With the official start to free agency less than a day away, it’s time to examine the top goaltenders that the Edmonton Oilers should consider signing this summer.
Similar to the defensmen, the pickings are slim when it comes to netminders this summer. Mike Smith was wisely re-signed by the Phoenix Coyotes, as was Niklas Backstrom with the Minnesota Wild. Barring a trade that would see a legitimate number one goaltender heading to Edmonton, Craig MacTavish will need to dip into the free-agent pool and sign someone to either backup Devan Dubnyk or challenge him for the starting role.
There are plenty of veteran goaltenders with many a miles under their treads and while that could prove to be a worthwhile, short-term venture, there are still a couple of options the Oilers could look at for the long-term.
With that, let’s examine some of the top goaltender options that the Oilers need to consider.