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Tyson Barrie more likely than not to remain with the Oilers
If the Oilers were to move him now, they’d be a lot thinner on the right side. His trade value wasn’t as high this offseason given the players that had been/are possibly available.
Even if they were to find a team who would be interested in Barrie, the return may not be great.
John Klingberg and his camp switched directions when the long-term deal and the fit weren’t there
Sportsnet: John Klingberg may have signed a one-year deal with the Anaheim Ducks, but he’s still eyeing a long-term deal. Klingberg will be 30 years old soon and he knows he has to have a good season to get a longer deal.
“But that’s kind of the thought process I was going through, when we narrowed down teams, that it was going to be one year. Going into free agency, we were looking for long term. That’s not a secret. The market is what it is right now, and we had to switch up the tactics a little bit. At the end of the day, I realized it’s going to be a shorter-term deal here moving into the future.
“Obviously with the COVID world and the flat cap and all that, it’s a little bit different than it’s been in years past. The more and more during these 2-3 weeks, I understood that the long term and the fit, I was looking for probably wasn’t there this year, so we kind of narrowed down to a shorter-term contract. A few teams were interested in me and I was interested in them, but at the end of the day I narrowed it down and I think the Anaheim Ducks going to be the best fit for me this year.”