The State Of The Defense Before Free Agency

Matt Henderson
June 30 2015 09:30PM

The Oilers had an immediate need in net. They went out and got their guy in Cam Talbot and they did it at a wonderful price. I’ll probably revisit that deal sometime soon because everything points to it being a great deal right now. However, as the Oilers head into the UFA season tomorrow there is one thing they just simply haven’t addressed: The defense.

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WHAT IS AND WHAT MAY BE

Lowetide
June 30 2015 07:37PM

We're just over 12 hours away from free agency 2015, and the Oilers must have some idea about where they stand with their target free agents. It is NOT a strong group but that's not the same as saying all hope is lost. There are two free agents who could help Edmonton in 2015-16 and the club should be targeting them.

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Oilers trade Boyd Gordon

Jason Gregor
June 30 2015 05:50PM


The Oilers traded centre Boyd Gordon to Arizona for winger Lauri Korpikoski.

Gordon has one year left with a $3 millon cap hit, while Korpikoski has two years remaining at $2.5 million AAV.

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Edmonton Oilers pass on buyout window

Jonathan Willis
June 30 2015 03:00PM

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Tuesday was the last day to place players on unconditional waivers prior to a buyout, and the Oilers passed on the opportunity, meaning that the obvious candidates for severance will either have to be moved in some other manner or will be around next season.

And that’s just fine.

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Free agents who could help the Oilers

Jason Gregor
June 30 2015 12:17PM

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This year's crop of free agents isn't great, but there a few players that would help the Oilers.

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