If Ken Holland is unable to free up any cap space it could be a very underwhelming off-season for the Oilers. He could buyout Sam Gagner, he could try to move Sekera or Russell and while those types of moves will certainly help we can’t avoid the elephant in the room — Milan Lucic.
Welcome, my friends, to a long weekend edition of the mailbag where I’ve dragged the writers out of their weekend getaways to share a little bit of wisdom with you about all things Oilers. As we do every week, we’re back with another round of questions and answers to help you get through your day….
The Condors were unable to stop the San Diego Gulls in game 6 of the series, and their record-setting season is over. Tyler Benson finishes as the regular season point leader (15-51-66) followed up by Cooper Marody (19-45-64) and Joseph Gambardella (29-19-48). In their playoff run, Brad Malone shone brightest with thirteen points in ten…
It seems the San Jose Sharks have been gifted Get out of Jail Free cards from the league in these playoffs.
I wrote last weekend about the Oilers’ logjam on the blueline and how the organization is in an interesting situation with six NHL-quality defenders and a wealth of prospects pushing their way up onto the roster. Something I suggested was the possibility of selling from this position of strength in order to fill an area…
At some point, Ken Holland will hire a head coach and then we can really turn our attention to the fun part of the off-season; trade speculation.
Last week, I looked at Ken Holland’s best moves in Detroit. Holland had a Hall of Fame run in Detroit. He won three Stanley Cups over 22 years as Detroit’s general manager. Holland had a ton of success, but that wasn’t without mistakes along the way. Trying to prolong a legendary playoff streak comes with…
Will this be the end of the OBC; the upside to Holland leaving the Wings; where can the Leafs dump their problematic contracts; could Van buy out Eriksson; will Winnipeg trade Trouba; updated NHL Draft rankings; in depth Draft profiles and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Sumo Jerky.
Welcome back to episode 37 of Oilersnation Radio! This week the boys talk about our defensive pile up, how boring the current Stanley Cup Playoffs are, and what a trade involving Seth Jones to Edmonton would look like.
In part one of my trade targets series, I took a look at some teams that are currently heading towards the rebuilding process. This week, I’m looking at a handful of teams who are really tight up against the salary cap and could be forced to move on from some talented young players this summer….
It’s been a week since we last met with our caped (not caped) crusader Dustin Nielson. What will the man with all the answers have to say about the goings ons of the Oilers and around the league.
Last night’s missed hand pass led to Erik Karlsson’s overtime winner. It also led to many questions on what the NHL can do this off-season to ensure it doesn’t happen again. Change will occur this summer, but what and how much?