Smid and Brule re-sign with Oilers

By , August 12, 2009 9:38 pm
Gilbert Brule (Left) and Ladislav Smid (Right)

Gilbert Brule (Left) and Ladislav Smid (Right)

UPDATE: * Cap Geek reports the deal as $1.35M per season for Ladislav Smid.

An update was mentioned in another article, however I think most people missed it….

According to Jason Gregor on Oilers Nation, Gilbert Brule has signed for 800K, 1-year, 2-way and Ladislav Smid has signed for 1.3M/year cap hit *, 2-years, 1-way.

In my mind, that is a perfect deal for both players. In fact, I’m actually surprised that both were signed for this amount, given that we have troubles signing players to reasonable contracts.

Smid was quote as saying the following in regards to his re-signing:

“This is great news for me.  I really enjoy playing for the Oilers. I feel my game is improving every year and I can’t wait to get started again this fall.”

Great news for the Oilers.

So how do we sit with the cap? Common sense would say that Liam Reddox and Theo Peckham are in the AHL come season start, so without their contracts, here is how the numbers look, according to Cap Geek:

ROSTER: 23; PAYROLL: $56.646m; CAP ROOM: $1.154m BONUSES: $1.000m

$1.154M cap room, without dumping any dead weight. Not too shabby! High five to Tambi for getting all our current roster signed under the cap.

7 Responses to “Smid and Brule re-sign with Oilers”

  1. Horpensky says:

    Rob Schremp still needs a contract!

  2. Racki says:

    Who? Oh yes, Robbie Schremp 😉 Forgot about him. Even so, I’d say his contract will be 750k at highest. So if he earns a roster spot, he’s pretty much not adding anything to our cap. So no worries there.

  3. Puritania says:

    Great blog Racki, lookig forward to some good read bro. :)

  4. Racki says:

    Hey man, glad to see you here! Thanks for the compliment.. hope that we can create some good contect to keep you coming back. :)

  5. Puritania says:

    So far so good brother :)
    My typing skills really shit the bed on my last comment lol

  6. Bostonoiler says:

    Blair Betts to a 1 year deal worth 1.000 M anyone?

  7. Racki says:

    In a heartbeat. But I still don’t think Tambi is on board with that idea.

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