Hope you all had a great weekend. If it was anything like mine, it was 363 days too short.
Another slow weekend regarding the Oilers which is, as it has been all summer, disappointing. At some point it sure would be nice to see Ken Holland try and improve his hockey club in the near and long terms. If he doesn’t get some of it done this summer, he’ll have too much to do next season. Which, will mean another year of not icing the best possible group around Connor McDavid. They have a lot of money coming off the books after this season, but a lot of players, too:
$24M in cap space sounds cool until you add that the Oilers have $57M committed to only 10 players next year. Pencil in $7M for Nurse because they can't help themselves and that's $17.5M left over for 12 roster spots. Now how does that sound? They need to shed another $10M.— Excelled At School. Made Lots of Friends. (@ThomsonCam) July 13, 2019
Did I say good morning yet?
The Oilers made changes to their scouting setup last week. (Copper and Blue)
The Free Agency Megathread (Copper and Blue)
That Koskinen contract though. (Oilersnation)
Three burning questions. (Oilersnation)
Lowetide: Math and the draft. (Lowetide)
LT again, talking prospects through the organization. (Lowetide)
LT on Tyler Benson and Training Camp. (Lowetide)
More from the official dot com on the changes to the scouting department. (Oilers.com)
There was some smoke over the weekend about a possible trade between the two Alberta clubs. But why? (The Oilers Rig)
LT - AGAIN - this time talking Bakersfield, who might be good this season. (The Athletic)
DNB on Tyler Wright’s track record in Detroit - or lack thereof - depending on how you read it. (The Athletic)
Duhatschek on moving Lucic, and more. (The Athletic)