Originally posted on Lowetide  |  Last updated 10/23/11
The most recent Oil Change episode is short on entry draft info (Oilers appeared to have something going with Toronto late in the first round) but had a few interesting scenes from the July 1 free agent action. Steve Tambellini didn't like the idea of one free agent (it was kind of funny) around the kids; I know it wasn't Sheldon Souray they were talking about but that's the only name I could think of when viewing the scene. I know it's much too early to properly evaluate any of the July 1st moves, but let's review them anyway and see if any of them are trending up or down. The Oilers entered draft week with the following shopping list: A veteran winger who could help improve the team at evens and special teams. Truculence. A veteran NHL defensemen. A faceoff man to help with PK and to balance the C position. A legit option for the moment when goaltending becomes an issue I crossed off need #1 because the Ryan Smyth draft week trade addressed all of those things. We knew it at...
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