CBC Edmonton News (TV): Re-cap of the NHL Awards, draft weekend and recent signings

cbc edmonton logoI joined Emily Fitzpatrick on the CBC Edmonton News to discuss all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 16:30 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, June 21)

Topics we covered:

  • Re-cap of the NHL Awards in Vegas and the biggest winners (McDavid, Hall) and loser (Chiarelli). If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Jonathan’s latest at The Athletic.
  • Chiarelli’s media availability from Dallas as the Oilers get set for the draft, and the importance of keeping the 10th overall pick. Lots of good information on the draft out there including work from Brad McPherson at the Blue Bullet Report that’s worth your time.
  • The recent signings of RFA’s Drake Caggiula and Matt Benning to two-year deals. The former, I feel the Oilers overpaid, considering he was one of the worst players on the team, while the latter has a better chance of outperforming his deal.
  • Darnell Nurse’s contract situation and why the Oilers will likely have to sign him to a short-team, bridge deal.
  • Other NHL storylines to follow including Ottawa potentially trading Erik Karlsson, Milan Lucic trade rumors, Montreal’s dilemma with the third overall pick and the John Tavares issue in Long Island.
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