Today is free agent day.. rather than run around on Twitter, TSN, comment on the forum.. comment on the blog… we can just do it all here and keep everyone in the loop.
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Welp, big dud today. Not much in the way of big signings, least of all any by the Oilers. We locked up a few players that had expired contracts, which was good though. Really though, the Oilers aren’t going to be big free agent players.. they’ll be looking for trades.
Tambi was a busy man today...
OK, really, today wasn’t THAT good. It was good though, and I was surprised how much the Edmonton Oilers got done in a single day. This is the same crew of people that snailed their way through last off-season and did much to improve the farm team, but very little to improve the big club with Colin Fraser, Jim Vandermeer and Kurtis Foster being the “big” additions.
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The biggest available name is Brad Richards.. where will he go today?
So the time dubbed as “free agent frenzy” starts at 10:01AM MST today. TSN2 will have a show on about it. Will it be a dud? Will it be a big day? The list of UFA names this time around isn’t really one that excites me all that much, to be honest. For us, I would be surprised if we even made a single signing.
The Oilers did attempt to make a splash on day one last year though when they signed defenseman Kurtis Foster. However, that was the extent of their “free agent frenzy”, at least for the big club. And quite frankly, I don’t think that turned out so well. But, there is still a chance that Tambellini will make something happen today. My guess is that we see Zenon Konopka signed or possible Cam Barker. One or more other needs might be filled days later as players get a bit more desperate.
Anyways, feel free to discuss the names signed by the Oilers and other teams in the comments section.