I joined Rod Kurtz on CBC Radio Active to talk about the Oilers and their free agency activities. Full segment is here: CBC Radio Active (2021, July 28).
Topics we covered:
- The signings of Zach Hyman, what he brings to the team and the risks associated with the contract.
- Trading away Ethan Bear to make room for veteran defencemen, and what to expect from forward Warren Foegele.
- Re-signing Tyson Barrie and his actual impact on the team.
- Signing Cody Ceci, and if he can fill Adam Larsson’s role (short answer: nope).
- Chances of Evan Bouchard taking another step and playing meaningful minutes, and the barriers in place.
- Remaining issues and how the front office remains the Oilers biggest deficiency.
Thanks to the team at CBC for putting it all together!