Edmonton Oilers General Manager Craig MacTavish was on Sportsnet’s broadcast of the Memorial Cup last night and spoke with the panel about what the mood is like out there in regards to trade talk and movement.
MacTavish said that it’s all quiet on that front but should heat up after the Stanley Cup playoffs.
“The trade deadline was a little anti-climatic I thought this year,” he said. “But it’s really a little bit of a lull right now from a managerial standpoint. There’s not too too much going on with the NHL playoffs, including here in the next month but it will heat up very quickly. There are a lot of teams that are going to have a lot of pressure to get better very quickly, the Edmonton Oilers certainly being one of those teams and we’re going to be doing what we did last year. (That is) making the phone calls and trying to see what the market is out there to help ourselves improve.”