Keys to the offseason for the Edmonton Oilers
Emily Kaplan and Greg Wyshynski: Looking a a few of the offseason questions the Edmonton Oilers are going through.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – He’ll turn into an unrestricted free agent that performs in all conditions for the Oilers. Each cash and time period shall be fascinating for the 27-year previous ahead.
Repair their again finish – They’ve two pending UFA defenseman in Tyson Barrie and Adam Larsson. Barrie put up 48 factors and will earn a giant contract. It might not make sense for the Oilers as they’ve Evan Bouchard ready. Re-signing Larsson makes extra sense. Oscar Klefbom ought to return subsequent season as effectively.
Quickly-to-be 40-years previous goaltender Mike Smith is a pending UFA. Mikko Koskinen has a 12 months left at $4.5 and commerce safety.
Be all-in – GM Ken Holland has mentioned you may’t be all-in yearly, however… Goaltending and depth put the Jets effectively forward of the Oilers. The Oilers want extra depth to assist out Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl.
Hamilton could be a pleasant match for the Flyers
Jordan Corridor of NBC Sports activities Philadelphia: Proper-handed Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Dougie Hamilton might be the highest free agent defenseman out there this offseason if he’s not re-signed earlier than the beginning of free company.
Philadelphia Flyers followers would love the staff so as to add the 27-year previous defenseman. Hurricanes GM Don Waddell instructed TSNs Frank Seravalli that Hamilton needs to stay in Carolina and that they wish to maintain him.
The Flyers would possible be enthusiastic about Hamilton if he did turn into out there. Sean Couturier and Claude Giroux will want new offers after subsequent season so the Flyers must watch out how a lot they might provide for Hamilton.
The growth draft and offseason trades may support the Flyers in clearing some cap area.
Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher has mentioned they might want to get “artistic” this offseason in making an attempt to enhance.
“We have to enhance our potential to maintain the puck out of the online. Every thing that goes with that’s what we’ll look to do that offseason.”