The Edmonton Oilers made a couple of deals, bringing in a new goaltender and taking on a long-term contract for a fourth line forward in the process. Numbers Game looks at the Oilers adding Ben Scrivens and Matt Hendricks, while sending Devan Dubnyk to Nashville. The Oilers Get: G Ben Scrivens and LW Matt Hendricks. Scrivens is a 27-year-old who has played 51 NHL games in his career, so he has a limited track record but, in that time, he has a .917 save percentage, which isnt bad at all. Its certainly good enough to get a chance at some regular playing time in Edmonton and, considering how the Oilers season has gone, there should be plenty of opportunity for Scrivens and Ilya Bryzgalov to compete the rest of the way as they audition for next season. Both Scrivens and Bryzgalov will be unrestricted free agents in the summer, so its entirely possible that Edmonton could be starting from scratch on the goaltending market in the summer, but there is also a real opportunity for Scrivens to seize the opportunity and, if he plays well, earn a contract offer that will make him the likely starter. It cant hurt Scrivens that he has experience playing for Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins (with the AHL Toronto Marlies, where Scrivens had a .923 save percentage in 94 games) and if Scrivens plays well the rest of the way, Eakins could be comfortable moving forward with him as the No. 1 or even as part of a timeshare with another goaltender. Scrivens makes a miniscule $550,000 this season but, provided he plays well, will be due for a decent raise — maybe something in the neighbourhood of $2.5-million per — as an unrestricted free agent. Hendricks, 32, is a warrior, who has battled his way into the NHL, finally sticking as a 28-year-old. Theres no denying his toughness — he has 48 fights in the past five seasons — his face-off skill or, even, some career shootout success (9-for-17, 52.9%), but to take on a four-year contract, at $1.85-million per, for a player with those skills is highly questionable. Its not that the addition of Hendricks is going to be a backbreaker for the Oilers, but money matters, whether its in relation to the salary cap or an internal budget and paying nearly $2-million for a fourth-line winger is not how the best teams are building their rosters and its the term that is troubling. When we know how hard Hendricks has played throughout his career, who would feel good about his chances of staying healthy and (relatively) productive through age 35? The Oilers needed more toughness on the lower half of their forward depth chart, and thats fine, but making that financial commitment for toughness has not been the typical approach for successful teams, so if Hendricks provides value for the Oilers, more power to them, but it looks like a lot to pay for the role he plays. The Predators Get: G Devan Dubnyk. Part of the reason that the Oilers were expected to compete for a playoff spot this season is that Dubnyk, 27, was a solid, if under-appreciated puckstopper in recent seasons. From 2010-2011 through 2012-2013, Dubnyk had a .917 save percentage. Among goaltenders with at least 100 games in that span, that placed Dubnyk 12th, in the same territory as Sergei Bobrovsky, Kari Lehtonen and Carey Price; pretty good company. Then the season started and Dubnyk couldnt do anything right. In his first eight appearances, he allowed at least three goals seven times, posting an .878 save percentage, and it hasnt been much better since. Dubnyks .894 save percentage ranks 39th out of 39 goalies to play at least 20 games this season. Had he been an average starting goaltender, with a .913 save percentage, that would have saved the Oilers close to 17 goals, which isnt nearly enough to make them competitive, but they might not have been staring at a lottery pick right from the first month of the season. In any case, Dubnyk gets a fresh start, with a track record that suggests he deserves one. With Pekka Rinne injured, and with no timetable for his return, the Predators have been making do with Marek Mazanec and Carter Hutton, and while they have had some decent games, they rank 33rd and 34th, respectively, on that list of 39 goaltenders, both posting .902 save percentages this season. Nashville, currently eight points out of a playoff spot, realizes that theyre not likely to make up that ground with their goaltenders stopping 90.2% of the shots they face, so why not take a chance on Dubnyk rebounding? If he performs closer to his career norms, maybe the Predators can scramble into the playoff picture. If not, no big deal, because the Oilers retained some of the salary on Dubnyks contract (which pays $3.5-million per) and he will be an unrestricted free agent at seasons