OILERS SIGN OESTERLE

by Lowetide

The Edmonton Oilers signed Jordan Oesterle to a one-year contract today, securing a young defender who could be part of the future. Oesterle performed very well in the NHL during a brief run. It is a very impressive contract for the Oilers, one year, two-way and $585,000 (source: Ryan Rishaug). Oesterle had an AAV of $925,000 and a contract worth $767,000 a year ago, so we might see a larger AHL total when the contract hits general fanager. Peter Chiarelli has been using this a bit recently (Tyler Pitlick) and it could be beneficial for cap purposes during this year.

JORDAN OESTERLE 15-16

  • 5×5 points per 60: 0.83 (No. 3 among D with 250+ minutes 5×5)
  • 5×4 points per 60: nil (in 29 minutes and 33 seconds)
  • Corsi for 5×5 %: 48.6
  • Corsi for 5×5 % REL: 8.8
  • Qual Comp: second pairing
  • Qual Team: third pairing
  • Shots on goal/percentage: 24 shots
  • Boxcars: 17, 0-5-5 .294

VOLLMAN SLEDGEHAMMER

oilers d final vollman 15-16

One question we should try to answer: Where does Oesterle rank on the depth chart? If we place him left side, I would say Oscar Klefbom, Andrej Sekera, Brandon Davidson, Darnell Nurse are ahead of him. So, he ranks No. 5—putting him in the AHL—with Griffin Reinhart who is probably banished for bonus purposes for much of the first half of the season. One thing that makes Oesterle more valuable this season? He is not waiver eligible. That could impact his being sent down (no waiver worry) but it also means he could be an early recall.

Oesterle was a Bob Green find, signed by Craig MacTavish. He has outstanding wheels and can pass the puck smartly. Even more impressive, the defensive improvement season over season in his two years pro has been terrific. He has some things in common with Brandon Davidson and is faster.

Difficult to put a negative spin on this signing.

AHL

At the AHL level, Oesterle is a more impactful player at both ends of the ice—and a work horse. We have two sources for TOI estimates from last season, Eric Rodgers and AHL Prospects. Below: Rodgers (AHLP in brackets) for each defender.

  1. Jordan Oesterle 21:09 (21:15)
  2. Griffin Reinhart 19:03 (18:06)
  3. Brad Hunt 19:01 (21:24)
  4. David Musil 18:09 (17:19)
  5. Joey Laleggia 16:51  (18:50)
  6. Dillon Simpson 16:09 (17:38)
  7. Darnell Nurse 16:05 (15:05)
  8. Ben Betker 14:43 (13:37)

His coach played him a lot, in the AHL and Oesterle is a candidate for NHL employment in 2016-17. That dandy contract helps his chances.

CURRENT 50-MAN LIST (40)

