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Evander Kane Signs With The Edmonton Oilers

added 9:18pm, Edmonton release is below.

(Edmonton, AB) - The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with forward Evander Kane on a one-year contract.

Most recently a member of the San Jose Sharks, Kane (6’2”, 212 lbs) joins the Oilers a veteran of 769 NHL games with 506 points (264G, 242A).

Originally selected fourth overall by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2009 NHL Draft, the Vancouver, BC native relocated to Winnipeg with the club after two seasons and spent four years with the Jets before seeing time with the Buffalo Sabres (2015-18) and San Jose Sharks (2018-21).

The power forward won a WHL championship with the Vancouver Giants in 2006 along with a Memorial Cup title in 2007 before earning a gold as part of Canada’s World Junior squad in 2009. As a pro, he’s donned the maple leaf at the World Championships on three occasions.

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Steeb's avatar

It’s already a mess in Edmonton. May as well lean into it.

Posted by Steeb on 01/27/22 at 08:16 PM ET

BladesOfSteel's avatar

I’m sure this will turn out juuuuust fine.

Posted by BladesOfSteel on 01/27/22 at 08:18 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

E. Kane has 9 lives, baby

Posted by ilovehomers on 01/27/22 at 08:18 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Edmonton press release added to the post.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/27/22 at 10:21 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

What a bunch of negative nellies!
So a guy that has has issues with Covid protocols moves to a country with <cough, cough> LOTS of Covid protocols…... what could go wrong?!!

Does RW have a popcorn recipe? We gonna need more popcorn!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, sing along The YzerMan Can!...... on 01/27/22 at 10:53 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

So the signing is official after the league statement that he is clear of all the accusations that have been thrown at him. How convenient. Fits right in to the league narrative.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 01/27/22 at 11:05 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Putting all that aside… if he gets ‘religion’ and keeps his nose clean, can he be a hockey asset for the Oilers? Even if it only lasts through the playoffs?

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 01/28/22 at 12:18 AM ET

Steeb's avatar

Posted by calquake

Calling it now: Evander Kane wins Conn Smythe.  cheese

Posted by Steeb on 01/28/22 at 12:21 AM ET

calquake's avatar

Calling it now: Evander Kane wins Conn Smythe.

But Edmonton still doesn’t win the Cup.  smile

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 01/28/22 at 12:27 AM ET

d ca's avatar

The best part of the whole story was that KH gave out a NMC with the contract.


....the man never learns even after what those did to the Wings.

Posted by d ca on 01/28/22 at 01:35 AM ET

calquake's avatar

The best part of the whole story was that KH gave out a NMC with the contract.

A leopard doesn’t change it’s spots.

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 01/28/22 at 01:50 AM ET

Wings_in_NYC's avatar

In Kenny we trust. Bwahahaahahaha!

Posted by Wings_in_NYC on 01/28/22 at 06:55 AM ET

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I’ve never been more happy that Kenny is gone.  Again, after reading “Scotty” you realize Ken Holland didn’t do much to build anything and honestly his incompetence keeps shinning more and more in Edmonton.

Posted by SevensForTed on 01/28/22 at 07:34 AM ET

MurrayChadwick's avatar

Can he play goalie?


This all but guarantees a 1st rounded plus to Chicago for the MAF

Posted by MurrayChadwick from Window Seat on the Captain's Ship on 01/28/22 at 09:19 AM ET

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The best part of the whole story was that KH gave out a NMC with the contract.

Is that really that big a deal when the contract is only for this season? Kane probably would have looked elsewhere if Edmonton wasn’t willing to at least let him play out the season in Edmonton.

Posted by evileye on 01/28/22 at 11:41 AM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

Not much risk as its only a couple months and possible playoffs.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 01/28/22 at 01:18 PM ET

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Posted by evileye on 01/28/22 at 10:41 AM ET

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 01/28/22 at 12:18 PM ET

Exactly right. But the seething about Ken Holland must never cease, never

Posted by ilovehomers on 01/28/22 at 01:36 PM ET

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Posted by evileye on 01/28/22 at 10:41 AM ET

Posted by ilovehomers on 01/28/22 at 12:36 PM ET

Yes, it does. Oilers fatal flaw has been goaltending (and that’s on Kenny’s design).

You want to argue on bad contracts Kenny signed recently—how about 2 year deals to Kyle Turris, Mike Smith, and Derek Ryan. Turris’ output 3 goals and 9 pts. Smith has played in 6 games this season and been injured 3 separate times. Ryan has had a steep decline compared to past years.

Mike Smith (on IR for a few more days—but always subject to some injury as he is soon to be 40 years old) and backup Mikko Koskinen are what the team can hope for as of today (Stuart Skinner a 3rd round pick with limited game experience is the fill on and shows his lack of experience in 11 games he has a 2.93 GAA with a 0.907 save %. While pinpointing him as the cause of Edmonton’s recent struggles may be unfair, he hasn’t been able to make a timely save with the games on the line either. Counting on either Smith or Koskinen in the playoffs is a very risky bet. Even their last two victories came in 3 on 3 OT or in the shootout—which won’t happen in the playoffs.

That is IF they can get in as they are currently 2 pts out of the final wild card position with a brutal schedule coming up: they will play 8 games in 13 nights in February then finish the month @ TB, @ Fla, and @ Carolina.

So when you add Kane’s rumored $2,108,696 contract (1M pro-rated) to Edmonton’s $3,063,333 in cap space it doesn’t leave that much for a goalie acquisition does it? Did I mention that Tyson Barrie’s cap is on LTIR and he is expected back before the trade deadline”

So at least having the ability to bury Kane’s contract in the minors if something doesn’t work out (say because of Canadian gov’t COVID restrictions or any of the many other Kane issues off the ice) even if it is only a paper transaction for cap space could mean the difference between making the playoffs, getting out of the first round, or wasting yet another year of the perennial MVP candidate’s career as the Oilers are that tight on cap room with pieces missing.

Posted by d ca on 01/28/22 at 05:48 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Point made lol

Posted by ilovehomers on 01/28/22 at 08:09 PM ET

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