We can guess about the recent activity of the hive mind that drives the Oilers to greatness, or we can just refer to Jim Matheson. If you’re too lazy to click through, the item suggests Oilers’ brass were going to be watching Jagr closely in all of his games. They know he can take a hit and they also know that despite declining skills that the man is a talent. Is he worth 4M a year? Will the Oilers have that much to spend? If they are planning on adding people in the summer, how in hell do they get there from here?
Offloading contracts at the deadline, buying out under 25′s as per Bob Stauffer, legit trades that result in fewer dollars in than out, and signing some value contracts at the low end of the pool.
If you buy out Patrick O’Sullivan and Robert Nilsson to sign Jaromir Jagr to help your rebuild, what words would reasonable people use to describe you?