Analyzing the Oilers Roster: Forwards Edition

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After the Edmonton Oiers waived forwards Linus Omark and Ryan Jones, the roster is starting to take shape as to who will be suiting up next Tuesday when the NHL season kicks off.  Change was promised when Craig MacTavish took over and change has happened in Edmonton with only fifteen players returning from last year’s squad that stumbled to move the re-build process forward.

Free-agents were inked to multi-year deals while others were brought out west with head coach Dallas Eakins from his Toronto Marlies’ tenure.

Regardless of where they came from, they’ve made the club out of training camp and now it’s time to analyze the Oilers roster for the upcoming year.  By no means will the lineup we see on October 1st be the same one that ends the season next April.  For now, we’ll look at how things are lining up and where the holes remain, starting with the forwards.  These line combinations have not been confirmed and are speculation that this is what we’ll see based on the pre-season games and the coaches comments.  

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