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Oilers Line up as it looks in training camp

Created by: Copenhagen
Initial Creation Date: Sep. 15, 2021
Published: Sep. 23, 2021
Team: 2021-22 Edmonton Oilers
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Yamamoto, Kailer1$1,175,000
Buyouts
  • James Neal: $1,916,667
  • Andrej Sekera: $1,500,000
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Milan Lucic: $750,000 (13%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2022
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2023
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2024
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ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
22$81,500,000$79,471,968$669,339$907,500$2,028,032
Left WingCenterRight Wing
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Hyman, Zach
$5,500,000
LW, RW
NMC
UFA - 7
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McDavid, Connor
$12,500,000
C
UFA - 5
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Puljujärvi, Jesse
$1,175,000
RW
RFA - 1
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Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan
$5,125,000
LW, C
NMC
UFA - 8
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Draisaitl, Leon
$8,500,000
C, LW
UFA - 4
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Yamamoto, Kailer
$1,175,000
RW, C
RFA - 1
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Foegele, Warren
$2,750,000
LW, RW
UFA - 3
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Ryan, Derek
$1,250,000
C, RW
UFA - 2
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Kassian, Zack
$3,200,000
RW
UFA - 3
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Benson, Tyler
$750,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
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McLeod, Ryan
$834,167
C
RFA - 1
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Marody, Cooper
$750,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
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Nurse, Darnell
$5,600,000
LD
UFA - 1
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Barrie, Tyson
$4,500,000
RD
UFA - 3
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Koskinen, Mikko
$4,500,000
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NTC
UFA - 1
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Keith, Duncan
$5,538,462
LD
NMC
UFA - 2
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Ceci, Cody
$3,250,000
RD
UFA - 4
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Smith, Mike
$2,200,000
G
UFA - 2
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Koekkoek, Slater
$925,000
LD/RD
UFA - 2
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Bouchard, Evan
$863,333
RD
RFA - 2
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
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Shore, Devin
$850,000
LW, C, RW
UFA - 2
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Russell, Kris
$1,250,000
LD/RD
UFA - 1
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Klefbom, Oscar
$4,167,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 2
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Turris, Kyle
$1,650,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
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Archibald, Josh
$1,500,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
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Stalock, Alex
$785,000
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UFA - 1

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Sep. 23, 2021 at 2:35 p.m.
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Offense look pretty good.
Defense looks average.
Goaltending has to scare the crap out of oilers fans. The most important position is their biggest question mark.

This team can either win a couple rounds in the playoffs or 40 year old mike smith could have one of his bad years and they can miss the playoffs all together.
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Sep. 23, 2021 at 2:56 p.m.
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This is the best lineup they have had in years, but losing Bear is gonna hurt them, Ceci isn't a real replacement.
I know they say that they are shopping for a goalie, and they need to, make a trade and then they really finally will have a chance to go far.
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Sep. 23, 2021 at 3:19 p.m.
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I see that you prepared this post before KY signed on September 18th, but nothing significant has changed since then other than Archibald's unavailability, which I also see you've taken into account.

I'll echo @SociallyHawkward's analysis: the offense is great, the defense is below average and the goaltending is really suspect. I think that their success will depend on how well the goalies do.
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Sep. 23, 2021 at 3:30 p.m.
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Quoting: SociallyHawkward
Offense look pretty good.
Defense looks average.
Goaltending has to scare the crap out of oilers fans. The most important position is their biggest question mark.

This team can either win a couple rounds in the playoffs or 40 year old mike smith could have one of his bad years and they can miss the playoffs all together.


Cant argue with any of that.
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Sep. 23, 2021 at 3:31 p.m.
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This is the best lineup they have had in years, but losing Bear is gonna hurt them, Ceci isn't a real replacement.
I know they say that they are shopping for a goalie, and they need to, make a trade and then they really finally will have a chance to go far.


