Jul 28, 2021
It’s free agency day in the NHL and that means we’re back with an emergency episode of Oilersnation Radio to make sense of everything that’s happened here in Edmonton and around the NHL. On this week’s show, we looked at Zach Hyman's deal, the Ethan Bear trade, Tyson Barrie's extension, and a whole lot more.
To kick off today's podcast, we jumped in with a look at Zach Hyman's seven-year contract with the Oilers and what it means to this team going forward into the 2021-22 season. Did everybody like the deal? Did they hate the deal? Next up, we looked at the trade that sent Ethan Bear out of town and broke down all of the reasons why Oilers fans are devastated by the move that sent the former fifth-round pick out of town. There's been some word on the street that Bear hasn't been in the best shape and that it's been a point of contention for the Oilers, but does that mean it makes sense to move him after a down year? We also dove into Cody Ceci's new contract and whether or not it's fair to expect that he's able to fill in for the recently departed Adam Larsson. He played well in Pittsburgh last year but not so much the year before in Toronto, so what will the Oilers be getting? It's a fair question. Sticking with the Oilers, we also looked at the rumours revolving around a Mikko Koskinen trade despite none of us really thinking that anyone would want him, but strange things have happened so it will be interesting to wait and see how this shakes out. Lastly, we wrapped up the emergency podcast by bidding farewell to some of the Oilers that are moving on, including Jujhar Khaira and James Neal whose buyout became official earlier this morning.