Oilers sign Oscar Klefbom to 3 year Entry Level Contract + MacTavish stuff..

By , June 12, 2012 3:19 pm
The Klef Bomb signs with the Oilers for 3 year entry level deal

The Klef Bomb signs with the Oilers for 3 year entry level deal

The Edmonton Oilers and Oscar Klefbom have agreed to terms on a 3-year entry level contract. No financial terms have been announced yet, but all bets are that he’ll received $925,000 + signing bonuses… putting him somewhere in the $1.5M range for cap hit. This is great news.

In other news, Craig MacTavish had a great quote that I loved: “like the 17,000 fans, I’d like to see us improve the back end and our veterans need to respond.” Ahhh lovely. The way I see it, he’s coached here and knows how shitty it can be when your GM is too busy overpaying aging goaltenders to sign key players such as faceoff specialists. MacTavish should empathize more with the new coach and greatly understand their needs, and hopefully help react to those needs a lot quicker.

5 Responses to “Oilers sign Oscar Klefbom to 3 year Entry Level Contract + MacTavish stuff..”

  1. dawgtoy says:

    This should be his final season in Sweden. He will get more TOI and have a much bigger role on the team. All arrows are pointing in the right direction with this kid. Good size, fantastic skating, and already has “pro style” passes. He’ll be brilliant to watch after playing a much bigger role in the SEL. Can’t wait to see him playing for the big club.

  2. Racki says:

    Yah, I actually personally hope he spends another year in Sweden too, rather than making a good impression in training camp and earning a job (and potentially being brought in too early). I think he’s a good prospect in our system and will be one of those guys that didn’t really get much hype around with the likes of Hall, RNH, Eberle, but surprises us.

  3. dawgtoy says:

    Racki:
    Yah, I actually personally hope he spends another year in Sweden too, rather than making a good impression in training camp and earning a job (and potentially being brought in too early). I think he’s a good prospect in our system and will be one of those guys that didn’t really get much hype around with the likes of Hall, RNH, Eberle, but surprises us.

    I agree somewhat, I’d say seeing how slowly both Pääjärvi and Lander have adapted to the NHL and the adjustments needed to play on the North American ice, I would have loved to hear that he was coming over to embrace a season in OKC. I think a flaw with the swedes might be in thinking how easily they’ll adjust to the new arena size, and how fast the game is played. Also a belief that the SEL is better then the AHL, which is false. Although a season where he plays a much larger role in the SEL isn’t all bad, and realistically it’s getting crowded down in the farm.

  4. Racki says:

    Yah, don’t get me wrong.. I’d rather have him in the AHL than the SEL too. I just don’t think it’s likely a good idea to bring him into the NHL yet.

  5. dawgtoy says:

    Racki:
    Yah, don’t get me wrong.. I’d rather have him in the AHL than the SEL too. I just don’t think it’s likely a good idea to bring him into the NHL yet.

    Agree

    Racki:
    Yah, don’t get me wrong.. I’d rather have him in the AHL than the SEL too. I just don’t think it’s likely a good idea to bring him into the NHL yet.

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