Oilers hope that increasing Strome’s shot totals will lead to a rise in production

Training camp kicked off yesterday, and Oilers players and staff met with the media today.   The biggest thing that came out of day 2 of training camp was the comment made by Todd McLellan, stating that the team is looking to increase Ryan Stome's shot totals.  McLellan was comparing Strome to Jordan Eberle, the … Continue reading Oilers hope that increasing Strome’s shot totals will lead to a rise in production

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Overpaying Draisaitl

The Edmonton Oilers recently announced the signing of Leon Draisaitl to an 8 year contract paying him $8.5 million a year.  Draisaitl put up 77 points last year, 29 goals and 48 points, establishing himself as an elite NHL player at just 21 years old. Leon had great numbers last year, but some of his … Continue reading Overpaying Draisaitl

Selling low on RNH is a bad idea, what the Oilers should do instead

According to reports, the Oilers are preparing to "sell low" on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins."  The centre carries a $6M cap hit, which the Oilers cannot afford to keep, making a trade almost guaranteed.  It's looking like the Oilers are going to make an Eberle type trade, moving RNH for a cheaper, lower quality player.  While the … Continue reading Selling low on RNH is a bad idea, what the Oilers should do instead