Ducks Trade Fasth to Oilers, Acquire Robidas from Stars.

The Anaheim Ducks traded goaltender Viktor Fasth to the Edmonton Oilers and have acquired defenseman Stephane Robidas from the Dallas Stars.

Viktor Fasth heads to the Oilers.

Viktor Fasth heads to the Oilers.

 SPECTOR’S NOTE: I think Ducks GM Bob Murray forgot that tomorrow is the NHL trade deadline. He’s certainly getting the jump on business today, having also dealt Dustin Penner to the Capitals. The return for Robidas is the fourth-round pick they acquired from the Capitals in the Penner deal.  Robidas is still recovering from a broken leg but is expected to soon return to action. He’ll be a good pickup, providing experience and all-round blueline skills  

As for the Oilers, they wasted little time replacing Ilya Bryzgalov, and this move can be considered an upgrade. This move cost them a fifth-round pick in 2014 and a third rounder in 2015. Fasth has a strong performance last season but was sidelined by injury for most of this season. He and Ben Scrivens can jockey for the starter’s role this season and next, which should significantly improve the Oilers’ goaltending. With promising Frederik Andersen and John Gibson in the Ducks goalie pipeline there was no room for Fasth. This move could also mean the Ducks intend to re-sign Jonas Hiller.

13 Comments

  1. Lyle, could this mean the Ducks want to trade for a big name forward too? For what other reasen they traded Penner who’s having a good season? And this a few weeks before the play-offs start considered as one of the top contenders?! His 2mil. and Fasth’s 2.9mil. are of the books now….

    • Sure seems like they’re setting up for something more than acquiring Robidas. We’ll see….

  2. Might be making a pitch for Vanek or Moulson

    • Moulson / Getzlaf / Perry or even Gaborik / Getzlaf / Perry would work as a line.
      Actually like a deal of 2nd round pick for Gaborik as Columbus seem to have pushed
      him aside. Would like for Ducks to keep their two first round picks. Getting Robidas means they were priced out of McDonald sweep states which is actually a good thing.

      • or they were never in the mcdonald sweepstakes cuz they have biggers things in mind, like Vanek or Moulson. I did not see this coming but it certainly looks like they have cleared cap space to add a big player

      • Gabby on line with Perry+Getzlaf would open some room for him. Not sure if ever played with those sort of skilled+physical forwards

        • I would love to get Gaborik for a 2nd rounder. The Ducks have 2 1sts and 2 2nds in this years draft. We have the space to add a big scorer and something else. That Robidas deal was a great move. OUr D is solid. Not that it wasnt before.

  3. Moulson to Anaheim for a first round pick or I can see why Pat resigned.

  4. Finally the Oilers have some goal tending,now they need some defenseman that can protect that goaltending by clearing out the crease and moving the puck up to those fleet forwards.

    • Solid moves by the Oilers (not often you could say that lately) and the next step should be to acquire a couple of dependable guys for the blue line.

  5. Am I the only one wondering why Edmonton wanted another goalie? They got Scrivens from the Kings and based on what I saw (I don’t actively follow Edmonton), he was doing pretty well. This is an odd move.

    • Simple. You can never have enough good players.

  6. Next Oiler move: two good young forwards and Gagne for Weber…..I don’t care what the Preds GM is saying….they need LOTS of scoring and they have enough good D!!!!!!!