The Edmonton Oilers signed three players on July 1, the first day of the NHL’s summer auction, but with all due respect to Ryan Smyth, the most important one was the Yann Danis signing.
If the Oilers are going to contend for a playoff spot in 2012-13, then goaltending is where Oilers management must focus. Danis is a good start.
Why is goaltending the main issue?
The single biggest reason that the Oilers have been the worst team in hockey over the past three years is weak to atrocious goaltending, first by Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers, then Nikolai Khabibulin. Both goalies muffed many shots that average