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.
As Edmonton Oilers general manager works the phone looking for options to fill holes across the roster, a report surfaced Friday C Brian Boyle is one Oilers brass has reached out to. The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun broke the news, tweeting “Boyle camp I believe has heard from 5-6 teams and Edmonton is indeed one of…
“Get rid of the shootout (and) just play the three-on-three until a team dies.” Those, my friends, are the wise words of Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella — and he’s right.
The Edmonton Oilers used their third-round selection, 85th overall, to select Russian goaltender Ilya Konovalov. Konovalov, a six-foot, 194 lb. native of Yaroslavl, Russia, played last season with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in the KHL — the team Craig MacTavish was recently named head coach of.
Mothers cried, fathers smiled, and lives changed forever. 31 young men found themselves drafted in the first round of the NHL Entry draft and now today, another 186 will hear their names called; a life long goal for every player.
‘We’re going to build a good, deep, big defence’: Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland speaks after drafting Philip Broberg 8th overall
Nearly three hours after selection Swedish defenceman Philip Broberg eighth overall, Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland met with members of the media. Below is be a full transcription of his media availability.