3 Things The Edmonton Oilers Still Need To Do This Offseason

While the offseason may have just started for the Edmonton Oilers they have accomplished a lot of things, but there are still things for them to do.
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The Edmonton Oilers may have accomplished a large amount of things so far this offseason, but there are still things that need to be completed. The list of free agent signings and moves Jeff Jackson has done so far this offseason have been among some of the best moves the Oilers have made in any offseason as of late.

With that being said the work is still not done. As development camp is taking place Jackson still has a few important things that he needs to complete by the time the season starts, but most of these things will want to be taken care of well before that. There are more than three things that he needs to get done, but I have compiled a list of the 3 that I think are the most important.

Appoint A General Manager

The main word in the statement above is appoint, not hire. It is no secret that Jeff Jackson has done a fine job running this team since the departure of Ken Holland, marking this as one of the most successful offseasons in Oilers history. That said, I don't know why they wouldn't just add General Manager to the job title of Jackson.

While Jackson has done a good job, he does have other things around the organization to do and may not want the extra stress and work that comes with bringing a GM. If that is the case the Oilers need to start looking at getting a new GM sooner rather than later. As I said before in this article, several things still need to be done and most of the remaining things need to be handled by a GM.

While I am sure Jackson is good with handling things in the interim, he would rather have a full-time person appointed to that role moving forward. With this team having one of their best seasons in recent memory they will need to continue to get better if they hope to lift the cup this upcoming season.