CBC Radio Active: Oilers busy on day one of NHL free agency


I joined Rod Kurtz on CBC Radio Active to talk about the Oilers and their free agency activities. We covered the signing of Zach Hyman, what he brings to the team and the risks associated with the contract. Discussed trading away Ethan Bear to make room for veteran defencemen, and what to expect from forward Warren Foegele. We talked about Tyson Barrie's actual impact to the team, and signing Cody Ceci, and if he can fill Adam Larsson’s role (short answer: nope). Also covered Evan Bouchard's role next year and the barriers in place. And we closed off with my thoughts on the outstanding roster issues and how the front office remains the Oilers biggest deficiency.