Posts tagged: ufa

Free Agent Frenzy or Fail?

By , July 1, 2011 9:18 am
The biggest available name is Brad Richards.. where will he go today?

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.

Jacques/Stortini cut loose…

By , June 27, 2011 5:38 pm

… so to speak. Neither player have been offered a qualifying offer, which makes them UFAs. I don’t see the Oilers signing either of them now, although I suppose they could try and sign Zack to a 2-way contract (he was 1-way before, which means his Q.O. had to also be 1-way). In other words, the Oil could still technically re-sign these guys again, just to a worse contract than they already had (i.e. in Katz’ pocketbook’s favor).


Oilers qualified the following RFA players: Chorney, Smid, O’Marra, Cogliano, Peckham

Some Glue Players to Consider..

By , July 10, 2010 2:03 am
Oilers have shown interest in Arron Asham

Oilers have shown interest in Arron Asham

There have been reports this off-season of the Oilers looking for a bit more grit in the lineup, as well as some defensive help. The Oilers are currently showing interest in unrestricted free agent Arron Asham. I’ve compiled a list of UFAs out there that could help the team. Feel free to add some suggestions as well…

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Happy Canada Day / Free Agent Bonanza Day

By , July 1, 2010 8:45 am

Happy Canada Day Folks...

Happy Canada Day Folks...

So, here it is, July 1st… one of the more fun days in the NHL world – the first day of the free agency period (starts at 10PM EST today).

As with every year, there are several players out there that are available through the UFA market. The Fourth Period has compiled a list of the top 30 available UFAs, most of which would be of no interest to the Oilers though. But there are others out there… Continue reading 'Happy Canada Day / Free Agent Bonanza Day'»

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