July 01 2015 12:01AM
It’s an interesting, unsettled time for the Oilers’ franchise as new general manager Peter Chiarelli settles in and remakes the team in his preferred image. We don’t know what that image is or who will be sacrificed in its creation, and the rumour mill to-date has been all over the map and not so reliable.
Still, it stands to reason that Nail Yakupov should probably be more unsettled than many of his teammates.
June 30 2015 09:30PM
The Oilers had an immediate need in net. They went out and got their guy in Cam Talbot and they did it at a wonderful price. I’ll probably revisit that deal sometime soon because everything points to it being a great deal right now. However, as the Oilers head into the UFA season tomorrow there is one thing they just simply haven’t addressed: The defense.
June 30 2015 07:37PM
We're just over 12 hours away from free agency 2015, and the Oilers must have some idea about where they stand with their target free agents. It is NOT a strong group but that's not the same as saying all hope is lost. There are two free agents who could help Edmonton in 2015-16 and the club should be targeting them.
June 30 2015 05:50PM
The Oilers traded centre Boyd Gordon to Arizona for winger Lauri Korpikoski.
Gordon has one year left with a $3 millon cap hit, while Korpikoski has two years remaining at $2.5 million AAV.
June 30 2015 03:00PM
Tuesday was the last day to place players on unconditional waivers prior to a buyout, and the Oilers passed on the opportunity, meaning that the obvious candidates for severance will either have to be moved in some other manner or will be around next season.
And that’s just fine.