There has been chatter recently that the Oilers are shopping Oscar Klefbom. Let me take a deep breath — I own his jersey. Ahem. While it’s a down year for him, can the Oilers win a trade moving the Swede?
We go live to Bakersfield for the big news of the day: Some guy named Mitch Callahan who plays for the Bakersfield Condors has been suspended for 20 games for breaking the AHL’s Performance Enhancing Drug Policy.
The cap crunch is coming. The Edmonton Oilers currently have nearly $8 million in cap space, according to NHLNumbers. Some will cover Connor McDavid’s entry-level bonuses, but the real concern is when McDavid’s eight-year, $100 million extension kicks in next season and his cap hit jumps to $12.5 million.
The Oilers let the Florida Panthers score seven goals on them last night. You aren’t going to have a good time when that happens.
The list of holes that the Oilers will need to fill this offseason is long. One of the items that most believe should be on that list is a winger who can step in and score on Connor McDavid’s wing, but the more I think about that, the more unnecessary it seems.