The Edmonton Oilers are on the verge of something special. Led by their dynamic duo of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, the Oilers are ready to take the next step in their quest for the Stanley Cup.

However the Oilers are still missing something. Championship teams have the perfect combination of superstars and depth pieces that fit their team. Although the Oilers already have a lot going for them, they still need to solidify a couple of key areas of their team.

Luckily for the Oilers, they have good options available in free agency to fill those holes. Even with the cap being an issue, there is still a path for them to make these signings happen.

Setting the Scene

Both Phil Kessel and P.K. Subban find themselves without a team with a little more than a month until training camps opening around the NHL. Each still has something to offer to teams.

Kessel turns 35 at the beginning of October while Subban is 33. It is clear that their best days are behind them. It is also clear that they won’t get near the contract they’re each coming off of. At the right price, each player could become a bargain on the right team.

If the Oilers want to seriously show the NHL that they’re ready to win the Stanley Cup, they need to sign both Kessel and Subban. The cap will be a challenge but options are available to make this happen.

 

Why Kessel & Subban?

When you think of the Oilers, you think of their top offensive stars. While they each can do damage, what happens when they’re not on the ice? Their depth has to play an important role in their success.