See, you guys? Free agents DO want to sign here! SEE?? STANLEY CUP HERE WE COME.
Anyhow, I recall Mathieu Garon as being one of those unheralded Kings goalies who would kick the shit out of the Oilers on their home turf on a regular basis, so it seems like a fine pickup to me.
As a backup, Garon is a solid addition. As Roloson's heir apparent once the big guy gets tired of losing and quietly requests a trade to a contender at the deadline this season, I'm a little less confident.
Here's the link to the story on TSN.
UPDATE: More interestingly, PM points out in the comments that the Oilers have released an official statement regarding the situation surrounding Sunday's Michael Nylander deal that wasn't. From the Oilers site:
On Sunday, July 1, 2007, Kevin Lowe, Oilers General Manager, and Mr. Mike Gillis, Certified Agent for Michael Nylander, negotiated and agreed to a multi-year NHL Standard Players Contract, starting in 2007/08. Mr. Gillis confirmed same to the Oilers in writing.The Canadian Press has calls out to all relevant parties. It'll be interesting to see how this one develops.
The Oilers then proceeded with preparations to announce Mr. Nylander’s contract agreement on July 2, and concurrently continued with the process of negotiating with other free agents based upon Mr. Nylander being an important roster ingredient for the future.
However, while the Oilers were expecting the returned, signed agreements from Mr. Nylander and Mr. Gillis, the Oilers discovered through public announcements made mid-afternoon on July 2, that Mr. Nylander had subsequently entered into a long-term contract with the Capitals.