CBC Edmonton News (TV): Re-cap of the draft weekend, Oilers mismanagement of the cap and the free agency period

cbc edmonton logoI joined host Sandra Batson on the CBC Edmonton News for my weekly segment to discuss all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 17:15 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, June 28)

Topics we covered:

  • The Oilers draft weekend, and their latest crop of prospects including Evan Bouchard, Ryan McLeod and Olivier Rodrigue. Key thing is they kept their 10th overall pick and added to their prospect pool.
  • Expectations of Bouchard, and how he has a real chance of making the opening night roster (because Oilers).
  • Signing of Darnell Nurse and Ryan Strome, both of which received qualifying offers recently, and what to expect from them this upcoming season.
  • Free agency period and how the Oilers don’t really have the cap space to do much. We touched on the Oilers inability to manage the cap well, including some of the bloated contracts that they’ve handed out.
  • Bargain bin shopping this summer, and why someone like Tobias Rieder might be a good fit for the Oilers.

Thank you as always to the group at CBC for putting it all together!

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