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Closing Remarks from GM today

Created by: realOilersGM17
Initial Creation Date: Apr 11, 2018
Published: Apr 12, 2018 at 12:47 am
Team: 2018-19 Edmonton Oilers
Team Explanation
Making the improvements required to get this team in the correct direction again.

So risk with the wingers again but the offense was top 10 in 5v5 scoring, hopefully JP and the special teams take a step forward.

Most likely Sekera and Russell traded next year
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Benning, Matthew2$1,250,000
Caggiula, Drake4$1,250,000
Nurse, Darnell8$4,500,000
Slepyshev, Anton2$800,000
Strome, Ryan4$3,000,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Auvitu, Yohann1$800,000
Rattie, Ty1$800,000
Khudobin, Anton1$1,400,000
Trades
EDM
  1. Faulk, Justin
CAR
  1. Montoya, Al
  2. Mantha, Ryan
Additional Details:
2018 first
Buyouts
  • Benoit Pouliot: $1,333,333
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Milan Lucic: $750,000 (13%)
  • Sam Gagner: $315,000 (10%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2019
EDM
EDM
EDM
NYI
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
2020
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
2021
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$80,000,000$79,448,665$0$2,500,000$551,335
Left WingCenterRight Wing
Khaira, Jujhar
$675,000
C, LW
RFA - 1
McDavid, Connor
$12,500,000
C
UFA - 8
Rattie, Ty
$800,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan
$6,000,000
C, LW
UFA - 3
Draisaitl, Leon
$8,500,000
C, LW, RW
UFA - 7
Åberg, Pontus
$650,000
RW, LW
RFA - 1
Lucic, Milan
$5,250,000
LW
NMC
UFA - 5
Strome, Ryan
$3,000,000
C, RW
RFA - 2
Puljujärvi, Jesse
$925,000
RW
RFA - 1
Slepyshev, Anton
$800,000
LW, RW
RFA
Caggiula, Drake
$1,250,000
LW, C, RW
RFA - 2
Kassian, Zack
$1,950,000
RW
UFA - 2
Malone, Brad
$650,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
Nurse, Darnell
$4,500,000
LD
UFA - 2
Larsson, Adam
$4,166,666
RD
UFA - 3
Talbot, Cam
$4,166,666
G
NTC
UFA - 1
Klefbom, Oscar
$4,167,000
LD
UFA - 5
Faulk, Justin
$4,150,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 2
Khudobin, Anton
$1,400,000
G
UFA - 2
Sekera, Andrej
$5,500,000
LD
NMC
UFA - 3
Russell, Kris
$4,000,000
RD
NMC
UFA - 3
Auvitu, Yohann
$800,000
LD
UFA
Benning, Matthew
$1,250,000
RD
RFA - 2

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Apr 12, 2018 at 12:53
#1
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He also said Nuge was a core player but I feel like hes getting traded agianst literally everybodys wishes.
Apr 12, 2018 at 1:23
#2
Thread Starter
Oilers Current GM
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Quoting: Max
He also said Nuge was a core player but I feel like hes getting traded agianst literally everybodys wishes.


Haha that's just the distraction for when pool-party gets traded...shakes head
Apr 12, 2018 at 1:47
#3
#LeafsFever
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In order for this team to truly succeed, and on a long-term basis, they can't cut corners and that might mean the end for Leon Draisaitl as an Oiler. The potential return you could get for him, say to a Nashville, Carolina, Arizona or Montreal that are dying for 1st line centers would put the Oilers firmly in the drivers seat as far as deals go. A healthy RNK is, or should be, a good second line center. Dealing Draisatl would also likely help the Oilers desperately revamp their defense.
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Apr 12, 2018 at 3:48
#4
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 703
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Quoting: MG1986
In order for this team to truly succeed, and on a long-term basis, they can't cut corners and that might mean the end for Leon Draisaitl as an Oiler. The potential return you could get for him, say to a Nashville, Carolina, Arizona or Montreal that are dying for 1st line centers would put the Oilers firmly in the drivers seat as far as deals go. A healthy RNK is, or should be, a good second line center. Dealing Draisatl would also likely help the Oilers desperately revamp their defense.


Agreed ?I think you could get Faulk & Skinner for LD, which solves the elite finisher for McDavid and top pair defenseman issues. Nuge is solid 2C, the last of the old kids, and a good Red Deer boy... and Drai isn’t as effective away from McDiggity. This could be the first time Chia actually makes a trade that favors EDM.
Apr 12, 2018 at 6:28
#5
BootBoi
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 2,613
Likes: 314
ED needs a puck moving right D, but Falk+Skinner is the only package close 2 worthy of receiving LD.
Apr 12, 2018 at 7:26
#6
Thread Starter
Oilers Current GM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 157
Likes: 29
I don't think trading LD or RNH is the answer. Mcdavid and them we're the reason Oilers offense kept going at 5v5. I believe I filled the biggest needs with the cap space I. That's why I only targeted Faulk this year and brought in a great backup. Wingers hopefully bounce back a bit but wingers can be aquired in FA.
Apr 12, 2018 at 9:28
#7
#LeafsFever
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 3,241
Likes: 810
Quoting: CanesQue
Agreed ?I think you could get Faulk & Skinner for LD, which solves the elite finisher for McDavid and top pair defenseman issues. Nuge is solid 2C, the last of the old kids, and a good Red Deer boy... and Drai isn’t as effective away from McDiggity. This could be the first time Chia actually makes a trade that favors EDM.


As much as I like Skinner, he would be 1 year away from UFA status and would probably be looking for a contract in at least the $6 million range. It's really hard to make predictions for established top-pairing defenseman but their value is hard to determine. Right off the bat, I'd think Edmonton would want back Aho or Lindholm, Bean or Fleury and 1 of the Canes top-4 D, not sure which one that could be. For that to happen, Edmonton may have to include a top pick in this or next year's draft.
 
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