end, making it a low-risk move for the Predators. The move is even better, from Nashville standards, because they managed to get out from under the four-year term on Hendricks contract. Hes a gritty fourth-line forward, who is paid too much for that role, but the Predators can give Rich Clune more consistent playing time and/or recall Filip Forsberg or Taylor Beck, moving a winger like Gabriel Bourque down the depth chart, if need be. The Kings Get: A third-round pick. When Jonathan Quick was injured earlier in the year and the Kings were forced to recall Martin Jones, the Kings found out that they had another NHL-ready goaltender in the system and with Scrivens heading towards unrestricted free agency at seasons end, there was an opportunity to deal Scrivens, and open up a spot on the NHL roster for Jones, while adding an asset in the form of a draft pick. Jones was spectacular in his first NHL action, going 8-3 with a 1.41 goals against average and .950 save percentage in 11 games. That wont continue, because hes not superhuman, but the 6-foot-4, 24-year-old is a quality prospect, one that has posted a .922 save percentage in 151 AHL games, and is worthy of promotion. Working out the Kings depth chart, Jones promotion also means that Jean-Francois Berube, a fourth-round pick in 2009, should get the bulk of the starts for Manchester in the AHL, but with Quick and Jones in Los Angeles, there is no urgency for more goaltending. 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Its crazy.\” It was a surreal moment when Prince and her Canadian teammates walked through the tunnel and onto the field at the National Soccer Stadium — or BMO Field — on Tuesday, in Canadas opening game of the FIFA U20 Womens World Cup, a 1-0 loss to Ghana. It was the same tournament back in 2002 that launched the international careers of the likes of Lang and Christine Sinclair, who would go on to become household names in Canada. Lang scored three goals in six games as a 15-year-old, while Sinclair would win both the golden ball as MVP and the golden boot as top goalscorer. Canada made it all the way to the final, where it lost to the U.S. in front of a crowd of 37,194 in Edmontons Commonwealth Stadium. While this years team would love to repeat the success of 2002, the Canadians are realistic. \”We knew that getting to a quarter-final, winning a quarter-final, was a realistic objective for us, and anything more would be too ambitious based on how the program has done over the last 12 years,\” said coach Andrew Olivieri. \”Winning a quarter-final is still our objective, and then after that, well enjoy (each game) and gain from the experience.\” Canada faces Finland on Friday in Toronto and then North Korea on Tuesday in Montreal, and need to win both to avoid an early exit. North Korea edged Finland 2-1 in the other Group A game on Tuesday. Canada hasnt played either team, so Olivieri said its tough to gauge how well his team stacks up against them. \”Unless you play these teams at the youth level, its very difficult to compare,\” said Olivieri, who was a goalkeeper ffor Canadas mens team and the Montreal Impact.dddddddddddd \”We know that North Korea at the youth level are one of the best countries in the world. And Finland, any team that gets of Europe are going to be a quality side, and we just feel that those two matches are matches that we can win. \”But now its clear. We know we have to win both. That makes our jobs simpler.\” Prince injected some energy into the Canadian offence when she came into Tuesdays game as a second-half substitute. She had one of Canadas best scoring chances in the loss, beating two defenders to get a shot off. The 19-year-old from Ajax, Ont., was a two-sport athlete in high school, running track and playing soccer. Shes already shone in her young college career, starting in all but one of her games in her freshman season with the Ohio State Buckeyes. She led the Buckeyes with 13 goals. Prince and Olivieri said the Canadians struggled with some nerves in the early going Tuesday, playing in front of almost 15,000 fans at BMO Field, normally home to Major League Soccers Toronto FC. But neither is worried that theyll face the same problem on Friday. \”Absolutely (were over that),\” Olivieri said. \”You saw it in the first game. The first half to the second was completely different. We talk about growing through the tournament, well the girls grew through the game, and that was fantastic to see.\” Prince had numerous friends and family members in the stands on Tuesday night and expects the same Friday. \”My parents bought tickets for about a thousand people in my family,\” she said — noting the actual number was about 30. 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