Taking Advantage of Cap Hell: Tampa Bay Lightning Edition

Jonathan Willis
May 28 2015 12:04PM

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This is going to be a difficult summer for many teams thanks to a salary cap which has risen by less than expected early in the year. For a team like the Edmonton Oilers, there’s a chance to land talent from a team in cap trouble.

Taking Advantage of Cap Hell is dedicated to looking at clubs reportedly in cap trouble and figuring out who might shake loose. Today our focus turns to one of the four teams still fighting for the Stanley Cup: the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Chiarelli and RFAs

Jason Gregor
May 28 2015 07:15AM


The next month will give us some insight into Peter Chiarelli's strategy on how he plans to build the Oilers organization into a contender.

Not just the NHL team, but the overall organizational depth. How will he fill out the 50-man roster?

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WWYDW: How much money should the Oilers spend in net?

Jonathan Willis
May 27 2015 04:29PM


In recent weeks on this site, we’ve turned significant attention to the Edmonton Oilers’ salary cap situation, which while reasonable hardly provides the team with unlimited flexibility. Some of that money will be used to bolster the club’s inadequate netminding. The question in this week's What Would You Do Wednesday is how much of the Oilers’ finite cap space should be spent on a goalie or goalies.

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Report: Edmonton Oilers sign Anton Slepyshev

Jonathan Willis
May 27 2015 10:50AM

According to a report out of Russia, the Edmonton Oilers have signed Anton Slepyshev, a third-round pick of the club in the 2013 NHL Draft.

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May 27 2015 08:17AM


I don’t know why I had to sit here and try to write something to explain why trading Leon Draisaitl is a terrible idea, but here I am. This is why we can't have nice things.

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