Illustrated in 1989.

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