Taking Advantage of Cap Hell: The Edmonton Oilers’ Own Situation

Jonathan Willis
May 25 2015 04:00PM

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This is going to be a difficult summer for many teams thanks to a salary cap which has risen by less than expected early in the year. For a team like the Edmonton Oilers, there’s a chance to land talent from a team in cap trouble.

Taking Advantage of Cap Hell is dedicated to looking at clubs reportedly in cap trouble and figuring out who might shake loose. However, I’ve had some requests for a more precise look at the Oilers’ own situation, so rather than look at a vulnerable opponent our attention today turns to the home front.

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What are the Oilers going to do with Martin Marincin?

Jonathan Willis
May 24 2015 08:00AM

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One of the most interesting tests of Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarellli in his first year on the job will be his handling of not-a-prospect-not-yet-a-player Martin Marincin. There are a lot of directions the team can go here, and the path forward is by no means clear.

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Taking Advantage of Cap Hell: Chicago Blackhawks Edition

Jonathan Willis
May 23 2015 10:05AM

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This is going to be a difficult summer for many teams thanks to a salary cap which has risen by less than expected early in the year. For a team like the Edmonton Oilers, there’s a chance to land talent from a team in cap trouble.

Taking Advantage of Cap Hell is dedicated to looking at clubs reportedly in cap trouble and figuring out who might shake loose. Today we turn to the team I had in mind when I started this series: the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Taking Advantage of Cap Hell: New York Rangers Edition

Jonathan Willis
May 22 2015 03:05PM

This is going to be a difficult summer for many teams thanks to a salary cap which has risen by less than expected early in the year. For a team like the Edmonton Oilers, there’s a chance to land talent from a team in cap trouble.

Taking Advantage of Cap Hell is dedicated to looking at clubs reportedly in cap trouble and figuring out who might shake loose. Today we turn to a team that came up in this week’s mailbag: the New York Rangers.

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Farewell to Oklahoma City

Jonathan Willis
May 21 2015 12:46PM

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The Oklahoma City Barons played their final game last night, falling by a single goal in the seventh game of their second-round series against the Utica Comets. After five seasons, the Oilers will be sending their prospects to a new AHL team in Bakersfield starting next year.

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