The number of players who have been set free this summer is large (Mathieu Roy, Tim Sestito, Dany Sabourin, Sebastien Bisaillon, Carl Corazzini, Tyler Spurgeon, Guillaume Lefebvre, Stephane Goulet, Shane Willis, Mike Gabinet, Hans Benson) and the number of men incoming is also large (we’ll get to it in a minute).
Among those who will not be on the Falcons to start the year is the skinny kid in the photo (Jordan Eberle) who’ll be in the WHL or playing with the Oilers this fall.
Here’s a list of players who are possible Falcons. This has been a frustrating “moving target” so please let me know of any errors. This post will be followed by the beginning of the “reasonable expectations” posts as we count down to August, the end of summer holidays for Oilers management and the time when they apparently begin to address needs for the coming season. Ahem.
Where possible I’ll list their major league salary and RFA/UFA date.
- Devan Dubnyk $700,000, rfa 2010
- Bryan Pitton $541,666 rfa 2011
I don’t have anything on Perugini or anyone else so assume the Falcons have two goalies and will probably bring in an AHL vet to help Dubnyk.
- Alex Plante $875,000 rfa 2012
- Taylor Chorney $776,666 rfa 2011
- Josef Hrabal $675,000 rfa 2010*
- Johan Motin $612,5000 rfa 2012
- Theo Peckham $585,000 rfa 2010
- Cody Wild $585,000 rfa 2011
- Dean Arsene $500,000 ufa 2010
- Matt Nickerson $500,000 rfa 2010
- Jake Taylor AHL veteran
- Bryan Young AHL veteran
- Jordan Bendfeld ECHL
A couple of notes: I know Guy Flaming has stated the organization bought out Josef Hrabal but he’s listed on the official site and at capgeek so I kept him on the list for now. Also, this isn’t a depth chart, in fact the D that Springfield will rely on (Taylor, Arsene, Peckham) are close to the bottom here. The blue looks terribly inexperienced again and some of these fellows could be headed for Stockton with Bendfeld.
- Rob Schremp rfa
- Ryan Potulny rfa
- Ryan Stone rfa
- Ryan O’Marra $821,666 rfa 2010
- Bryan Lerg $737,500 rfa 2010
- Slava Trukhno $662,222 rfa 2010
- Geoff Paukovich $603,333 rfa 2010
- Milan Kytnar $563,333 rfa 2012
- Chris Minard $550,000 ufa 2010
- Colin McDonald $550,000 rfa 2010
- Charles Linglet AHL veteran
- Jamie Bates AHL veteran
For these purposes I’m not including Gilbert Brule and Liam Reddox is apparently gone too. Oilers will no doubt be adding some forwards before fall.