With the Stanely Cup Finals winding down, Edmonton Oilers fans have few things to look forward to. The start of free agency is one of the main ones. This is a time for the Edmonton Oilers to bring in new players in the hope of making the team better. One player I think would be a perfect fits is Mathew Dumba.
The Edmonton Oilers have been struggling with their defense for quite some time now. The team has a lot of talented forwards, but they have been unable to make a deep playoff run due to their average defense. This is where Mathew Dumba comes in. With his size, speed, and skill, he would be a great addition to the team’s defensive corps.
Dumba is a defenseman who played for the Minnesota Wild. He was drafted by the Wild in the first round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, and he has been a key player for the team ever since. He is known for his offensive prowess, but he’s also a solid defender who can shut down opposing forwards and make smart plays with the puck.
Dumba has played in almost 600 NHL games, and he has scored 79 goals and 233 points in his career. He’s got a great shot from the point, which would be a big asset on the Oilers’ second-unit power play. He’s also a physical player who can lay big hits and make life difficult for opposing players. He’s exactly the kind of player the Oilers need to shore up their defense.
It’s not just Dumba’s on-ice skills that make him a good fit for the Oilers. He’s also a leader who can provide some much-needed guidance to the team’s young players. Dumba has experience playing in some big games, and he knows what it takes to win at the highest level. He could be the mentor the team needs to take the next step.
Of course, acquiring Dumba won’t be easy. His cap hit was $6 million on his last contract with the Wild. The Oilers would have to make a trade in order to get that type of money in the cap. If the Oilers can sign him, it could be a game-changer for the team’s defense.
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The Oilers have been looking for a top-tier right defenseman for quite some time now. They have Evan Bouchard, but he’s more of an offensive-minded defenseman than a shut-down defender. Dumba would be the perfect complement to Bouchard and the rest of the Oilers’ defensive corps.
Overall, Mathew Dumba would be a perfect fit for the Edmonton Oilers. He’s a skilled and experienced player who could help take the team to the next level. The Oilers should do everything they can to sign him, even if it means moving on from a player like Cody Ceci. With Dumba on board, the Oilers could finally have the defense they need to make a Stanley Cup run.