EDMONTON – Connor McDavid He said he has nothing to do with the defense given by the defendant Brandon Manning to the Edmonton Oilers from the Chicago Blackhawks.
Oilers, skipper who broke his footstorm on November 3, 2015, when he fell into the final boards after Manning, then a member of the Philadelphia Flyers , he said he has moved on.
"Obviously it was a long time ago that's what I want to say about that," said McDavid Monday, a day after his trading. "It's uncertain. I think it's going to come in and it's going to help it. It's a good player, a strong defender, strong. "
Manning was received by Robin Norell from the Blackhawks for defending defenses to proceed Drake Caggiula and guardian Jason GarrisonHis Post has three points (one goal, two help) in the 27 games of this season.
McDavid lost 37 games during his season during 2015-16 due to the injuries. Continuing the Edmonton game in Philadelphia on December 8, 2016, the center said that Manning was just allowed to go through the game that he wounded for a reason, safeguarding "without class."
Oilers' general manager Peter Chiarelli said the questions between McDavid and Manning were late at the end of the season when Edmonton tried to negotiate trade with Philadelphia.
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"I raised Connor over and asked him if he had a problem with this and he said it was not," said Chiarelli on Monday. "He said he was a player to help us.
"I wanted to make sure last year. I did not speak to Connor this year [but] I told him in advance that we did his business. "
Manning said McDavid had not been released to her after she had been arrested. trade.
"He is happy to have and I thought I can help the team," said Manning to the Edmonton Journal. "We met this summer in detail [NHL Players’ Association] Meetings and me, it was done long ago. I do not think that will be a case. "
Trading for Manning's second Oilers on Sunday. They also found a defender Alexander Petrovic from Florida Panthers for a defender Chris Wideman and a third phase selection in the NHL Draft 2019. One thing that supports Petrovic in the 26 games of this season.
It is anticipated that Manning and Petrovic will be doing their first chance to oppose Winners in Jungle at Rogers Place on Monday (9 p.m. ET; SNW, TSN3, NHL.TV).
The main responsibilities of dealing with the Oilers (18-17-3), which have lost five games in a series (0-5-0): have contributed 31 visitors in Their seven games (1-5-1) and are without old defenders Oscar Klefbom (broken branch), Kris Russell (lower body injuries) and Andrej Sekera (tiled Achilles Tendon).
Sekera has been out for seasonal season; Klefbom and Russell have been out of December 11.
"It's not sexy players and that's not Drake," said Chiarelli. "These are half-half players who can do different.
"[Manning] a NHL-based player, he is a strong, strong defender, who can play an aggressive play. From an attack perspective, it is giving you more. It has been longer in the League (seven seasons) and it is sensible. "
Regardless of whether Edmonton attempts to submit another defender before completing NHL Trade on February 25, Chiarelli said, "This is about bringing some players to -where to help our protection now. It does not mean we are not higher above [defenseman]They are not out there, and they may be out there soon, but now it's too early for the season to be out there. "
McDavid said that Manning and Petrovic can not solve the problems of all the Oilers and that the whole team needs to build their game level.
"Indeed, we need to be better without the puc," said McDavid. "It's on the way too. Protecting is definitely a team thing, not just on D or our goals, it's our future, we have to come back too .
"We're sure we're pretty back back there certainly but I think this will definitely help."
Coach Ken Hitchcock said the trades show that the Oilears are willing to stay in the Stanley Cup Playoff race. With 39 points, they are four behind Stars Stars for the second wildcard from the West Conference.
"We are sitting long-term on Sekera and Klefbom," said Hitchcock. "And we just wanted to give the ghost. We wanted to continue here. We made our information on both and we know them, especially Manning.
"They help to keep this and all the work we put in, we did not want to restore another step. We were struggling back there. I think everyone knows how to help us get pucks out of our zone, better protect, winning 1-on-1 [battles], what stuff do you need? They are going to buy us time to start the march; to come back. "