Justin Schultz and the Edmonton Oilers’ second buyout window

Jonathan Willis
July 06 2015 11:43AM

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It’s been clear for a while now that the Edmonton Oilers have too many poor defencemen signed to NHL contracts, but what hasn’t been clear is how the team planned to thin the herd. On Monday we seemed to get an answer.

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Dumping a Body

Jonathan Willis
July 04 2015 09:53AM

The Edmonton Oilers have a pile of defencemen. They have seven established NHL players, not including Griffin Reinhart, Darnell Nurse and Brandon Davidson, and certainly not including Cody Franson or Christian Ehrhoff. They have to dump a body.

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Should the Edmonton Oilers trade Nail Yakupov?

Jonathan Willis
July 01 2015 12:01AM

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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.

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Edmonton Oilers pass on buyout window

Jonathan Willis
June 30 2015 03:00PM

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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.

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Edmonton Oilers issue qualifying offers to three

Jonathan Willis
June 29 2015 02:50PM

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The Edmonton Oilers announced on Monday that they had issues qualifying offers to three of their restricted free agents. Receiving offers were defencemen Justin Schultz and Brandon Davidson, along with right wing Tyler Pitlick.

Not receiving offers: Apparently, everyone else.

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