Taking Advantage of Cap Hell: Tampa Bay Lightning Edition

Jonathan Willis
May 28 2015 12:04PM

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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 our focus turns to one of the four teams still fighting for the Stanley Cup: the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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WWYDW: How much money should the Oilers spend in net?

Jonathan Willis
May 27 2015 04:29PM


In recent weeks on this site, we’ve turned significant attention to the Edmonton Oilers’ salary cap situation, which while reasonable hardly provides the team with unlimited flexibility. Some of that money will be used to bolster the club’s inadequate netminding. The question in this week's What Would You Do Wednesday is how much of the Oilers’ finite cap space should be spent on a goalie or goalies.

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Report: Edmonton Oilers sign Anton Slepyshev

Jonathan Willis
May 27 2015 10:50AM

According to a report out of Russia, the Edmonton Oilers have signed Anton Slepyshev, a third-round pick of the club in the 2013 NHL Draft.

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Farewell, Steve Pinizzotto

Jonathan Willis
May 26 2015 12:45PM


He joined the Edmonton Oilers' organization midway through the 2013-14 season, an older minor-league journeyman still fighting hard (often literally) for that elusive NHL dream. On Tuesday that dream likely came to its conclusion, as it was announced that Pinizzotto had signed with a team in Germany's top league.

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War Games: Edmonton Oilers vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Jonathan Willis
May 26 2015 07:00AM


There’s a lot of discussion this time of year, especially for bad teams, about hypothetical trades that might be made over the summer. The trouble with a lot of these hypotheticals is that they end up being pretty self-serving; even the ones that aren’t Linus Omark-for-Shea Weber tend to serve one team better than the other.

How do we fix that? By war-gaming it.

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