Yeah, I remember seeing that. Still seems beyond stupid to me.
I don't understand how the Oilers think:
a) he can be worse than Plante and Teubert
b) that a 6'5'' 240lbs defenseman who can skate and has some puck skills won't get any interest from around the league
Plante and Teubert have combined for 3 games this post season, it's obvious that those two are done with the organization. They've been replaced with vet's like Jones Stafford, and Hotham. With the number of young D on the Barons (Fedun, Davidson, Marincin) and an influx ready to join them next season (Gernat, Klefbom, Musil) they really don't really have room to fit him anywhere.
I don't think the Oilers are too concerned about Bigos signing elsewhere, from a depth position it's a risk they should be willing to make rather than take up a contract spot for a player who likely would be ~12th on the defensive depth chart.
Helsinki Jokerit announced Antti Tyrvšinen's one year contract today.
That sure didn't take long..... I guess he's done chasing his NHL dream for now at least. I really wish that he would've done better on this side of the pond, the Oilers haven't had a player like him in many years.
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