Dick Tarnstrom will return to Edmonton this fall. Details are not yet available (there has been a lot of talk about a large dollar amount being spent on Dick, possibly 3M according to Bob Stauffer) but he’s an NHL player and the Edmonton Oilers need them in bunches.
If we make a depth chart based on Dick+the guys currently on the roster, we get:
It isn’t exactly the Pronger-Oilers, but lord have mercy it’s better than the spring.
Tarnstrom addresses three issues: he helps the powerplay, he’s an NHL player and a veteran blueliner.
He made $1.6M when he left the NHL, and he turned 32 in January.