Anyway, the Oilers should trade Eberle. He is amazing offensively as we all know but he's not very good in his own zone. Oilers need to trade him for a more complete player who will be able to produce 50-55 pts a year while being responsible defensively.
As for tying up a lot of money in forwards...Suppose RNH and Yakupov also sign for $6.00m (that's what Hall and Eberle got). That's $24.00m in total. Here's the top 4 forwards caphits for some good teams around the league + Carolina (highest I think) for the 2013-2014 season.
It will be perfectly fine. Remember that Hall deal that was bashed all over HF? That's a huge reason why.
While that is true and $24.00m might not be too much in the long run, most of the combinations above are, at least right now, significantly better than the Oilers' four. Who knows how things will turn out for the Oilers' high picks?