Edmonton Oilers: Five Upcoming Free Agents The Team Should Target

Connor McDavid #97, Phillip Danault #24, Edmonton Oilers Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports
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4. Brock McGinn

Brock McGinn’s stock is only going up. Through six playoff games, he has three goals and an assist with the Carolina Hurricanes. At just 27 years old, the left-winger has a lot of great. hockey ahead of him.

McGinn would be a solid option to add to the team’s forward group. They should be able to sign him on a relatively cheap deal at around just three million or so, as he is currently making 2.1 with the Hurricanes.

With the Oilers, he could get a quality chance in the top six and in the top nine most nights and should be able to be a successful piece in the puzzle that is this team.

5. David Kampf

Ok, maybe there are a couple of too many former Blackhawks on this list, but I do think all of these guys can help the Oilers moving forward. Kampf is no different. The longtime fourth-line center for the Blackhawks would give Edmonton a great centerman who can win the team possession almost every time he is on the ice.

He should be a relatively cheap signing for the team and he would factor into the team’s bottom-six as a winger or a center depending on who else is brought into the fold. Everyone on this list is a forward, but Kampf is the only real defensive forward on the list.

If you cannot tell, the forward position is something this team needs to emphasize. Personally, I think the off-season would be a huge success if the Oilers bring in any one of these guys, what do you hope the team does during the next couple of months?