I’m going waaaaaaay out on a limb right now with this but there were some subtle hints posted on the socials today that may or may not be pointing to Leon Draisaitl signing with the Oilers right soon.
Congratulations Leon… Interesting…
Maybe he just won a round of golf.
— Doug (@DougDHB) August 16, 2017
I have a family member who works at UofA just tell me he heard Draisaitl news shortly. Who knows…
— Puck Fronger (@madeincanada83) August 16, 2017
If you’re wondering who Jiri Poner is, he’s a former scout and European player agent AND he’s seemingly a great friend to the Draisaitl family. Also, he played with Leon’s dad in 1992 and 1993 in Mannheim of the German league.
Don’t want to alarm people, but that HFboards poster who calls stuff, said on the Draisaitl thread “ready for some news!”
— Kris (@WildcardKH) August 16, 2017
I’m assuming this is the one and only Speedy Turtle who most recently called Jussi Jokinen signing with the Oilers.
Personally, I’d like to see him in an Oilers jersey long term but I really only see him AT THIS POINT, as a $7M-$7.5M player. That being said, if the contract was 8 years long and the first 2 years were at $7.5M and then increased each year to his desired yearly pay, that would be okay in my books.
But the bottom line is that the Oilers look to have a very good 1-2 down the middle, something that this franchise has been in absolute need of for a very. long. time…. And the defense doesn’t have a huge ticket on it nor is the goaltender making stupid money. I believe the ingredients are there and now it’s just a matter of tinkering with the roster’s complementary pieces to find the right combinations within its depth.
So there you have it. What do you think? Is anybody else anxious to see what the numbers are going to look like when it’s finally reported officially?