WWYDW: The Goaltending Options

Jonathan Willis
April 01 2015 08:00AM

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That the Edmonton Oilers will go out and acquire at least one new goaltender this summer seems obvious. What are the team’s options, and who should it add?

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Edmonton Oilers sign Joey LaLeggia

Jonathan Willis
March 31 2015 01:33PM

On Tuesday the Edmonton Oilers announced that they had signed University of Denver defenceman Joey LaLeggia to an entry-level deal. LaLeggia, originally a fifth-round pick of the Oilers in the 2012 Draft, had just finished his fourth season in college hockey.

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There’s no upside to dumping Teddy Purcell

Jonathan Willis
March 31 2015 09:28AM

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Teddy Purcell hasn’t been a big hit in Edmonton this year. To his critics, he’s soft, slow and dramatically overpaid, a legitimate candidate for a buyout and a really good option for a retained-salary trade.

He’s also well down on any legitimate list of the Oilers’ problems.

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Derek Roy’s next contract

Jonathan Willis
March 28 2015 10:38AM

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At this point it seems reasonably probable that the Edmonton Oilers will re-sign free agent centre Derek Roy. Roy has posted 21 points in 39 games, has enjoyed reasonably good chemistry with Nail Yakupov and wasn’t moved at the trade deadline despite his UFA status.

How much will he cost?

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Brandon Davidson returns

Jonathan Willis
March 26 2015 12:35PM

It’s funny. The Edmonton Oilers finally appeared to be getting healthy, but it wasn’t destined to last. In the span of two games, veterans Boyd Gordon, Matt Hendricks, Mark Fayne and Andrew Ference have all been lost to the team for indeterminate amounts of time. The Oilers have enough forwards to survive the first two losses without recalls, but on Thursday announced that Brandon Davidson would rejoin the team as a fill-in on defence.

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