Free agents Milan Lucic and Jason Demers met with the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday to discuss potentially signing with the team. Both players help to fill the needs of the Oilers as Edmonton is in need of a right handed shot defenseman and a strong physical player to give Edmonton size and grit.
If Edmonton signs Lucic, he will join Zack Kassian, Adam Cracknell, Adam
Pardy, and Patrick Maroon as big bodied players that give the Oilers
size. Demers, if signed, will help give a veteran prescence on
Edmonton's blue line. He will also join Eric Gryba and Mark Fayne as a
right handed shot defenseman, which Edmonton needs (especially since
Adam Clendenning wasn't issued an qualifying offer by Edmonton).
Free agency opens on Friday July 1st, so Edmonton won't be able to sign
anyone until then. Hopefully PC can work out some sort of deal to
acquire both Lucic and Demers or one of the two.
I don't know...he kind of looks like Shane from the Walking Dead out there. But in all seriousness, I'm not sure what to think of this. One part of me thinks that the Oilers won't be able to actually sign him, because of what he is asking versus what Edmonton can afford. However the other part of me just thinks is the having people put doubt into their mind until July 1st when an official announcement is actually made. Personally for me? PLEASE SIGN DEMERS!!!!