Bouchard’s Bonus Structure

Evan Bouchard signed his first NHL contract yesterday. It was the standard three-year entry-level contract with a $925,000 base, which is the norm for first round picks. However, the bonus structure of his deal is interesting and suggests the Oilers believe he has a pretty good chance to make their team.


Who needs to rebound for the Oilers to make the playoffs?

It’s the middle of July, so the Edmonton Oilers roster is pretty much set. Barring an unlikely trade or signing, this is the roster the Oilers are going into the 2018-19 season with. It’s a risky plan. They’ll need many players to return to previous levels and hope an extremely green right wing produces. A…