May 20 2016 07:00AM
Coming in at #39 we have Cam Dineen, one of a few small(ish) defensemen who may be getting overlooked a little bit heading into the draft.
After the jump we'll take a look at one of the most statistically impressive defenders coming out of the OHL this season.
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May 20 2016 05:00AM
Everyone wants Tyson Barrie, when putting value on draft picks goes wrong, is Mitch Marner NHL ready, Jets have assets to trade, coach talks Canucks struggles, Flames will have to trade for a goalie, is Oilers 4th overall pick undervalued, all kinds of draft news, playoff hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.
May 19 2016 03:40PM
There has been no shortage of conversation this year about the Edmonton Oilers’ obvious need at right defence. Possible candidates have been investigated, with their abilities and the acquisition cost associated with each discussed in depth. The assets that Edmonton has available to trade in the right deal are also well-known at this point.
Less attention has been given to how easy it’s going to improve on the players the Oilers iced at that position last year.
May 19 2016 01:40PM
My Scouting Report series continues today, and the spotlight remains solely on the biggest need for the Oilers: a right shot top-four defenceman. Today we look at the 64th pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Tyson Barrie. Barrie is an RFA, and he's the latest young Colorado Avalanche player who seems to be in a contract impasse with management.
Barrie is coming off two productive seasons, and will be looking for a substantial raise. What is he worth salary wise, and what would it cost to acquire him?
May 19 2016 08:54AM
Bob McKenzie tweeted the following early this morning.
EDM and Zack Kassian are closing in on a one-year deal.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) May 19, 2016
I made some inquiries and it is basically a done deal.
What will his salary be?
Kassian made $2 million last year, but he had a cap hit of $1.75 million having made $1.5 million in 2014/2015. He was on his entry-level deal prior to this two-year deal.
Kassian tallied 3-5-8 in 36 games with the Oilers, after scoring 10-6-16 in 42 games with the Canucks in 2015.
I suspect Kassian's one-year deal will be around the $1.5 million.