2 Opportunities...One Missed?

The Oilers have been seizing opportunities over the past two days. Questions might arise now that Tomas Vokoun has signed in Washington for $1.5 million for one year, is did the Oilers miss their first opportunity?

Word is that Vokoun and the Oilers went as far as discussing not only the possibility of signing but the terms. It's here they couldn't agree. We've heard Vokoun was asking for 5 years and the Oilers were willing to offer a two year deal. When Vokoun couldn't get the duration he wanted, he turned to a Stanley Cup contender and signed a one year contract that is all the buzz around the NHL right now.

What comes if this we'll never know, but we can assume now that Dubnyk will get ample chance to prove himself as a number one tender in the NHL.

One opportunity the Oilers didn't miss was signing Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to his three year entry level contract. Before throwing the first pitch at the Edmonton Capitals game, Hopkins signed to be an Oiler. More and more as Nugent-Hopkins gets closer to the ice, people seem to think we'll be seeing him all season after making the Oilers roster. Time will tell, but if this trend holds true, come prospect camp in Sherwood Park July 4-9th, people will really be buzzing.


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