Predators shore up goaltending with Devan Dubynk acquisition from Oilers

Nashville shores up goaltending with Devan Dubynk acquisition.

Edmonton Oilers’ goaltender Devan Dubynk has been traded to the Nashville Predators in exchange for forward Matthew Hendricks.

Dubynk has had a rough season this year only posting a sub .900 save percentage and having a 3.26 GAA in 32 games played.

What this move means for Nashville is that their starting net minder Pekka Rinne is more than likely out for the season with a hip injury and Dubynk is meant to be a stop gate in the interim. It also can serve as an apology from Poile to Coach Barry Trotz. Trotz earlier this year questioned the play of Carter Hutton going as far to say “That’s not good enough for this league. He wasn’t strong at all,” in regard to Hutton’s play after a loss.

For the Edmonton Oilers, it’s puzzling that GM Craig MacTavish would trade away a young goalie for a fourth line forward with only 4 points so far this season in 44 points and signed for four years. It doesn’t really solve their problem–which is the blue line.

Oilers Radio Analyst Bob Stauffer hinted that there was more to come via his Twitter feed.

Here’s some of the reactions from former teammate Shawn Horcoff, now with the Dallas Stars.

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UPDATE: Edmonton has traded a 3rd round draft pick to the Los Angeles Kings for goaltender Ben Scrivens