A lot of people were impressed with the way Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli responded to the tweets of NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman last week about the Oilers making an “aggressive” effort to trade the team’s first-round pick, which would be used in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.
Chiarello was among the people who gave Bettman a big thumbs up on Twitter after he retweeted the tweets, saying he was “pretty excited” about it.
Chiareslli also was the first GM in Edmonton to publicly announce his desire to trade a first-rounder since GM Craig MacTavish did so in November, and he has continued to hold his ground on his plans, even as other GMs have changed their minds.
“Peter Chiarellis’ tweets were pretty cool.
The way he went about it, I was pretty impressed,” Oilers general manager Craig MacIntyre said.
“I’m not a big hockey guy.
I’m not going to lie to you.
“He was very excited about the prospects we had in the pipeline. “
I think he got a big “THUMP” from our guys when he said that. “
He was very excited about the prospects we had in the pipeline.
We know how hard they work and the commitment they put into it. “
You know, I know a lot of our guys.
We know how hard they work and the commitment they put into it.
I thought it was pretty cool.”
MacIntire was asked about the impact of the Oilers’ second-round selection on the prospect pipeline, and the response was not all that positive.
“They’re going to be really happy about that,” MacIntreary said.
We’re just hoping that the kid can do well and that we can bring him up in the system, and bring him along to the next level.” “
But it’s a great opportunity for us to be able to get a young player to come into the NHL.
We’re just hoping that the kid can do well and that we can bring him up in the system, and bring him along to the next level.”
It’s clear that the Oilers, like many other teams, will be looking to improve the prospect pool for next season.
But MacIntrey said that they’re also “not looking to take on the risk that we’ve had this year.”
“I don’t think there’s any risk here,” MacInnes said.