  1. G Cam Talbot. He will play 50 games next year. Who plays the other 30?
  2. G Laurent Brossoit. Projects as NHL backup/AHL starter.
  3. G Nick Ellis: Newly signed college free agent.
  4. G Eetu Laurikainen, AHL backup, he is signed for next year.
  5. D Oscar Klefbom. Splendid young player. Watch out for falling anvils.
  6. D Andrej Sekera, top 4D, important part of the team.
  7. D Brandon Davidson, this generation’s Pisani. Major solution, low price.
  8. D Mark Fayne, Jim Matheson mentioned buy out. I don’t see it.
  9. D Darnell Nurse, bet third pair with Davidson for 2016-17.
  10. D Jordan Oesterle, he is going to push for NHL time. A good young blue.
  11. D Griffin Reinhart, he will push for NHL time again this year.
  12. D Andrew Ference, LTIR looks very likely.
  13. D Dillon Simpson, I think we may see him a little in Edmonton this year.
  14. D Joey Laleggia, scored pretty well as an AHL rookie.
  15. D Ben Betker, big man was solid at ECHL level.
  16. D Caleb Jones, WHL D. Newly signed, definite slide rule.
  17. C Connor McDavid, the hockey world remains jealous. Who can blame them?
  18. C Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, am encouraged he may stay.
  19. C Leon Draisaitl, emerging NHL talent.
  20. C Mark Letestu, checking NHL C.
  21. C Anton Lander, may catch on as utility forward in 2016-17.
  22. C Jujhar Khaira, he is likely to push some more.
  23. C Bogdan Yakimov, big body, plenty of skill, wonder about the speed.
  24. C Kyle Platzer, may be the next Kyle Brodziak.
  25. L Taylor Hall, shine on you crazy diamond.
  26. L Benoit Pouliot, underrated by many. Trade rumors.
  27. L Patrick Maroon, an outstanding value contract.
  28. L Lauri Korpikoski, is he on the way out? No buyout in sight.
  29. L Matt Hendricks, checking NHL W.
  30. L Drake Caggiula. High profile signing, likely to see some NHL time.
  31. L Jere Sallinen, Newly signed, looks like tweener offense.
  32. L Mitch Moroz, AHL winger/enforcer, improved year over year.
  33. L Braden Christoffer, rugged winger did not have a good season.
  34. R Jordan Eberle, scoring winger, found chem with McDavid.
  35. R Nail Yakupov, I think he will be traded any day.
  36. R Zack Kassian, will play bottom 6F, Chiarelli-style rugged.
  37. R Tyler Pitlick. Young veteran just signed. Bakersfield, possible recalls 16-17.
  38. R Anton Slepyshev, this will be an important year for him.
  39. R Patrick Russell, power forward potential. Interesting new signing.
  40. R Greg Chase, minor league winger.

WAITING

  1. R Iiro Pakarinen, he should get signed in the next while. RFA
  2. D Adam Clendening. Foot speed will cost him. RFA.
  3. D David Musil, his skills are duplicated multiple times. RFA.
  4. L Luke Gazdic. He is in tough at this points. RFA
  5. R Adam Cracknell, he brings some toughness and reliability. UFA.
  6. R Rob Klinkhammer. Off to Russia. UFA.
  7. D Adam Pardy. He played well, doubt there is room. UFA.
  8. D Eric Gryba, UFA. A chance he signs. UFA.
  9. D Nikita Nikitin, UFA. Ufa alright.
  10. D Brad Hunt. Skills are duplicated elsewhere. UFA.
  11. L Josh Winquist. Best offensive prospect in the AHL currently—but does not have an NHL deal.
  12. R Josh Currie Signed an AHL deal with Bakersfield.
  13. C Marco Roy. Began slowly, but fought his way up the depth chart and emerged as a solid option.
  14. G Niklas Lundstrom. Signed with Bjorkloven for next year.
  15. L Kale Kessy. Rugged winger, skills duplicated on roster. RFA.
  16. R Andrew Miller. He may have traded himself. No chance he returns imo. UFA.
  17. L Ryan Hamilton. May receive another deal from the Oilers.
  18. G Keven Bouchard. 2014 pick needs to be signed.
  19. L Daniil Zharkov. Own his rights.

 

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OF17:
NYCOIL “Gentleman Backpacker”,

Just how good do they think Fleury is? They’re acting as if Calgary is the one in a bind, not them. The Flames would be dumb to trade more than a 2nd for any goalie on the market right now.

They probably know Calgary isn’t that dumb, but it’s nice to read about Eastern teams trying to gouge a different team for once.

frjohnk: E5!
E5!
E5!

I did get Andersen for something around 30th right (although Fowler-JVR hasn’t happened so I only get partial credit). So I can go back to being wrong until 2062 (next summmer solstice full moon). 😉

OF17

NYCOIL “Gentleman Backpacker”,

Just how good do they think Fleury is? They’re acting as if Calgary is the one in a bind, not them. The Flames would be dumb to trade more than a 2nd for any goalie on the market right now.

frjohnk

NYCOIL “Gentleman Backpacker”:
Yup. Since I am actually Eklund I can say I get about one right every Summer Solstice Strawberry Moon.

E5!
E5!
E5!

“The Calgary Sun has learned Rutherford is asking for the Flames’ first round draft pick for Fleury — yes, the sixth pick overall at Friday’s NHL Entry Draft in Buffalo.

