July 25 2015 09:41AM
Brandon Davidson is waiver eligible this fall and that's a problem. The Edmonton Oilers are going to need useful, inexpensive players in the future and Davidson is a solid candidate for a depth role at a good price. However, as things stand, it's likely he'll lose the training camp battle for one of the seven available positions and then have to clear waivers. Is it a big deal?
July 24 2015 07:49PM
The Montreal Canadiens signed Alexander Semin today, for $1.1 million over a year. Insane value contract for a team that needed offense—even if he doesn't work out that's very little money. We're one week from August and there are a lot of good players still available. Will Edmonton sign one? Probably not, they're at 47 contracts and may have a move or two to come, but if the Oilers were calling around, what players would be on the other end of the line?
July 21 2015 12:00PM
Glen Sather: "Edmonton had a rivalry with Calgary for years and we never made any deals with them. I heard they were going to pick up a Scottish player—Tony Hand—in the last pick of the draft. I knew it because our scouts had been talking to their scouts. We ended up picking him one pick ahead of Calgary just to piss them off." Source: Behind the Moves
July 19 2015 07:56PM
There's a wayward impression building in our part of the world and sometimes I wonder how good our collective memories are these days. The thought process goes like this: "Boy do the Oilers draft a lot of Oil Kings!" and the answer (total Oil Kings drafted by Edmonton's NHL team) will shock and amaze.
July 18 2015 12:00PM
We're several weeks past the draft and back stories are trickling in. From the hilarious to the ridiculous, there are a few things worth noting before we move along.