NHL Free Agency Recap and the All-Canadian Division
It’s Friday afternoon and that means a brand new episode of Oilersnation Radio is wrapped up, edited into an auditory masterpiece, and set to get you ready for the weekend. This week, we recapped the Oilers' work in free agency, looked around the NHL at some of the best and worst deals handed out, and a whole lot more.
To kick off this week's podcast, we got start with a look at Ken Holland's work in free agency and whether or not he's done making moves this offseason. With Turris, Ennis, Barrie, Puljujarvi, and Smith signed up for next year, is there a need for further adds or is realistic to think that this is what the team will look like for the start of the season? Seeing as there are so many available free agents left on the market that could be had for cheap, it will be interesting to see where a handful of players end up as the wait for jobs continues. From there, we looked at Tyson Barrie signing in Edmonton on a one-year deal and what that means for the defensive pairings for the upcoming season. We also looked at Barrie's jersey number and whether or not it would be acceptable for him to wear #94 as he did last season in Toronto. Next up, we discussed Mike Smith coming back to Edmonton for a second season and how many Oilers fans were upset by this signing based on the number of goalies that were available in free agency. Lastly, we wrapped up this week's podcast by giving our takes on who was the most surprising free agent signings over the past week, including a former friend in Taylor Hall landing in Buffalo on a one-year deal.