It’s not going to happen, nor should it.”

Please cave, Calgary.

Yup. Since I am actually Eklund I can say I get about one right every Summer Solstice Strawberry Moon.

frjohnk

Магия 10: McKenzie skeptical that Hall is out there at low prices:

Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie
I don’t see it myself. EDM is open to trading anyone except McDavid but price’d be high, maybe prohibitive for NYI:

NYCOIL “Gentleman Backpacker”: I think the Isles’ beatwriters said the same thing. Let’s hope they are right.

Yeah, I didnt think the “trade rumor about Hall” was anything. Doesnt mean he wont be traded. But until one of the big media guys/ Edmonton beat writers are saying there is smoke, Im not biting.

I wonder how many rumors are made up weekly through out the year
and I wonder how many of them actually turn out to be right?
1 out of 532? Thats probably even being generous!

OilSafety:
What would it take to get parayko from St Louis?Rhd home town boy and I believe he wouldn’t need to be protected in expansion draft.

Maybe with Shattenkirk?#4 overall for both?

Shattenkirk Fayne parayko Rhd.I could live with that.

Best not to go down that route re: Parayko. He is the reason why Shattenkirk is available. Blues fans value him at Draisaitl+.

OilSafety

What would it take to get parayko from St Louis? Rhd home town boy and I believe he wouldn’t need to be protected in expansion draft.

Maybe with Shattenkirk? #4 overall for both?

Shattenkirk Fayne parayko Rhd. I could live with that.

Магия 10: McKenzie skeptical that Hall is out there at low prices:

Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie
I don’t see it myself. EDM is open to trading anyone except McDavid but price’d be high, maybe prohibitive for NYI:

I think the Isles’ beatwriters said the same thing. Let’s hope they are right.

N64

frjohnk:
If Dreger, Friedman, Mckenzie, Rishaug and/or Spector mention something on twitter about a Hall deal, then there is something.Hall for whatever would be a blockbuster deal and the big media and/or Edmonton guys will be the ones that get the first insight.

Until then, its just guys throwing shit at the wall.

But if there is an “E5” attached to the rumor……..

McKenzie skeptical that Hall is out there at low prices:

Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie
I don’t see it myself. EDM is open to trading anyone except McDavid but price’d be high, maybe prohibitive for NYI:

Barcs

NYCOIL “Gentleman Backpacker”: dunno. supposedly the Oilers have been offered 7 and 20 for 4 already. If so I would rather do that and draft Debrincat at 20.

Yes, I saw him ranked 32. I think that is a big mistake. Think he will.be a top 10-12 player in this draft class in 5 years. I would trade with Arizona if no better offer comes and walk away with Sergachev and Debrincat. I see a goal scorer a la Skinner. Think he has 30 goal potential and could be a nice future replacement on the wing.

Even if DeBrincat falls out of the first round (which I highly doubt), the Leafs would surely see his value and take him at 31. He won’t be there at 32.

I’m with you on Sergachev and DeBrincat at 7 and 20, if that’s really available.

If the Oilers feel they need to pick at 4, I’d be a fan of trading up from 32 to the early-mid 20’s to grab the little sniper. He’s going to be a good one.

Kiltymcbagpipes

Anyone else wake up today with like 40 new tweets all excited about trades and realize that ALL of them were from Bob McKenzie at 2:30 in the morning? Wah wahhhhh.

Edit: 2:30am EST

russ99

I really don’t like the idea of moving Hall and if we don’t get enough value back, it could be our Thrashers Kovalchuk trade.

That said, even painful player movement is vastly better than stagnation.

If it happens, I’ll eventually feel better knowing Hamonic is a perfect fit and we sign Lucic or Eriksson.

spoiler

Магия 10: That’s my take as well. No one seems to have much.

Thank you, I should have prefaced my own rant with “I agree” too.

AsiaOil:
Question: is Yak an asset that could allow us to move up from #32 to say the #20 ARZ pick? Might be the best way to get some sort of return on the the guy.

dunno. supposedly the Oilers have been offered 7 and 20 for 4 already. If so I would rather do that and draft Debrincat at 20.

