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What will the Oilers/Barons look like next year?

First let's look at the unrestricted free agents

UFA

  1.  Ryan Jones
  2.  Jim Vandermeer
  3.  Steve MacIntyre
  4.  Jason Strudwick
  5.  Jeff Deslauriers
  6.  Richard Petiot
  7.  Greg Stuart
  8.  Ben Ondrus
  9.  Brad Moran
  10.  Alex Giroux
  11.  Martin Gerber

Only Ryan Jones and Jim Vandermeer have a chance of signing back with the oilers, if we want them I vote yes for Jones and waffle on Vandermeer. There is a need to have stable leadership in Oklahoma, and there are probably a couple of players here that would fit that roll, Maybe Petiot and the Captain Moran.

RFA

  1.  Andrew Cogliano
  2.  Liam Reddox
  3.  Ladislav Smid
  4.  Taylor Chorney
  5.  Theo Peckham
  6.  Ryan O`Marra
  7.  Kevin Montgomery
  8.  Zach Stortini
  9.  J.F. Jacques
  10.  Matt Marquardt
  11.  Bryan Pitton
  12.  Jordan Bendfeld

In the summer I believe the Oilers will sign the players 1- 7. I believe Stortini and Jacques have worn out their welcome and I have question about Montgomery being a legitimate prospect.


The Edmonton Oilers 50 contract reserve list, if they sign all of the players as I have predicted, there would be 35 players under contract.

Forwards

1. Shawn Horcoff
2. Ales Hemsky
3. Sam Gagner
4. Gilbert Brule
5. Andrew Cogliano
6. Ryan Jones
7. Taylor Hall
8. Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson
9. Jordan Eberle
10. Linus Omark
11. Colin Fraser
12. Liam Reddox
13. Ryan O'Marra
14. Brad Moran
15. Teemu Hartikainen
16. Chris Vande Velde
17. Philippe Cornet
18. Toni Rajala
19. Milan Kytnar

 

Defenders

 

1. Sheldon Souray
2. Tom Gilbert
3. Ryan Whitney
4. Kurtis Foster
5. Ladislav Smid
6. Jim Vandermeer
7. Theo Peckham
8. Alex Plante
9. Jeff Petry
10. Richard Petiot
11. Taylor Chorney
12. Johan Motin
13. Colten Tuebert
14. Kevin Montgomery

 

Goalies

1. Nikolai Khabibulin
2. Devan Dubnyk

Prospects that will need to be signed if we want to keep their rights
1. Cameron Abney
2. Olivier Roy
I don`t believe they will sign Abney but maybe, if so 37 players under contract.

Potential Oiler Forward roster
Taylor Hall Shawn Horcoff Ales Hemsky
Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson Sam Gagner Jordan Eberle
Linus Omark Andrew Cogliano Gilbert Brule
Ryan Jones Colin Fraser Liam Reddox

This is a very small group and definitely could use some upgrades at center and in the toughness categories

Potential Oiler Defence roster
Tom Gilbert Ryan Whitney
Kurtis Foster Ladislav Smid
Theo Peckham Jeff Petry
Jim Vandermeer

Goal
Nikolai Khabibulin
Devan Dubnyk

Potential Oklahoma Forward Roster
Teemu Hartikainen Milan Kytnar Philippe Cornet
Ryan O'Marra Brad Moran Toni Rajala
Cameron Abney Chris Vande Velde

Potential Oklahoma Defence Roster
Alex Plante Richard Petiot
Taylor Chorney Johan Motin
Colten Tuebert Kevin Montgomery

Goal
Olivier Roy

There are lots of holes here and possible signings of Lander and other draft picks like Pitlick could fill in this roster. If there is any Amateur free agents out there that the oiler could identify/ recruit to fill in this roster with the late bloomer.

In summary there are lots of holes but with trades and draft we have the start of the puzzle coming together.

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