As per Wednesday tradition, I jumped on the 95.7 Cruz FM airwaves to talk to the boys at The Locker Room about all things Oilers. This week, we broke down what the NHL’s silly season and looked at the new players the Oilers have grabbed so far.
With limited cap space to make major changes, Ken Holland wasn’t able to chase the high end free agents, but that’s not to say that he didn’t get some work done. As anyone who watched last year’s team can tell you, one of the biggest issues the Oilers had was a lack of overall team depth and Ken Holland did what he could to address that problem. No, free agents like Markus Granlund and Gaetan Haas aren’t the sexiest pickups an Oilers fan could ever dream for, but what they do address is the need for competition in the bottom-six. At this point, it’s anyone’s guess as to whether or not these small bets will pay off or not, but I think we can all agree that Oilers fans are certainly hoping they do.
Have a listen below:
- Milan Lucic rumours, Bob Nicholson’s new gig, and fighting celebrities
- What’s going on with Connor McDavid?
- Dave Tippett, Paul Coffey, and Wayne is our Drake
- Ken Holland swings the axe
- Coaches, the NHL Draft, and growing up