The Edmonton Oilers and the Salary Cap

Jonathan Willis
June 30 2009 01:29PM


If the Oilers make a big roster move in the coming days or weeks, it will involve a trade. The simple fact of the matter is that the Oilers don’t have the cap space to acquire a marquee player without sending at least one big ticket out.

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Tom Gilbert Invited to USA Olympic Camp

Jonathan Willis
June 30 2009 11:08AM


Edmonton Oilers’ defenseman Tom Gilbert has been invited to the Team USA Olympic orientation camp to be held this fall near Chicago. He is one of 34 NHL’ers invited and one of 12 defensemen at the camp.

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Dwayne Roloson Gets An Offer; Ales Kotalik Does Not

Jonathan Willis
June 29 2009 05:49PM


With three significant players heading to free agency - including their number one goaltender - the Oilers have made decisions on each of them, and those decisions have been made public.

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Scouting Reports: Olivier Roy

Jonathan Willis
June 29 2009 01:38PM


Olivier Roy was at one point thought by many to be the best goaltender in the draft, but he slipped to the Oilers with the 133rd overall pick. I’ve scoured the internet for scouting reports, which are listed below, and then formed a composite report based on them, found at the end of the article.

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Compare and Contrast: Cameron Abney Edition

Jonathan Willis
June 29 2009 11:15AM

The Oilers had a pretty good weekend, on the whole. I wasn’t thrilled with the Kyle Brodziak trade (Bruce has an excellent take on that deal here), but Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson slid and the Oilers added some nice pieces in Anton Lander, Toni Rajala, and Olivier Roy. There were some funny picks made too – a 20-year old BCHL’er, a high school kid who is at least five years away, but the strangest selection was Cameron Abney of the Everett Silvertips at 82nd overall.

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