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Edmonton Oilers: Did they dodge a bullet by losing out on Jacob Markstrom?

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The Edmonton Oilers dodged a bullet when it came to Jacob Markstrom

Jacob Markstrom was one of the prize free agents this past offseason, before signing a $6 million, 6-year contract with the Calgary Flames. Word had it the Edmonton Oilers were about to snag Markstrom at a $5 million cap hit for 7 years in free agency when another team – which we now know as the Flames – came back with this offer and he signed with them at the last minute.

If you’re experiencing deja vu, it’s because this happened once before, albeit a bit differently.