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[EDM/LAK] Oilers acquire Ben Scrivens for 3rd round pick
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01-15-2014, 05:34 PM
Smith - Alfie
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That's not the point of acquiring him. They want to see what he's got and if he could be a goalie for us in the future. If he does well he'll be extended and we'll have at least a backup goalie for upcoming seasons. It's basically a try-out. They obviously gave up on Dubnyk, and for good reason: He lets in too many bad goals.
Dubnyk needed a change of scenery, he was fine as a backup this year and could still be an average starter on a better defensive club. I realize Scrivens is being brought in as a try out, but that hardly disproves that he isn't going to succeed here as a starter until the defence is addressed.
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