The draft is upon us and it’s a great time of the year if you’re a fan of a team that missed the playoffs and haven’t had much to talk about for the better part of three months. Every year around the draft a couple of major announcements happen and two of those occurred today…
A few weeks ago Jesperi Kotkaniemi would have been described as the true wild card in this years top ten. As we’ve moved closer to the draft that I think that label now belongs to Swedish blueliner Adam Boqvist.
Though it’s been assumed for quite some time, we finally have a salary cap figure for the 2018-19 season. The salary cap ceiling has been set at $79.5 million while the basement $58.8 million
With the first round of the NHL Draft coming up tomorrow night, Peter Chiarelli spoke to the media this morning to give a little bit of insight as to what he’s got planned for the weekend, the Milan Lucic trade rumours, buying out Eric Gryba and much more. Let’s break it down.
As you know, Dustin Nielson made his way down to Dallas for the NHL Draft this weekend to act as an official Oilersnation correspondent. While there, he will be bringing you live video conversations on our Facebook page all weekend long. This morning, he answered all of your questions from Twitter in his first video…
According to the Oilers official Twitter account, the team has placed veteran defenceman Eric Gryba on unconditional waivers for the purpose of buying out his contract. Why? That’s a good question.
Dustin Nielson jumped on Facebook Live over on our Facebook page to answer your Draft questions, talk a little bit about the Oilers options at #10, and what to expect from the rounds that follow.
The Oilers will have six picks in this weekend’s NHL Entry Draft. I decided to spend my Wednesday night in Dallas going through the draft rankings and identifying a couple of guys the Oilers should target with each pick. Don’t feel bad for me though, it’s super humid in Dallas and Tombstone is on AMC….
The Oilers have the 10th pick in Friday’s draft. We know GM Peter Chiarelli is open to trading the pick to acquire a right-shot, puck-moving defender, but what about moving up a few spots, or possibly moving down to acquire more draft picks? What would it cost?
There is a general belief that the Oilers will be aggressive in pursuing a dynamic offensive defenseman this summer. The most talked about targets include Justin Faulk, Torey Krug, Tyson Barrie, and Erik Karlsson.