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.