The Oilers have added to the cable of the resignation to add some depth to their wings. The team has claimed to Valentin Zykov of the resignations of Carolina Hurricanes.
Zykov heads towards #LetsGoOilers https://t.co/3ThHjuPDkJ
– Daily Faceoff (@DailyFaceoff) November 30, 2018
Zykov was originally drafted by LA Kings in the second round of 2013 and later moved to the Hurricanes Carolina in a deadline agreement involving Kris Versteeg in 2016. He is a great and strong eagle, who uses his size to excel down and in front of the network. He also has a good shot and high-end skills.
Zykov, one end of 6 "Russian", has placed a good number on the AHL, but it has not been translated into the NHL at this time. Last year, he wrote down 33 goals and scored 54 points in 63 matches for Charlotte Checkers, good for most of the team in goals and second for points. He also scored three goals and seven points in 10 games with Carolina in the NHL. last season
It is in a two-year agreement with a check of $ 675,000, so there is virtually a zero risk associated with this claim. Zykov, given his ability and success in the AHL, is someone who could be set on fire if he plays in the right situation here. If it works, it will be a check to get your hand in hand. Otherwise, you can retire to resignations and the team can try again with someone else. Maybe he does Zykov with Ryan Spooner as the sides around JJ Khaira and that this is the Connor McDavid line that doubles twice occasionally.
I imagine that Patrick Russell, who does not need exemptions, will send AHL Bakersfield to make room for Zykov. I would like to see Zykov in a sixth place role, but I do not know who from Jesse Puljujarvi, Alex Chiasson or Drake Caggiula would come out of this mix right now.
I wrote about the acquisition of Zykov at the WWYD earlier this week, Christian Pagnani suggested that oilers demand it yesterday when resignations continued, and Dusty Nielson spoke yesterday at Inside The Nation.
|2015-16||Kingdom of Ontario||AHL||43||7||7||14||20||7||–||–||–||–||–|
|2018-19||Charlotte Checkers *||AHL||6||2||0||2||16||-1|
Source: Elliotte Friedman, Verified Twitter account, 11/30/2018 – 10:03 a.m. MST