Milan Lucic Holds All the Cards

Jonathan Willis
June 30 2016 05:55PM

It’s generally not a good idea to look for contract value at the very top of the summer free agent list, and it would be a surprise if Milan Lucic were an exception to the rule. This is the best chance he’s ever going to have to cash-in on his formidable reputation, and nobody could blame him for going after the best combination of dollars and term out there.

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WWYDW: Saving the Edmonton Oilers some money

Jonathan Willis
June 29 2016 09:00AM


It appears that the Edmonton Oilers are prepared to take on some hefty new contracts. Free agents came to town on Tuesday, and between shopping on July 1 and potentially adding players via trade it could be an expensive time for the Oilers.

In this week’s edition of What Would You Do Wednesday, we identify some plausible cost-saving measures that Edmonton could take, and ask you, the reader, which ones are worth considering.

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All Your Free Agents Belong to Edmonton

Jonathan Willis
June 28 2016 09:47AM

The Edmonton Oilers are going to be hosting some familiar names Tuesday: Unrestricted free agents Milan Lucic and Jason Demers are coming to visit the city.

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Oilers re-sign Iiro Pakarinen

Jonathan Willis
June 27 2016 01:02PM


The Edmonton Oilers announced a bit of housekeeping on Monday, re-signing restricted free agent Iiro Pakarinen to a one-year contract. 

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July 1 the next deadline for defencemen trades

Jonathan Willis
June 26 2016 12:35PM

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The Edmonton Oilers were unable to secure a top defenceman at this summer’s NHL Draft. This is certainly concerning, but the good news for the Oilers is that they were not alone: Nobody secured a top defenceman. In fact, outside of a swap of somewhat comparable second-pair defenders between Buffalo and Florida, no NHL defender of any importance even moved.

Leaving aside the unlikely possibility that no defencemen are going to be traded at all this summer, that means there’s still action to come.

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