Goalie will cost them an arm and a leg. But I agree.
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Sep. 23, 2021 at 3:32 p.m.
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I see that you prepared this post before KY signed on September 18th, but nothing significant has changed since then other than Archibald's unavailability, which I also see you've taken into account.

I'll echo SociallyHawkward's analysis: the offense is great, the defense is below average and the goaltending is really suspect. I think that their success will depend on how well the goalies do.


Oops. You are right, sorry it was an old team. But it is close to the amount. But thank you
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Sep. 23, 2021 at 3:36 p.m.
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Oops. You are right, sorry it was an old team. But it is close to the amount. But thank you


Well, it's nice to see a guy who knows his own team so well that he can be so accurate looking into the future (not just about Yamamoto). Very impressive!
Sep. 23, 2021 at 3:38 p.m.
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Goalie will cost them an arm and a leg. But I agree.


Maybe leverage Kleffbom+ picks and or prospects to a team that needs LITR help to pull a Tampa Bay and add a piece for a run, but that isn't likely until at least mid-season so you need some wins in the first half. Then just get whatever you can for one of the current goalies at the deadline.
Islanders and Varlamov could be a fit for that.
Sep. 23, 2021 at 3:39 p.m.
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Well, it's nice to see a guy who knows his own team so well that he can be so accurate looking into the future (not just about Yamamoto). Very impressive!


Oh the team probably wont look like this.
Archibald will be back and the 4th line to have 3 rookies is never a good idea.
Archie will be in place of Marody most likely.
The rest is not much of a debate.
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Sep. 23, 2021 at 3:40 p.m.
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Maybe leverage Kleffbom+ picks and or prospects to a team that needs LITR help to pull a Tampa Bay and add a piece for a run, but that isn't likely until at least mid-season so you need some wins in the first half. Then just get whatever you can for one of the current goalies at the deadline.
Islanders and Varlamov could be a fit for that.


I would love to have Varlamov as in many many posts I have done, but if I was the Islanders I would keep him just in case for playoffs
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Sep. 23, 2021 at 4:19 p.m.
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Offense look pretty good.
Defense looks average.
Goaltending has to scare the crap out of oilers fans. The most important position is their biggest question mark.


Hmm... the Oilers goaltending tandem has been pretty decent over the past 2 years. They've allowed 2.91 GA/GP (12th least in the league) despite facing 31.4 shots/GP (21st least in the league). I'm not that concerned - I expect both Smith and Koskinen to regress to their 2-year averages which, with the amount of firepower they have up front, should be enough for them to win a round or two. IMO there's zero chance (barring significant injuries to multiple core players) that they miss the playoffs.
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Sep. 23, 2021 at 4:21 p.m.
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I see that you prepared this post before KY signed on September 18th, but nothing significant has changed since then other than Archibald's unavailability, which I also see you've taken into account.

Archibald isn't unavailable. He's finishing his quarantine and will join the training camp tomorrow.

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I'll echo SociallyHawkward's analysis: the offense is great, the defense is below average and the goaltending is really suspect. I think that their success will depend on how well the goalies do.

Pretty much true for every team.
Sep. 23, 2021 at 8:26 p.m.
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Hmm... the Oilers goaltending tandem has been pretty decent over the past 2 years. They've allowed 2.91 GA/GP (12th least in the league) despite facing 31.4 shots/GP (21st least in the league). I'm not that concerned - I expect both Smith and Koskinen to regress to their 2-year averages which, with the amount of firepower they have up front, should be enough for them to win a round or two. IMO there's zero chance (barring significant injuries to multiple core players) that they miss the playoffs.


and a lot more o zone time
Oct. 3, 2021 at 5:26 p.m.
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Archibald isn't unavailable. He's finishing his quarantine and will join the training camp tomorrow.


Just ITCHING to correct me, weren't you?

For the record, I hope that Archibald, Stalock and Toews all make complete recoveries. But athletes contracting COVID have different prognoses than post-40 survivors.
 
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