Yes, I saw him ranked 32. I think that is a big mistake. Think he will.be a top 10-12 player in this draft class in 5 years. I would trade with Arizona if no better offer comes and walk away with Sergachev and Debrincat. I see a goal scorer a la Skinner. Think he has 30 goal potential and could be a nice future replacement on the wing.

AsiaOil

Question: is Yak an asset that could allow us to move up from #32 to say the #20 ARZ pick? Might be the best way to get some sort of return on the the guy.

TeeVee

jonrmcleod:
I think this guy is more believable that Incarcerated Bob:

Jimmy Murphy
@MurphysLaw74
Hearing Oilers & Isles discussing possible trade involving Taylor Hall. Oilers interested in Travis Hamonic but nothing close to done yet.

Edit: Unless he’s hearing these rumours from Incarcerated Bob.

Jebus Chrikes, is Snow gonna take Pepsi Pete behind the woodshed again?

JimmyV1965

Chris:
Truthfully after thinking about it. I don’t buy it. Maybe Garth Snow called up and offered magic beans for Taylor Hall but I don’t believe there is any substance to the notion of Chia auctioning Hall. Trading Hall is a huge bet which jeapordizes Chia’s job unnecessarily. He can beg off on Seguin saying ownership made him do it but here he’d be sticking his own neck out. You also have to consider how many kicks does one guy get at the GM can if he messes upon Edmonton. To me all the calculus for Chia suggests caution and incremental building not flamboyant gambling.

Agreed. If PC pooches a Hall trade in some 3 for 1 debacle his career as a GM is virtually over. He may hang around here for a year or two, but he’ll never get another job.

JimmyV1965

ashley:
I don’t love the idea of trading Hall, but it is a position of strength to potentially fill a weakness (D) and I like it a LOT better than trading RNH.Trading a 2 way C with that much talent is lunacy.We can backfill on Hall.An RNH trade leaves a gaping, unfillable hole. Trading a young D (Nurse, Klef, Davey) leaves another hole.

Hall is good currency as Yak or Ebs are probably not garnering the sort of interest Chia needs to make things happen.

You actually believe this? Wow!!!

Aron_S

Wow, I feel like I’m watching a house burn down. One person implies that Hall has asked out and a bunch of commenters run with it.

We have no basis to believe this! Remember folks, as LT suggests, keep your powder dry! We have no reason to believe a trade request was ever made. It’s almost the defacto excuse to let a player go around these parts, based on the Marincin trade requests that were being thrown around yesterday.

N64

spoiler: If there was an auction with Eastern teams going on, it would have already come out in the Eastern media… who are studiously ignoring this rumour

That’s my take as well. No one seems to have much.

McSorley33

Can anyone blame Garth Snow for talking to PC about Hall……

Mr. Benning and Mr. Chiarelli are -extremely – popular guys leading up to the draft.

spoiler

Магия 10:
If Chia is actually running a Hall auction in the eastern conference then every team knows it and they can deduce that Hall has asked out. An auction is an invitation to offer quantity rather than quality. A certainty that the best player in the trade isn’t gonna be close.

On the other hand it’s perfectly normal for Chia to discuss every asset other than 97 but only if the top players are close. That’s not a distress auction of a specific player for loose change.

If there was an auction with Eastern teams going on, it would have already come out in the Eastern media… who are studiously ignoring this rumour.

That doesn’t mean Chia isn’t listening to offers.

If Hall’s name is out there, it might just be as bait. How else do you find out which of another GM’s top players he’s willing to live without? Calling and straight up asking for them is putting one’s self in the poorer negotiating position. Let them make offers on the best player you can dangle–but have no intention of dealing–and gather key information.

N64

If Chia is actually running a Hall auction in the eastern conference then every team knows it and they can deduce that Hall has asked out. An auction is an invitation to offer quantity rather than quality. A certainty that the best player in the trade isn’t gonna be close.

On the other hand it’s perfectly normal for Chia to discuss every asset other than 97 but only if the top players are close. That’s not a distress auction of a specific player for loose change.

