Edmonton Oilers: Best Addition & Worst Subtraction of 2023 Offseason

The 2023-24 regular season is rapidly approaching, much to the delight of hockey fans. Due to this, we here at NHLTR are starting a series going over each team's best addition and worst subtraction of the summer. 

Next up in our series is the Edmonton Oilers.

Best Addition: Connor Brown 

Connor Brown was the most notable addition made by the Oilers in the summer. This move reunites him and former Erie Otters teammate Connor McDavid. Brown is expected to play in Edmonton’s top six and be a key contributor to both their power play and their penalty kill. It also does not hurt that they got them at a good price too.

Worst Subtraction: Kailer Yamamoto

When looking at the Oilers' offseason subtractions, the one who stands out the most is Kailer Yamamoto. Also, they made an upgrade with Brown, it still could have been nice if they were able to keep Yamamoto as well. However, their limited cap space made this too challenging, and now Yamamoto will be trying to have a bounce-back season with the Seattle Kraken.

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