After missing last week’s podcast due to upgrades at Nation HQ, the boys were back today with a fresh episode of Oilersnation Radio to get you set up for tomorrow night’s NHL Draft. On today’s podcast, we dove into the Jesse Puljujarvi rumours that really ramped up yesterday, welcome Jim Playfair to the bench, and take all kinds of guesses at what we might be in store for on NHL Draft weekend.
To kick off today’s episode, how could we start anywhere other than looking at the situation surrounding Jesse Puljujarvi. Yesterday, his agent came out and said that he would not return to Edmonton and would rather play in Europe than suit up for the Oilers, and, as you can imagine, that kicked off a firestorm of activity here on the site and on social media. Are he and his agent approaching this situation correctly? We offered our takes. Sticking with the rumour mill, we looked around the NHL to try and see whether or not we could find a potential trade partner to make something happen. Getting back to the NHL Draft, there has been a lot of talk about the Oilers having interest in Philip Broberg so we discussed the likelihood of the defenceman being taken at #8 given most mock drafts and rankings have him listed lower in the first round. Lastly, we wrapped up this week’s episode with a breakdown of some of the big ticket contracts that have been signed in the past week, including Kevin Hayes’ monster deal with the Flyers and Erik Karlsson’s eight-year mammoth deal in San Jose.
Listen to this week’s podcast below:
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