LOObird

Ryan,

Thank you.

I need to make sure I’m prepared for this Hall trade. They will be my new favorite team.

(Hopefully kidding)

Ducey

Магия 10: Incinerator Bob

Sideshow Bob.

YKOil

What about Ceci btw? Ceci will always be behind Karlsson and Phaneuf prefers the rights side so I am thinking there may be a play there.

Reinhart isn’t enough and Davidson isn’t well enough known. Nurse? Do you trade Nurse? (I do actually) Trade down… that’s a toughie just because the #12 is sooo far away from the #4.

What would it look like? #4 and ‘?’ for #12, Ceci and ‘?’.

If they need the budget space (and they are a budget team) after signing Hoffman… who is their salary dump?

All interesting stuff imo.

Chris

Truthfully after thinking about it. I don’t buy it. Maybe Garth Snow called up and offered magic beans for Taylor Hall but I don’t believe there is any substance to the notion of Chia auctioning Hall. Trading Hall is a huge bet which jeapordizes Chia’s job unnecessarily. He can beg off on Seguin saying ownership made him do it but here he’d be sticking his own neck out. You also have to consider how many kicks does one guy get at the GM can if he messes upon Edmonton. To me all the calculus for Chia suggests caution and incremental building not flamboyant gambling.

Wonder Llama

Oilspill: That’s because they aren’t a shutdown pair and never will be. Not too many think they are shutdown players. Neither are much good in the defensive zone. Sekara makes a decent first pass but Fayne struggles. Both are quite weak on the boards and in front of the net.

What exactly does Mark Fayne do then?

He doesn’t provide reliable zone exits skating the puck out and he doesn’t terrorize goalies with his cannon from the point.

Is he an effective shot-blocker? Does he angle out forwards? Why are we paying this guy 3.6?

Oilspill

Kiltymcbagpipes: I cannot live with a Sekera – Fayne shutdown pair though. So….if u want to go ahead and grab me TWO RHD Chia….that’d be greeeeat. Mmmmmkay?

That’s because they aren’t a shutdown pair and never will be. Not too many think they are shutdown players. Neither are much good in the defensive zone. Sekara makes a decent first pass but Fayne struggles. Both are quite weak on the boards and in front of the net.

Ryan

LOObird:
Can somebody please recommend a few good islanders blogs?

I posted a link that the spam filtered grabbed.

Lighthouse hockey.

admiralmark

Woodguy:
admiralmark,

it was the blurst of times

Chachi: A Tale of Two Chiarellis?

Ha ha awesome both of you.

spoiler

Магия 10: Incinerator Bob

*upvoted*
🙂

LOObird

Can somebody please recommend a few good islanders blogs?

YKOil

You know, just as I was getting sucked back in, the thought of a Hall for Boychuck trade has me thinking of leaving all over again.

Chachi

Bad Seed:
http://edmontonjournal.com/sports/hockey/would-the-edmonton-oilers-trade-their-no-4-to-carolina-for-no-13-and-no-21

Another article by Matty showing that he has no clue anymore.Does he even believe what he writes?

He basically comes out and says that he is getting nothing from Chiarelli and his inner circle leaving him to flail away like a punch drunk boxer. Hit the one in the middle Matty!

Bad Seed

http://edmontonjournal.com/sports/hockey/would-the-edmonton-oilers-trade-their-no-4-to-carolina-for-no-13-and-no-21

Another article by Matty showing that he has no clue anymore. Does he even believe what he writes?

Younger Oil

In all seriousness though:

1. This is going to be an incredibly interesting week.

2. Saying that it is literally impossible to win a trade involving Taylor Hall is ridiculous.

3. If BM’s list reflects how NHL teams feel, we need to start loading up on second round picks. DeBrincat, Raddysh, Mascherin, Allard all way, WAY below where they should be.

Younger Oil

Who are the Islanders equivalents of Loui Eriksson, Joe Morrow, Reilly Smith, and Matt Fraser?

Probably should start looking into that.

