May 16 2015 10:55AM
Jared Spurgeon’s name is an interesting entry into the offseason rumour mill. On the one hand, he’s just 25 years old, a right shot and an excellent young player. On the other hand, at 5’9” and 176 pounds, he was the smallest defender in the entire NHL to play more than five games last season.
Would Edmonton be a good fit, or should his size scare them off?
May 16 2015 08:00AM
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.
May 15 2015 04:31PM
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.
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.
May 15 2015 12:41PM
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?