Monday Mailbag - June 8th

baggedmilk
June 08 2015 09:07AM

Mailbag

It's the time of the week that everyone loves the most - Mailbag time! As always, I've taken your questions and sent them out to our writers to get the answers you've always been looking for. I say it every where, but this segment is entirely dependent on you guys to make work so send me your questions. You can email me at baggedmilk@oilersnation or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk. Enjoy.

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TOP-10 UFA COUNTDOWN: #9—ANTTI NIEMI

Lowetide
June 08 2015 08:00AM

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This is a series counting down the top-10 pending UFAs. It will be posted across the Nation Network over the next month! Enjoy!

Antti Niemi is the most famous free-agent goalie available this summer and that should result in a big payday. NHL teams in need of a starter can look for a trade—and there are quality options available, reportedly in Ottawa and Vancouver—but adding free agent is merely a cap hit and that will have major appeal for many teams.

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IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR?

Lowetide
June 07 2015 02:06PM

Peter Chiarelli took over as Boston Bruins GM on May 26, 2006. 36 days later, Zdeno Chara arrived via free agency and the battle was joined. On April 24, the Oilers hired Chiarelli to be their GM, but 36 days later there is no Chara in Edmonton. There are options available, and one of them plays for the Boston Bruins.

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THE WAY I SEE IT

Robin Brownlee
June 05 2015 05:05PM

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When TSN’s Bob McKenzie releases his annual top-75 final draft ranking list, hockey nerds tend to jump around like Steve Martin in The Jerk when the new phone books arrived. With good reason. I’m no different.

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Todd McLellan's coaching staff appears to be coming together

Jonathan Willis
June 05 2015 02:17PM

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On Thursday night, the Oilers announced that associate coach Keith Acton and assistant coach Craig Ramsay would not be back with the team. Left unresolved was the future of interim head coach Todd Nelson and assistant coach Rocky Thompson, which may or may not be a tell as to what the group behind the bench will look like next season.

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