WWYDW: Signing Jason Demers

Jonathan Willis
May 11 2016 05:26PM

There aren’t a lot of free agents on the market this summer who might plausibly address the Edmonton Oilers’ weakness at right defence, but Jason Demers is one of them. A long-time member of the San Jose Sharks under current Edmonton coach Todd McLellan, Demers has been the No. 4 defenceman for the Dallas Stars in the postseason and will be in action against the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night.

Is he a player the Oilers should consider signing?

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Seven Oilers Making Their Mark at World Championship in St. Petersburg

Carol Schram
May 11 2016 11:00AM


ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – The round-robin portion of the 2016 IIHF World Championship is reaching its midpoint, with seven members of the Edmonton Oilers participating in the Group B pool at Yubileiny Arena in St. Petersburg.

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Exploiting Cap Hell: Detroit Red Wings Edition

Jonathan Willis
May 11 2016 09:00AM

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For the second year in a row, it appears that NHL teams living close to the salary cap are in for a difficult season. We don’t have a final salary cap number yet and won’t until the NHLPA decides what it wants to do with is escalator option, but it’s reasonable to expect something between the current level of $71.4 million and a possible high of $74 million.

For a lot of teams, that means trouble. For clubs like the Edmonton Oilers, it might mean opportunity. Today’s potential target: the Detroit Red Wings.

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Robin Brownlee
May 11 2016 07:00AM

The 1995-96 season would mark the fourth consecutive season out of the playoffs for the Edmonton Oilers, but after years of steady decline with owner Peter Pocklington and GM Glen Sather dismantling the five-time Stanley Cup champions piece-by-piece in salary dumps, the Oilers finally started to turn the corner.

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May 10 2016 04:07PM

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Since the season ended, Peter Chiarelli has added five players to the 50-man roster for 2016-17. Finn Jere Sallinen, CHL defender Caleb Jones and college men Nick Ellis, Drake Caggiula and Patrick Russell have all been signed, meaning the current roster stands at 37. We know more players will be added, and Edmonton still has a significant number of free agents outstanding. What does it mean? The math does not add up and many will not return.

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