The fanbase is beside itself over the contract; it's an absolute stinker. I wasn't thrilled with the price on that day, but chalked it up to being the price of doing business on July 1st, and hoped the deal wouldn't be poison until year 4 or 5. Unfortunately, it turned into that half-way through his second season. I understood the thought process behind the contract, and how they thought that Lucic and Larsson would help soften the blow from losing a player of Taylor Hall's quality. I've comment
@Hockey-78 It's early in the day, and I'm less grumpy than I was the other day. After a bit more thought, how about these options for Oilers, or the guy who gets the job after Chiarelli is fired out of Edmonton via cannon:
From most likely to least likely as I would guess it to be:
-Schuermann's Disease “ends” his career (either for real, or through creative accounting).
-Compliance buy-out after next CBA negotiation.
-Buy-out after being demote