One of the biggest storylines this season is going to surround Darnell Nurse. The 24-year-old rearguard had his best season in the NHL last year scoring a career-high 41 points in 82 games while playing a career-high 23:49 a night.
Dear Jesse, I know you probably won’t see this. But that’s okay, I wanted to write to you anyways.
To say that signing Milan Lucic was a mistake is easy in hindsight. He came to Edmonton on a contract nobody knew was good, but there was at least a glimmer of hope he would provide a few decent years for the Oilers.
When Mikko Koskinen got signed to a three-year deal that pays him $4.5-million annually, there weren’t many fans of the deal. But would the Oilers have been better off waiting?
The Edmonton Oilers 8th overall draft pick will play next season in the Swedish Hockey League, according to Swedish outlet Hockey Sverige. The article, published on July 5, quoted Skellefteå GM Erik Forssell who said he would be playing next season there.
We’re now nearly a week into free agency and we’ve seen everything from offer sheets to trades and everything in between. The free agent market, however, has seemingly begun to slow down.
Two years ago yesterday, one of the best contracts in NHL history was signed. Connor McDavid put pen to paper on a precedent-setting eight-year, $100,000,000 contract. Let’s look back at how valuable he is today, and how it changed some recent contract negotiations.
The Edmonton Oilers have re-signed F Jujhar Khaira to a two-year contract. According to OilersNation’s Jason Gregor, the deal will see him paid $1.2-million annually.
The Edmonton Oilers re-signed F Alex Chiasson Monday to a two-year, $2.15-million contract, according to Sportsnet’s Mark Spector. Chiasson joined the Oilers last year on a one-year, league minimum $650,000 contract and had a career season.
The Edmonton Oilers have made yesterday’s news official announcing the club signed 37-year-old goaltender Mike Smith to a one-year, $2-million contract. Smith joins the Oilers after spending the last two seasons with the Calgary Flames.
‘Twas the night before Free Agency Frenzy, when all through the league, every creature was stirring including in lieu of overfatigue, the contracts were near done by the GM’s with care, in hopes that their fans think they’d be fair.
It was a trade that sent shockwaves throughout the National Hockey League. And to this day, its ramifications are still being felt.