GDB 80.0 Wrap Up: Flames @ Oilers

Jonathan Willis
April 02 2016 10:46PM

Well, there was certainly nothing wrong with the Edmonton Oilers season that a 5-0 loss to the Calgary Flames on national television couldn't make just a little bit worse.

This is the wrap.

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WWYDW: Mark Fayne, yea or nay?

Jonathan Willis
March 30 2016 07:57PM

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Mark Fayne is under contract for two seasons after this one at a cap hit of $3.625 million. This week’s edition of What Would You Do Wednesday asks our readers whether the Edmonton Oilers should try and trade the player away this summer rather than bringing him back for the third season of his four-year pact.

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Laurent Brossoit need not be Edmonton's backup next year

Jonathan Willis
March 29 2016 09:00AM

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Laurent Brossoit’s late-season audition for the Edmonton Oilers’ backup job hasn’t gone especially well. He’s started five games and lost five times, with a 0.873 save percentage, and outside of a strong performance in a shootout loss to Winnipeg back in February hasn’t performed particularly well in any of those games.

Fortunately for the Oilers, they aren’t necessarily locked in to playing Brossoit next season.

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Who other than Connor McDavid plausibly deserves the Calder Trophy?

Jonathan Willis
March 27 2016 01:00PM

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Anyone following the Calder Trophy race this season knows that Connor McDavid’s injury has badly hurt his chances of winning as award which almost certainly would have been his otherwise. The trouble for voters is that McDavid has been so good since coming back that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to give the trophy to anyone else.

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The Edmonton Oilers and the Salary Cap

Jonathan Willis
March 21 2016 09:00AM

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Almost lost in all the talk about an expansion draft coming out of the last set of general managers’ meetings was a significant update on the status of the salary cap. According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the cap will depend on the NHLPA being willing to trigger its five percent escalator. If the union does so, the salary cap should rise to the neighborhood of $74.0 million, but if the players opt not to trigger the escalator the cap will stay flat at $71.4 million.

How does this effect the Edmonton Oilers?

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