That’s a wrap folks! It appears the Free Agent frenzy has come to an end and Peter Chiarelli is done for the day. He made three minor (but important) moves and we’re starting to get a look at what our opening lineup could look like come October.
Despite not having very much cap room to work with, Peter Chiarelli has had himself a very nice free agent frenzy. Rather than chasing big additions, Chiarelli inked Kyle Brodziak, Tobias Rieder, and Kevin Gravel to bargain-bin contracts.
When the Edmonton Oilers picked up goaltender Laurent Brossoit in the trade that sent defender Laddy Smid to the Calgary Flames, the first few years post-trade seemed like a home run for the Oil in a slew of years that didn’t pan out. Of course, things didn’t work out quite the way they looked like…
It’s an Oilers reunion! According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Oilers are signing Tobias Rieder to a one-year, $2-million deal.
According to TSN’s Ryan Rishaug, the Edmonton Oilers have inked defenceman Kevin Gravel to a one-year, two-way deal worth $700K. Sportsnet’s Mark Spector says Gravel will get $450k guaranteed and would make $300k in the minors.
The Edmonton Oilers appear to be ready to make their first free agency splash. St. Louis Blues writers Andy Strickland and Jeremy Rutherford have both said on Twitter 34-year-old Kyle Brodziak is expected to sign with the Oilers.
Happy Canada Day, Nation! As per tradition, today is the day where we can all sit around all day, drinking beer in the name of patriotism while also following along with how crazy the NHL general managers get with their owner’s money. It’s a timeless tradition really, and one that we’ll jump in on regardless…
As free agent frenzy picks up today at 10 am MST, we take a moment to look back at the players the Oilers lost/let go as well as added in and around last year’s free agency dates. We will recap how 2017-18 went for each of these for their respective teams.