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Adam Henrique and Warren Foegele leave the Oilers to sign with other teams


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Sam Jones
July 7, 2024  (10:56)
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Adam Henrique and Warren Foegele leave the Oilers to sign with other teams
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In a significant turn of events for the Edmonton Oilers, the team is set to lose two key unrestricted free agents.

The shakeup comes as Warren Foegele and Adam Henrique opt for contracts with rival teams, marking a new chapter in their careers and a reshaping period for the Oilers.
Warren Foegele, previously a solid performer for the Oilers, is making his move to the Los Angeles Kings. Over his tenure with Edmonton, Foegele contributed 45 goals and 95 points across 246 games, with last season being notably prolific as he netted 20 goals. His performance likely upped his market value, and with a signing deal of $3 million, it appears the Oilers found the figure steep for their budget. During his exit interviews, Foegele subtly suggested that there was little interest from the Oilers in keeping him on board.
On the other hand, Adam Henrique, who joined the Oilers as a trade deadline acquisition, will now be suiting up for the Winnipeg Jets. Henrique, celebrated for his versatility and significant contributions during the Oilers' push to the Stanley Cup Final, is expected to fetch a higher price in the open market. Winnipeg, looking to bolster their roster, might have laid out a more enticing bid than what the Oilers were prepared to offer.
Despite these departures, the Oilers are not sitting back. The team has successfully retained Connor Brown and brought in Victor Arvidsson from the Los Angeles Kings, adding depth and experience to their lineup. With these strategic moves, all eyes are now on Oilers' President Jeff Jackson, as the team aims to navigate this transitional phase and gear up for another strong run at the Stanley Cup Final.
Elliotte Friedman reports that while the loss of Foegele and Henrique is notable, the Oilers' management is actively seeking ways to ensure the team remains competitive and resilient in the face of these changes.
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Adam Henrique and Warren Foegele leave the Oilers to sign with other teams

In your opinion, should the Oilers have retained Henrique or Foegele?

Keep Foegele166.7 %
Keep Henrique17171.3 %
Keep both3815.8 %
Let both walk156.3 %
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