Edmonton Oilers Face Plenty of Rumors: What’s True and What Isn’t?

November 10th, 2009 by Jim Parsons Leave a reply »
Over the past couple of weeks, there has been an increase in the amount of typical rumor mill garbage that has surfaced about the Oilers. I say garbage, because 99 percent of what's out there isn't usually very accurate.

It's likely no coincidence that stirrings began when Edmonton dipped in the NHL standings.

With that said, let's look at a rundown of some of the latest "buzz" and weigh in on what might be true and should stay a rumor.


Michael Nylander Will Be Picked Up by Edmonton before He Gets the Chance To Go to Europe or the KHL

This one is a real stretch and is almost 100 percent untrue for a couple of reasons.

While the Oilers are low in offensive depth thanks to some key injuries and illness, they aren't that low. If they have had any interest at all, it wasn't evident as Nylander cleared waivers thanks to his ridiculous salary that the Oilers barely escaped the first time around and Edmonton isn't looking to make that mistake again.

Should Nylander pop up on re-entry waivers, the Oilers management may ask the question, knowing his $4.8 million cap hit over the next two years is reduced, ...

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