Wow. The Oilers kind of broke with their usual game plan, didn’t they? Instead of going young, they went old and picked up free agent Adam Oates for just under $2 million.
Oates gives Edmonton depth down the middle. He’ll also be hela-useful in the playoffs. I’ve heard rumors he can be pretty miserable in the locker room, but those are probably just rumors.
If I’m not mistaken, the big free agent still unsigned is Adam Graves, last seen in San Jose. I don’t know why, but I have a feeling he may turn up in Chicago. He brings a lot to the ice in terms of character. He might be a good way to help shape a young team.