Which unrestricted free agents will the Edmonton Oilers retain?

Jonathan Willis
May 16 2014 11:51AM


Decisions have already been made on many of the Edmonton players eligible for unrestricted free agency this summer. Ryan Smyth retired (to deserved fanfare), Ryan Jones declared that he wouldn’t be back, Denis Grebeshkov and Anton Belov headed for the KHL.

But that still leaves five UFA’s unaccounted for. What happens to them?

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Leon Draisaitl and Nail Yakupov

Jonathan Willis
May 15 2014 10:30AM


Something very interesting has been going on with the Edmonton Oilers’ scouting staff, and it’s the kind of thing that really ought to get somebody fired.

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Lander and Horak and Phaneuf

Jonathan Willis
May 14 2014 01:00PM

Anton Lander re-signed with the Oilers, Roman Horak headed overseas, and there are rumours flying that the Toronto Maple Leafs would like to trade Dion Phaneuf to the Western Conference.

Looks like I picked the wrong weekend to head out of town.

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Todd Nelson’s Options

Jonathan Willis
May 07 2014 08:33PM

Todd Nelson

We’ve talked at length on this site about the possibility of Oklahoma City Barons coach Todd Nelson getting a promotion to the Edmonton Oilers’ coaching staff. What we haven’t spent much time considering is what might happen if he isn’t moved up to Edmonton.

As I see it, there’s a pretty good chance that nothing happens.

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The Old Boys’ Club

Jonathan Willis
May 06 2014 01:33AM

Old Boys

One of the most commonly cited critiques that the management of the Edmonton Oilers (at this site and elsewhere) is the perception of it as an old boys’ club. In some ways that’s fair, in others it ignores NHL reality.

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