Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, and the Second Contract Question
As of July 1 Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle officially entered the final year of their entry level contracts meaning that the Oilers, if they choose to, can negotiate contract extensions with both. Having players who are potentially on the verge of stardom in the NHL is something unfamiliar to most Oilers fans and so there is no end to the opinions from fans about what the Oilers should do in regards to the second contracts for these two, or when they should do it. Add in the uncertainty of a new collective bargaining agreement and that we all just watched two home grown stars - Zach Parise and Ryan Suter - jump ship upon reaching free agency and the situation gets even more confusing.
This may be brand new to Oilers fans but it's hardly a new situation for other teams around the NHL.