Just a quick rundown on how the depth chart is shaping up for the Oilers' offseason.
(In my eyes, anyway)
Omark Fraser Brule
Trade Bait: (For sure) Cogliano and Smid (Potentially) Omark, Hemsky, Brule and Fraser. Souray is bought out.
Synopsis: The Oilers big club's top 6 seems set if they decide to draft a center that can play this year. If not, then everything goes out the window and come July, I will likely rewrite this whole thing with a totally different look. Hemsky, at this stage, looks likely to be filler until they can establish someone with a little more braun. The bottom six could use a couple of veteran role players. One that can play a tenacious style game that can PK and one that can play role of rogue sheriff. The defense can use one top pairing Dman, an overall type Dman, going to be tough to find. It also could use a bottom pairing player that has some experience with some offense, one that can help Petry along without throwing Petry to the sharks. I have Khabibulin in the backup spot for now, but the Oilers need another veteran goalie that can both serve as a kick in the behind to Khabibulin and a possible mentor for Olivier Roy. As usual, the Oilers will need to fill out the OKC club with AHL vets, by my count they need 5 of them. 3 first line forwards, a Dman and a goaltender. The OKC club is starting to shape up nicely if they can find some servicable vets for them.
EDIT - June 16, 2011