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EDMONTON - Craig MacTavish said he has spoken to virtually every NHL general manager over the last few weeks, talking possible deals involving draft picks or roster players in an effort to bulk up his team. Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping . The Edmonton rookie GM is heading to Newark, N.J. for Sundays NHL draft determined to add desperately needed size to the Oilers. He said he will be disappointed if he doesnt come home with two or three roster players. "Im motivated to do something to help this current roster," he said. "I want to make sure were at least able to add a big piece with that first pick (No. 7), but outside of that Im pretty open minded to doing anything." The primary need, he explained, was size and depth. "We will try and use some of the existing players that we have now to try to make some trades for the meat that weve all talked about and that everybody has identified as a real area of concern for our team," he said. "My sense is that we try to put together some packages to attract some of those players. We all know the division were going into next year is a strong division. Were going to need big, strong players to compete." He said it will likely take a combination of moving some current roster players and some draft choices. After No. 7, Edmonton has two second-round picks, Nos. 37 and 56, plus one pick each in the fifth, sixth and seventh rounds. MacTavish said he has received some offers for his first-round pick, but nothing "that even remotely would sway me to move that pick." "We know the default option is a good one, were going to get a very good player there," he added. This years draft is considered a deep one and MacTavish is confident there will be several players available at No. 7 who could help the Oilers in the near future, if not immediately. "We realize at seven were going to get one of about four players. Through the course of the last six months … I realized there are a lot of players out there I would be excited to add to our roster and certainly at seven theres a lot." With the deep draft, he expects the second-round picks to become more valuable as Sunday nears. "I feel the most liquid currency in this business are second-round picks and we have a couple of those," he said At the same time, hes not overly anxious to move those picks without what he considers fair compensation in return, keeping in mind the success the early Oilers had with draft picks. They got Mark Messier at No. 48 in 1979 and in 1980 got Hall of Fame defenceman Paul Coffey at No. 6, forward Jari Kurri at No. 69 and goaltender Andy Moog at No. 132. MacTavish said this years Stanley Cup final once again demonstrated the value of having depth, something the Oilers lack with their current roster. "The year we went to Cup final (2006) we had lots of guys who could contribute offensively and last year we really didnt," he said. "We had a lot of one or two or zero goal scorers who were out there … really the best you could hope for was they were a non-negative factor. We have to let the core players continue to develop … and we have to build that supporting cast around them." For that reason, he said the team wouldnt be looking at role players with their later picks, but rather players with skill potential to develop. Role players, he said, could easily be found if needed. MacTavish wouldnt comment on his plans for the two available contract buy-outs this year or what qualifying offers the team intends to make. He did say he is "somewhat optimistic" he can get forward Sam Gagner, the teams second leading scorer with 38 points, signed to a long-term contract. "At some point we have to, as an organization, start rewarding people who really embody the characteristics that we hold in high regard. Sam really fits that. There are a lot of reasons why we want to get Sam on a long-term contract." Wholesale Jerseys China . Its the second straight game Bell has scored in extra time for Kelowna, which beat the Brandon Wheat Kings 6-5 on Friday, and he now has four game-winning goals on the season. Cheap China Jerseys . -- Jaye Marie Green shot a 4-under 68 on Thursday to increase her lead to five strokes after the second round of the LPGA Tours qualifying tournament. http://www.cheapchinajerseys.net/ . -- Bobby Ryan helped the U. TORONTO -- The man suspected of throwing a beer at Baltimore outfielder Hyun Soo Kim during the seventh inning of Tuesday nights American League wild-card game has been charged with mischief.Ken Pagan, a 41-year-old copy editor for Postmedia, reported to a police precinct Thursday evening. He was later released and is due in court in late November.Pagan contacted police Wednesday evening after they released a photo of him.On Thursday, Toronto police said they are sure they have the right man.We are confident we have made a positive ID, and we will continue to work with the Rogers Centre to further the investigation, said police spokeswoman Meaghan Gray.Postmedia Network spokeswoman Phyllise Gelfand confirmed Pagan is a copy editor for the news organization and said it is conducting an investigation but has not reached conclusions.Toronto police detective Pat Alberga said security camera footage inside the stadium helped identify the suspect. A video seen by The Associated Press appears to show Pagan throwing the beer can.But in a report published by the Toronto Sun, which is owned by Postmedia, Pagan suggested police may be wrong. Pagan told the Toronto Sun he was drinking out of a cup during the game. He also said photos posted on Twitter that show him after the can was tossed clearly indicate he had a cup in his hand. Stitched China Jerseys. Tyler Smith, Pagans lawyer, said Pagan is going to wait until court to have his say.Major League Baseball has spoken with the Toronto Blue Jays about banning cans from the seats at Rogers Centre, and MLB also wants officials in Canada to prosecute the fan. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said he didnt think there is another big league ballpark where beer is served in cans. Toronto said it is planning tougher security measures and alcohol policies at Rogers Centre. Toronto also apologized to the Orioles and pledged to help authorities identify the spectator.Blue Jays fans tossed bottles and debris on the field during Game 5 of last years AL Division Series against Texas. They were upset by the call that let Rougned Odor score from third after catcher Russell Martins throw back to the mound deflected off Shin-Soo Choos bat. One beer can narrowly missed a baby.A fan in Toronto also threw a drink at Orioles outfielder Nate McLouth during a game at Rogers Centre in May 2013. Canadians have a reputation for being polite, but Blue Jays fans have increasingly earned a reputation for drunken, boorish behavior.Hey, whatever happened to polite Canadians? author Stephen King tweeted. ' ' '
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