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Ultimate road to the cup please read

Created by: kailer_memeamoto
Initial Creation Date: Feb 12, 2020
Published: Feb 12 at 3:36 pm
Team: 2020-21 Edmonton Oilers
Team Explanation
The biggest issues I see with the oilers are: 1. Inconsistent goaltending 2. Inconsistent defense 3. Lack of a scoring 3rd line

To fix these issues, you’ve got to either make a trade or wait on the prospects you’ve already got. Thankfully the oilers have a plethora of D and goalie prospects, but are pretty thin at forward even though they also have some promising pieces there in maksimov, Lavoie, mcleod, benson.

The oilers likely deal one of Russell/Larsson to free up a spot for Bouchard. Larsson to me is an amazing defensive defenseman on an actually great contract, so the oilers shouldn’t look into moving him. Russell will cost a bit to get rid of, but with all the assets they have in their farm system it shouldn’t be too hard.

Oilers probably wait until the draft to either dump Russell’s salary on a rebuilding team, or buy out Russell’s contract completely. It’s a tough nut to crack in this case- Russell is a good defensive defenseman, but he’s just a bottom pairing guy, and you can’t afford to pay a bottom pairing guy 4 mil a year. Moving russell gives them mid-year flexibility to make a move possibly at the TDL.

Puljujarvi will obviously be moved, and the oilers still need to have a definitive scoring 3rd line to do some damage down the road. Ottawa is the perfect destination for Puljujarvi, and Edmonton the perfect place for tierney- both can move up and down the lineup, playing anywhere in the top 9 effectively. Obviously Puljujarvi isn’t as proven as Tierney, so the oilers will need to add a substantial piece(s?) along with a roster player to even out the contracts.

Bouchard and Benson could easily both start the year with the team, hopefully stealing ice time from whatever player was there before. The more competition, the better players will play, as we’ve seen before here in edmonton.

Stuart Skinner is having an up and down year in the AHL, but to me he seems like a guy who could play a few games next year. And honestly, if smith’s ancient body gets injured, they just might have to play him.

In summary the oilers problems can’t be solved instantly, but they can certainly be reduced. Puljujarvi will 100% be traded, and that deal will likely bolster the 3rd line. What do you guys think? I took a lot of care to make sure these moves made sense and were fair
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Bear, Ethan8$4,170,500
Benning, Matthew3$2,250,000
Persson, Joel2$854,500
Lagesson, William2$754,500
Tierney, Chris5$3,750,000
Sprong, Daniel2$875,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Smith, Mike1$1,250,000
Gagner, Sam1$875,000
Sheahan, Riley2$875,000
Archibald, Josh2$1,235,000
Trades
EDM
  1. Tierney, Chris [RFA Rights]
OTT
  1. Khaira, Jujhar
  2. Puljujärvi, Jesse [Reserve List]
  3. 2021 2nd round pick (EDM)
EDM
  1. Sprong, Daniel [RFA Rights]
ANA
  1. Russell, Kris
  2. Lagesson, William
  3. 2021 5th round pick (EDM)
Buyouts
  • Andrej Sekera: $2,500,000
  • Benoit Pouliot: $1,333,333
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Milan Lucic: $750,000 (13%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
2021
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
PIT
EDM
2022
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
24$86,000,000$81,503,331$0$1,187,500$4,496,669

Roster

Left WingCenterRight Wing
EDM
Benson, Tyler
$808,333
LW
RFA - 1
EDM
McDavid, Connor
$12,500,000
C
UFA - 6
EDM
Kassian, Zack
$3,200,000
RW
UFA - 4
EDM
Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan
$6,000,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
EDM
Draisaitl, Leon
$8,500,000
C, LW, RW
UFA - 5
EDM
Yamamoto, Kailer
$894,166
RW, C
RFA - 1
EDM
Neal, James
$5,750,000
RW, LW
UFA - 3
Tierney, Chris
$3,750,000
C
RFA
EDM
Gagner, Sam
$875,000
C, RW
UFA
EDM
Archibald, Josh
$1,235,000
RW
UFA - 2
EDM
Sheahan, Riley
$875,000
LW, C
UFA
EDM
Chiasson, Alex
$2,150,000
RW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
EDM
Klefbom, Oscar
$4,167,000
LD
UFA - 3
EDM
Larsson, Adam
$4,166,666
RD
UFA - 1
EDM
Koskinen, Mikko
$4,500,000
G
NTC
UFA - 2
EDM
Nurse, Darnell
$5,600,000
LD
UFA - 2
EDM
Bear, Ethan
$4,170,500
RD
RFA
EDM
Skinner, Stuart
$784,166
G
RFA - 1
EDM
Benning, Matthew
$2,250,000
RD
RFA
EDM
Bouchard, Evan
$894,167
RD
RFA - 2
EDM
Smith, Mike
$1,250,000
G
UFA
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
EDM
Nygård, Joakim
$875,000
LW
UFA - 1
Sprong, Daniel
$875,000
RW
RFA
EDM
Jones, Caleb
$850,000
LD
RFA - 2

Special Teams

Power Play 1
McDavid, C.
Yamamoto, K.
Draisaitl, L.
Klefbom, O.
Nugent-Hopkins, R.

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Feb 12 at 3:49
#1
HadesOfSocal
Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 579
Likes: 156
Ducks accept
Feb 12 at 7:15
#2
Old Timer
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 891
Likes: 316
Oilers overpay on both. Sprong is almost without value you'd be better off trading for Lias Andersson or Joshua Ho Sang
 
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