Share “Oklahoma City Barons notebook: Edmonton...”

Oklahoma City Barons notebook: Edmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish weighs in on Barons' roster

With the NHL on a two-week break due to the Olympics, Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish was in Oklahoma City for a two-game weekend series with Lake Erie, which gained a split Saturday night with a 5-4 shootout win over the Barons.
BY MIKE BALDWIN Published: February 15, 2014
Advertisement

With the NHL on a two-week break due to the Olympics, Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish was in Oklahoma City for a two-game weekend series with Lake Erie, which gained a split Saturday night with a 5-4 shootout win over the Barons.

All but assured of missing the playoffs for the eighth consecutive season, the Edmonton Oilers reportedly will trade a few veterans before the NHL March 5 trade deadline which could impact Oklahoma City's roster.

“There are a lot of guys here deserving of an opportunity to play in the NHL,” MacTavish said. “We want to make sure to get a look at some of these guys that could be a big part of our future. They're sending a message to the organization they're ready for that opportunity.”

Possible call-ups include: forwards Mark Arcobello, Anton Lander and Roman Horak, plus defensemen Oscar Klefbom and Taylor Fedun.

HUNT NOTCHES CAREER HIGH

Veteran defenseman Brad Hunt scored a career-high four points, factoring in every Barons' goal. Hunt scored his sixth goal of the season to tie the game 2-2 in the second period and recorded his 21st, 22nd and 23rd assists.

“It's kind of cool anytime you get a career high but it would have been nice to have gotten a win,” Hunt said. “When things start going your way you gain more and more confidence. You almost feel invincible and start doing some things you normally may not do.”

Continue reading this story on the...


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    OKC Thunder's Russell Westbrook Marries Nina Earl in Star-Studded Beverly Hills Ceremony
  2. 2
    Obama Renames Mt. McKinley 'Denali' Ahead of Alaska Trip
  3. 3
    2015 US Open -- Maria Sharapova announces she will not play
  4. 4
    Neurologist and Writer Oliver Sacks Dies at 82
  5. 5
    What "Games Of Thrones" Characters Look Like In The Books
+ show more

FEATURED JOBS



× Trending sports Article