The Oilers picked up Yan Stastny from the B's for a 4th round pick.
Experts, who are apparently easily impressed by pedigree, are raving about how big a steal this was. The kid made the U.S. team last World Championship. The reason? That team sucked (they called it a 'youth movement' south of the border).
Next piece of evidence: Stastny was worth 54 points in 51 games in the DEL, putting him in 4th place in the scoring race. What they don't tell you: 35-year-old Patrick Lebeau (remember him?) was good for 94 points in 52 games in the same league. Whoop de doo.
I sincerely hope the best for him, but sorry Oiler fans - his Hall-of-Fame dad, he ain't.
Maybe Kevin Lowe is hoping Yan's pop Peter will drop by the dressing room to offer pointers to the Oilers' offense.
[Update: I have been told that Patrick Lebeau no longer sports the perm shown in the above photograph.]