The Next Edmonton Oilers Forward Out The Door Seems Evident

Published April 27, 2023 at 11:37

The Edmonton Oilers are facing a major decision regarding the future of one of their promising young forwards, Kailer Yamamoto. With his name already being tossed around in off-season rumors, it seems that Yamamoto's days with the Oilers may be numbered.

Allan Mitchell of The Athletic recently analyzed Yamamoto's struggles and concluded that the Oilers would need to agree to a new contract at a much cheaper price if they hope to keep him in Edmonton, a MUCH cheaper deal. If not, the two camps may go their separate ways..

Despite showing promise in his young career, Yamamoto's performance this season has been lackluster. He managed to score only 10 goals and 15 assists in 58 games, and has yet to register a point in the Oilers' current playoff series against the Kings. With his contract expiring, the Oilers must weigh the potential of his future performance against the cost of keeping him on the team. Only time will tell what decision the Oilers will ultimately make.

April 27   |   644 answers
The Next Edmonton Oilers Forward Out The Door Seems Evident

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