Recently the oilers have been taking a lot of flak for opting to not sign Roloson. This is what Puck Daddy had to say about the oilers summer:
Edmonton could have re-signed Dwayne Roloson(notes) on the cheap for a year or two and gotten a somewhat effective goalie. Instead Steve Tambellini gave a four-year, $15 million deal to injury-prone, 36-year-oldNikolai Khabibulin(notes), who couldn't even out-duel Cristobal Huet(notes) for a starting job in Chicago.
The thing is that Oilers did want to sign Roloson. However we were looking for a 1 year deal. He was looking for a 2-year deal. How many of you believe it is great thing to sign a 40 yr old goalie to a 2 year deal? No one knows if he can sustain this sort of performance over two years. He certainly could be a a freak of nature and pull a Dominik Hasek. However smart money is betting against it.
It doesnt matter what the Oilers did with that smart money, but not signing Roloson to a 2 year deal was a good decision and I show my support to it.