Kurt Leavins of the Edmonton Journal: Hard to see the Edmonton Oilers not using head coach Jay Woodcroft a brand-new offer and him declining it.
Oilers GM Ken Holland is anticipated to talk to the representative for pending UFA defenseman Brett Kulak at some point today.
The Oilers are presently predicted to have about $7.1 million in cap area next season. Holland will require to see what it would require to re-sign forward Evander Kane and if they can manage it or not. A Kane choice would go a long method in identifying what they carry out in net and at other lineup positions.
24-year-old forward Jesse Puljujarvi revealed this season that he is a 2nd/3rd line winger. He’s an important possession however will it be for the Oilers or somebody else?
From what has actually heard, it would be a surprise if Duncan Keith retires and it’s possible that he seeks to play beyond next season.
Could see Mike Smith choosing to retire offered his injuries this previous season and the wear and tear on his body.
Bruce McCurdy of the Edmonton Journal: Will the Edmonton Oilers attempt to trade hurt defenseman Oscar Klefbom‘s contract this offseason. He has one year left. It’s possible that his agreement might not be guaranteed, which would make complex a trade.
If Mike Smith and Duncan Keith retire this offseason, it would certainly open brand-new alternatives for them. If Smith does choose to play, and if GM Holland is seeking to update in net, Smith might be relocated the offer.
Could the Oilers seek to move Tyson Barrie and his $4.5 million for 2 more years?
Would the Oilers think about purchasing out forward Zack Kassian? It would conserve them $2.5 million.
Forward Warren Foegele has actually 2 years left at $2.75 million and might be a trade prospect over a buyout prospect.