Just a quick rundown on how the depth chart is shaping up for the Oilers' offseason.
(In my eyes, anyway)
Trade Bait: (Potentially) Omark, Hemsky, and Brule. Souray to be bought out.
Synopsis: The Oilers team has evolved a bit and is starting to take a better shape. The addition of Ryan Smyth helps immensely, gives the team some veteran presence that its been lacking. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was drafted 1st overall by the Oilers and is a wildcard to make the team. If he becomes good enough to make the team out of the gate, he could expedite the process of Hemsky and/or Gagner leaving town. Whitney is still looking for a defense partner, as well as a toughguy/agitator on the 4th line would fill out the forwards nicely. The team in OKC is still looking for a couple of veteran AHL forwards, as well as a veteran AHL DMan and a veteran goaltender to split game with Roy. The additions of Petrell and Tyrvainen help OKC fill some holes and roles.