June 20 2011 07:44AM
If the Edmonton Oilers opt to move their first overall selection in this year’s draft, either because the player they like most will be attainable later, there isn’t much clearance within the top group, or they simply like an offer, there are a limited number of teams that might be in the conversation. Similarly, if they are going to try and move up to snag a second prospect in the top-10, only a handful of teams can help them out.
After the jump, a look at the other teams with a top-10 pick.
June 19 2011 10:30PM
It takes a lot go get NationRadio on the air every week. Technology, entertaining guests and of course the legendary Lowetide.
This week Mark Lamb makes an appearance on the show, as does Scott Reynolds from Copper and Blue, Kirk Luedeke, Kent Simpson, Matt Bugg and Jason Gregor.
This is NationRadio.
June 19 2011 07:45PM
Lively debate is the lifeblood of websites like this one, so it's a good thing that, as the time-tested and clearly crude saying goes, "Opinions are like *ssholes. Everybody has one."
June 19 2011 08:46AM
To listen to some people tell it, Steve Tambellini hasn't done one damn thing to help the Edmonton Oilers. Not so.
June 18 2011 05:29PM
Signing a restricted free agent is always a contentious issue in the NHL. While unrestricted free agents pass from team to team with regularity, the younger players with RFA contracts are rarely poached, and when they are the deals are almost always matched (no matter how outlandish, as Buffalo proved by retaining Thomas Vanek despite a gross overpay by Kevin Lowe that would have forked over an insanely large wad of cash to Vanek and four first round picks to the Sabres). Even when the deals aren’t matched, as the Oilers’ offer sheet to Dustin Penner wasn’t (thanks to Anaheim’s salary cap bind), the acrimony between executives can be long-lasting.
The upshot of all this is that RFA offers have become a rather rare, despite the fact that they are a legitimate option under the current collective bargaining agreement. Should the Oilers, as they have in the past, look to buck the trend this summer and add a restricted free agent?