Defense: Souray (5.4M), Staios (2.9M), Pitkanen (2.4M), Tarnstrom (2M), Greene (1.15M), Grebeshkov (950k), Gilbert (908k)
Center: Horcoff(3.6M), Stoll(2.2M), Reasoner (950k), Cogliano (1.133M), Gagner (1.725M)
Left Wing: Penner (4.25M), Torres (2.25M), Moreau (2M), Sanderson (1.5M), Jacques (668k)
Right Wing: Hemsky(4.1), Nilsson (1.013M), Brodziak (498k), Pouliot (942k)
TOTAL: 23 players
RUNNING TOTAL: $47,304,000
STATED CAP: Out the Window
Originally posted Aug 2:
The quality of defensemen who will start in the minors (Tom Gilbert) probably outweighs the depth up front (Jacques, Stortini, Sanderson). Bob Stauffer stated on his show today he felt Robert Nilsson would get a chance on the 2line, which might mean the checking (read: #1 line against opposition’s best) will be Pouliot-Moreau-Pisani.
Also, Kevin Lowe apparently said something about getting more help up front, which falls into the idea of having an elite level “soft parade” line and may mean either Horcoff or Torres is leaving with one on the defenders (I’ll guess Greene).
Updated October 2:
The Oilers appear to be 3M shy of the cap, although I’m not certain about the Pisani (2.5M) factor and what he’ll mean to the cap.