Friday, July 21, 2006

All signs point to yes

The Oilers are reporting that they've signed Jarrett Stoll to a two-year deal, but it doesn't look like they're disclosing the amount, so yeah. Not much to say, other than locking up your third-leading scorer and the league's fifth-best faceoff man is obviously good news.

More interestingly, NCAa defenceman Tom Gilbert has agreed to a two-year contract with the team. Gilbert, you recall, was the warm body we received along with the fourth-round pick from Colorado in exchange for Tommy Salo, and he would have become a UFA if he wasn't signed by August 15. Third on the Wisconsin Badgers in scoring with 11 goals and 30 points in 41 games, Gilbert is a big, offensively creative blueliner who seems like he'd be a good fit for the team. Can't imagine him cracking the opening night lineup (but considering our current situation, who knows), but he will certainly be getting the first phone call when someone on our D unit goes down with an injury.

4 comments:

Earl Sleek said...

Per this article it is a 2 year deal at $2.2 M per year.

James Mirtle said...

Hmmm, didn't realize that's how Gilbert ended up with the Oilers — quite a nice return for Salo, wouldn't you say?

Colby Cosh said...

Lowetide wrote that anything more than a can of Prem would have been a great return for Salo. Me, I think Tommy is entitled to the full dignity of delicious Spam-brand processed meat product.

Doug said...

We locked up Hemsky too!