Have The Edmonton Oilers Done Enough?

Jonathan Willis
July 05 2012 08:23AM

The Oilers have had a good start to the summer of 2012. Signing unrestricted free agent defenseman Justin Schultz is a move that should payoff in both the near- and long-term, and thanks to the NHL’s entry-level system it didn’t cost the team significant dollars. Bringing back forward Ryan Smyth was also a strong move by the club, particularly given the modest $2.25 million cap hit.

Is it enough?

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Minnesota Wild Sign Zach Parise and Ryan Suter: How Much Better Will The Team Be?

Jonathan Willis
July 04 2012 02:39PM

The two biggest names available on the free agent market signed new contracts on Wednesday morning. For the Edmonton Oilers, the news was not good: both players opted to join a divisional rival, the Minnesota Wild.

How much better will these two players make the Wild?

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Was Justin Schultz Leaving the Anaheim Ducks Unfair?

Jonathan Willis
July 02 2012 08:35AM

It’s a scene that fans of the Edmonton Oilers know all too well: a general manager shaking his head at the steadfast refusal of a player to either join or stay with his team. This time, however, instead of Kevin Lowe or Steve Tambellini flabbergasted by the departure of a Mike Comrie or the refusal of a Dany Heatley to accept a trade, it was Anaheim Ducks G.M. Bob Murray who was frustrated.

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Steve Tambellini on the Edmonton Oilers today and tomorrow

Jonathan Willis
July 01 2012 08:17PM

Steve Tambellini held a press conference late in the first day of NHL free agency, and had some revealing comments about the team and what might happen in the days ahead.

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Edmonton Oilers Re-Sign Darcy Hordichuk

Jonathan Willis
July 01 2012 02:19PM

As per the Oilers’ official Twitter feed, Darcy Hordichuk will be back for an encore performance with the team on a one-year deal. TSN reports that he will earn $850,000.

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