I CAN SEE SUMMER FROM HERE!

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We’re just a week away from NHL hockey returning, but I’m thinking about the summer. Warm breeze, barbeque humming, lawn mower rumbling, beer in the fridge and those Oilers are making noises. It seems so far away, and yet the draft and free agency are on the way! Here’s what might happen.

TRANSACTIONS BY THE EDMONTON OILERS, FEB 20TH THROUGH JULY 10

  1. Trade Nick Schultz to Boston for a 3rd round pick.
  2. Trade Anton Belov to Toronto for a 4th round pick.
  3. Trade Corey Potter to Minnesota for a 5th round pick.
  4. Sign G Ben Scrivens to a three-year contract.
  5. Sign R Ales Hemsky to a one-year contract. 
  6. Sign D Dillon Simpson to an entry-level contract.
  7. Sign C Bogdan Yakimov to an entry-level contract.
  8. Sign G Joel Rumpel to an entry level contract.
  9. Trade D Oscar Klefbom, C Sam Gagner and 2nd overall pick to Philadelphia for D Braydon Coburn, C Sean Couturier and 17th overall pick.
  10. Oilers select D Julius Honka with the 17th overall pick.
  11. Oilers draft John Quenneville. 
  12. Oilers also draft at least one Edmonton Oil King.
  13. Sign G James Reimer as a free agent.
  14. Sign L Daniel Winnick as a free agent. 
  15. Sign L Ryan Smyth as a free agent

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THE PROJECTED LINEUP

  • Goal: Ben Scrivens-James Reimer
  • D1: Braydon Coburn-Justin Schultz
  • D2: Martin Marincin-Jeff Petry
  • D3: Andrew Ference-Dillon Simpson*
  • ex: Phil Larsen
  • L1: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins-Taylor Hall-Jordan Eberle
  • L2: Sean Couturier-Nail Yakupov-David Perron
  • L3: Boyd Gordon-Daniel Winnik-Ales Hemsky
  • L4: Anton Lander-Ryan Smyth-Matt Hendricks
  • ex: Luke Gazdic-Tyler Pitlick*

WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?

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This is just one man’s attempt to look into the future. It’s impossible. Right?

  • BobbyCanuck

    2014-15
    Hall / Nugent-Hopkins / Yakupov
    Perron / Anisimov / Hemsky
    Hendricks / Gordon / Kulemin
    Smyth / Wilson / Pitlick
    Gazdic, Arcobello

    Coburn / Weber
    Marincin / Schultz
    Ference / Engelland
    Fedun

    Scrivens
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    UFA Signings:
    Nikolai Kulemin (5 x 4)
    Ales Hemsky (3 x 4.25)
    Deryk Engelland (2 x 900,000)
    Chad Johnson (1 x 1.25)

    Trades:
    To CBJ – Anton Lander
    To EDM – Artem Anisimov

    To NSH- Jordan Eberle, Jeff Petry, 1st rounder 2014&2015 Oscar Klefbom
    To EDM- Shea Weber, Colin Wilson

    To PHI – Sam Gagner, David Musil
    To EDM – Braydon Coburn

    • I3igI3ig

      So, let’s be clear here on a few things:

      – we resign Hemsky for over $4mill a season to play our third line RW role with our checkers (That Eberle trade isn’t going through…)?

      – CBJ willingly trade one of there NHL centremen on a reasonable contract straight-up for our AHL C struggling to make our team?

      – We trade away our best RW on a longterm contract through his prime years, our steadiest dman that is finally starting to round into form, a top 3 pick and a pick anywhere from 5-20 next year and one of our most promising prospects for yes, one of the best dmen in the league who may not want to come here and go Pronger on us?

      I wouldn’t put any money on these proposals coming to fruition if I were you.