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Hotlinks: July 30th 2021 Edition

Jackets’ Werenski has a big payday, does it move the needle on a Darnell Nurse extension?

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Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman Zach Werenski signed a six year extension valued at 57.5MM
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5 Questions About Warren Foegele: Our friends at SB Nation’s Canes Country tell us all about one of the newest Oilers acquired on Wednesday. Foegele’s style of play will likely make him a fan favourite in Edmonton.

Listen to C&B’s Sunil Agnihotri on his latest installment of CBC’s Radio-Active with Rod Kurtz. Sunil recaps Edmonton’s busy first day of free agency, talking about signings and one big trade.

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What’s Everyone Else Saying About The Edmonton Oilers Moves? (Oilers Nation / Zach Laing) - I’m a glass half full kind of guy, so I’d say the forwards are much better than they were 72 hours ago.

Columbus Blue Jackets sign Zach Werenski to massive $57.5 million extension (SB Nation / Jackets Cannon) - Six years for Zach Werenski at a little bit over 9.5MM a year is quite the signing. Wow, it just got hot in here. Darnell Nurse on line 1.

Brand New Day - Lowetide - Do the Oilers have it in them to bring on another left defenceman?

The Oilers are in need of a goaltender to call the summer a success - (Oil On Whyte / Sean Mallon) - A push for Darcy Kuemper never saw the light of day, are there any other moves for the Oilers for an upgrade in net?

Cap Space already at a premium after Edmonton Oilers signing spree - (Edmonton Journal / Bruce McCurdy) - The club is more experienced today compared to Tuesday. Already near the cap before LTIR, eyes turn to new deals for new Oiler Warren Foegele and RFA Kailer Yamamoto.