Several interesting players did not receive qualifying offers yesterday, and some of them should be of interest to the Edmonton Oilers.
The Oilers have so many roster spots already tied up I doubt any of the players listed below will end up in Edmonton. However, there are some interesting names.
- L Benoit Pouliot, Tampa Bay: They just traded for him so I imagine he gets signed before Sunday. If not, Pouliot should be a player of interest for the Oilers since we know they want to add a size/skill player.
- L Guillaume Latendresse, Minnesota: I’m shocked he’s available, his concussion problems must be a big issue. When healthy he scores 20 goals per 82 NHL games.
- D Marc-Andre Gragnani, Vancouver: I know he isn’t a physical defender and he’s LH, but this is a pretty damn good puck mover laying on the side of the road.
- L Kevin Porter, Colorado: Interesting player, can do a few things and has a good work ethic. Had a pretty good season in 10-11, didn’t get a lot done this year.