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from Bruce McCurdy of the Edmont Journal,
Funny how tongues seem to loosen a bit when European players go home and do interviews in their native languages. Fans of the Edmonton Oilers have seen this in the past with the likes of Nail Yakupov and Linus Omark. The latest such comes from defenceman Oscar Klefbom, attributed with a controversial take on Taylor Hall in this revelation from Ola Winther of the website HockeySverige.se:
This tidbit was one part of a much longer interview with Klefbom, who also provided some comments on the state of his own health, a critical item going forward. More on that in a minute. Let’s start with quotes specific to the Taylor Hall trade for Adam Larsson, even as said quotes are somewhat garbled by the ever-adventurous Google Translate:
I think the team has improved. We already have so many promising forwards and we did not really have a peak reverse is rightare. I also think Adam gets a real breakthrough this year and hopefully I get the chance to play with him and forming chemistry.
– At the same time, I understand the reactions.Taylor has been our best player in recent years, but it’s also hard to tell what he has contributed.He never played his best games against the tougher teams, which we really needed it.However, he was fantastic when we met the little worse law.
A request for translation from an actual Swede has been placed, but let’s try to work through that.
continued and always remember, things can get lost in translation...
Leading off a 1 AM-posted edition of "30 Thoughts" (I guess it's been that kind of day for Elliotte Friedman, too):
On a crazy day where Steven Stamkos signing in Tampa Bay could arguably be the third-biggest hockey story, the most unanswered question has to be: “Why couldn’t Montreal and Edmonton work out a Taylor Hall-P.K. Subban deal?”
The Oilers sure could’ve used Subban. We knew they were talking last week. Montreal initially asked for Leon Draisaitl, the No. 4 pick at Friday’s draft and more. That “more” included either Oscar Klefbom and Darnell Nurse, plus something else. I can’t nail down what that “something else” was, but it was not insignificant. It was a big price to pay, and Edmonton did not want to do that.
According to several sources, there was another possibility — without Draisaitl. Was Hall there? I can’t say for sure. But I do think he’s got fans in the Montreal organization. So, why didn’t it happen?
Here’s a quote from a GM on a different team: “How much are you paying Connor McDavid in two years? If you’re budgeting for $10M-11M, that’s $19M-$20M for him and Subban. Can you do it under this tighter cap?”
I would suspect that’s the reason.
With McDavid’s next contract potentially massive, Peter Chiarelli looked elsewhere. The Hall-for-Adam Larsson deal saves Edmonton more than $1.8M in cap room. No doubt that’s why it was a one-for-one trade. New Jersey GM Ray Shero could say, “I’m adding salary, I’m not giving up anything else.” He took a hard line.
The Edmonton Oilers and defenceman Oscar Klefbom have agreed to terms on a seven-year contract extension.
The deal is expected to be finalized in the next 24 to 48 hours.
The 22-year-old Klefbom was drafted 19th overall by the Oilers in the 2011 NHL Draft.
Last season, the Karlstad, Sweden native scored two goals and added 18 assists for 20 points in 60 games.
That’s right folks, Oscar Klefbom who was just reported to be out with an infection following a leg laceration is out with what could be a concussion. This news was brought to light by Lowetide over at Oilers Nation. According to the news source, the Värmland Gate:
Färjestads Oscar Klefbom were injured during the team’s workout this morning. According to New Wermlands-magazine online edition, he was tackled, dropped his helmet and hit his head on the ice.
FBK’s physiotherapist Mattias Hell says the NWT that it may take up to two days before we can determine if he sustained a concussion. According to Matthias Hell will Klefbom receiving shaft cover on the chin at the rigging and then lost his helmet before he hit the ice.
An update from Martin Lundén “Also on the (latest) Klefbom injury: “he was quite clear and it does not seem like he got a concussion”. So no need to panic, yet..”
With many thanks to our Swedish Oiler fan Martin Lundén, there is an update on newly drafted Oiler Oscar Klefbom. As you may recall, Klefbom was selected 19th overall with the pick acquired from Los Angeles in exchange for winger Dustin Penner on trade deadline day.
Klefbom has made some fans concerned by stating that he intends to play out his contract with Färjestads BK of the Swedish Elite league, but seem to forget that Klefbom is also excited at the prospect of playing with so many Swedes in the Oilers’ lineup. Unfortunately for Klefbom, he has run into some injury issues as of late, and Martin Lundén brings us some clarity.
Swedish defenseman Oscar Klefbom, selected 19th overall at this year’s NHL Entry Draft, missed the Oilers development camp held early in July due to a schedule conflict. The conflict was with the team he is currently under contract with, Farjestad of the Swedish Elite League.
NHL.com writer Adam Kimelman reported Wednesday that Oscar Klefbom, Adam Larsson and Gabriel Landeskog will all miss Sweden’s junior camp which takes place next week at Lake Placid, NY.