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UFA Defenceman Options for the Oilers

Long-term free agent signings rarely pay off. I’d rather pay a player more for on a short-term deal, than sign them long-term at a slightly lower cap hit and have buyers remorse for the final few years of the contract. History is littered with buyers regret on long-term deals compared to short term signings. I…

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Encore?

It’s not a newsflash to suggest the Edmonton Oilers need to upgrade their goaltending, among other things, this off-season after watching the tandem of Mikko Koskinen and Mike Smith come up short. The obvious question for GM Ken Holland: who is capable of providing that upgrade and how much will it cost? The answer isn’t…