Chachi

Woodguy:
admiralmark,

it was the blurst of times

A Tale of Two Chiarellis?

Woodguy

admiralmark,

it was the blurst of times

Woodguy

These next 12 days can’t go by fast enough.

Aron_S

GIven that expose on IncarceratedBob, it looks like complete and utter bullshit.

I appreciate that Murphy may be a credible source, but I have to think there’s not enough smoke just yet. Let the Bobfather mull it over tomorrow and then see what Stauffer pumps out on twitter before we all hit the panic button.

After last year’s trade deadline, I have to think it’s going to be another underwhelming year and return. Tkachuk goes 4th and then 32 gets traded with strong players on the board and we all gnash our teeth again.

admiralmark

v4ance:
Totally off topic but I thought I’d just share this for a collective laugh:

http://security.stackexchange.com/questions/33470/what-technical-reasons-are-there-to-have-low-maximum-password-lengths/33471#33471

Take five chimpanzees. Put them in a big cage. Suspend some bananas from the roof of the cage. Provide the chimpanzees with a stepladder. BUT also add a proximity detector to the bananas, so that when a chimp goes near the banana, water hoses are triggered and the whole cage is thoroughly soaked.


Soon, the chimps learn that the bananas and the stepladder are best ignored.

Now, remove one chimp, and replace it with a fresh one. That chimp knows nothing of the hoses. He sees the banana, notices the stepladder, and because he is a smart primate, he envisions himself stepping on the stepladder to reach the bananas. He then deftly grabs the stepladder… and the four other chimps spring on him and beat him squarely. He soon learns to ignore the stepladder.

Then, remove another chimp and replace it with a fresh one. The scenario occurs again; when he grabs the stepladder, he gets mauled by the four other chimps — yes, including the previous “fresh” chimp. He has integrated the notion of “thou shallt not touch the stepladder”.

Iterate. After some operations, you have five chimps who are ready to punch any chimp who would dare touch the stepladder — and none of them knows why.

Originally, some developer, somewhere, was working on an old Unix system from the previous century, which used the old DES-based “crypt”, actually a password hashing function derived from the DES block cipher. In that hashing function, only the first eight characters of the password are used (and only the low 7 bits of each character, as well). Subsequent characters are ignored. That’s the banana.

The Internet is full of chimpanzees.

EDIT:
Well…. actually considering all the Taylor Hall trade sh*t that’s being thrown around tonight, maybe this isn’t so off topic after all.

Remember the internet is full of chimpanzees… maybe we need to send 5 chimpanzees to start beating these rumor mongers until they stop

The infinite monkey theorem states that a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type a given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare. Maybe one of these chimpanzees has actually typed out the trade thats gonna go down?

OilSafety

Is there a way to do three team deal with st Louis and islanders where Shattenkirk goes east and hominic comes our way? Conditional pick to islanders from edmonton. What would st Louis want from edmonton? Yak Davidson? Just spit balling like the rest of the world.

N64

spoiler: Wow, then there’s a lot of frantic panty-twisting going on over a rumour from an established fraud.

Incinerator Bob

digger50

Any trade for Hall is a loss. We must have him to drive his line, it is critical to winning in he near future. There will not be any suitable replacements.

There are options to upgrade the defence.

HOWEVER

Taylor hall says “who knows, any one of us could be gone next year”. His last game interview.

Chia says “I’m reasonable confident I can address the defence” inferring to me he already has a plan in motion.

Justin Shultz was not popular with fans, but he was popular with his teammates. “Hey Boys, there is life outside the Oilers, you should come test the waters”

Very worrisome yet very pis sable. Phone corrects possible to puss able. Now puss able. Sounds about right.

ashley

I don’t love the idea of trading Hall, but it is a position of strength to potentially fill a weakness (D) and I like it a LOT better than trading RNH. Trading a 2 way C with that much talent is lunacy. We can backfill on Hall. An RNH trade leaves a gaping, unfillable hole. Trading a young D (Nurse, Klef, Davey) leaves another hole.

Hall is good currency as Yak or Ebs are probably not garnering the sort of interest Chia needs to make things happen.