After watching a spectacular game one of the Stanley Cup finals last night between two extremely talented hockey clubs, it reinforced the Oilers need for depth. Both the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks can roll four lines at anytime of the game and not worry about giving up an odd-man rush or a costly turnover.
Of course the lack of depth up front isn’t the only concern for Edmonton as the off-season surges on and free-agency dawns closer. The blue line can still use an upgrade, preferably a stay at home stud of a d-man but those are a rarity. The goaltending situation in Edmonton is far from solidified and we all know the Oilers can use some grit and sandpaper up front.
There will be an abundance of free agents that will be an attractive option for the Oilers, not to mention the potential amnesty buyouts that could leave some former all-stars looking for new homes. Both options will be in play for Craig MacTavish as he attempts to reshape a roster that is in need of some TLC.
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