Oilers GM hasn't given up on Devan Dubnyk

Devan Dubnyk rebounded from a poor start to the season with a strong perfromance Thursday against...

Devan Dubnyk rebounded from a poor start to the season with a strong perfromance Thursday against the Islanders in New York, posting a .935 save percentage, stopping 37 of 40 shots. (USA TODAY)

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:20 AM ET

EDMONTON - What’s wrong with this picture?

It’s a big-picture job Craig MacTavish has with the Edmonton Oilers and when it comes to goaltending, there’s the picture you have been watching so far this season, one that looked a lot better last night as Devan Dubnyk stopped 37 of 40 shots and didn’t give up any sensationally soft goals.

And then there’s the big picture.

MacTavish doesn’t mince his words about the big picture.

“We’re lacking at the position in our organization, there’s no dancing around it. It’s a positional weakness as an organization. It’s important to understand where we’re at and to do something about it,” the new GM told your correspondent on his cell phone from New York Thursday.

“I’d like to come up with something ingenious,” he said before the Oilers took the ice against the Islanders in what ended up being a 3-2 loss, their fifth straight defeat of the season. But he indicated he hadn’t had any such inspiration.


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