Taking Advantage of Cap Hell: Boston Bruins Edition

Jonathan Willis
May 16 2015 08:00AM

Peter Chiarelli

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. We start with Peter Chiarelli’s old haunt: the Boston Bruins.

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Klefbom contract

Jason Gregor
May 15 2015 04:31PM

Oscar Klefbom

Oscar Klefbom is entering the final year of his entry-level contract. The Oilers could wait until the end of next season to sign him, or Peter Chiarelli can extend his contract this summer at likely a lower cap hit.

I'd look at locking him up for a long-term deal this summer.

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May 15 2015 02:22PM


Earlier this week, I had a chance to speak to Derek at Fear the Fin about Todd McLellan. His insight into McLellan's handling of the roster and the things he'll in his next NHL job do to improve the on-ice performance was fascinating.

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What Should the Edmonton Oilers do with their draft picks?

Jonathan Willis
May 15 2015 12:41PM

Draft Lottery

With Montreal’s second round exit from the postseason, we now have a pretty strong idea of where the Edmonton Oilers will be picking in this year’s NHL Entry Draft. That, of course, assumes that the team keeps all of this year’s draft picks. What should Edmonton do with the collection of selections it has assembled?

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
May 15 2015 06:45AM


Todd McLellan and Oilers real close, will there be an Eakins and Leafs reunion, Flames season recap and stockpile of draft picks, Eddie Lack could be on the move, summer plans, NHL draft, free agency, playoffs and more in this weeks Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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