Newly-minted general manager Craig MacTavish has a lot of work to do in the next two to three months.
If the Edmonton Oilers are going to make significant progress next season, there are some large holes that need to be filled through trades, drafting and free-agent signings.
Unless the Oilers move up from their current seventh position, it is unlikely that they will be able to draft a player that will join the roster next season. Free agency and trades will be the likeliest sources for new players.
The Oilers need to have more balanced scoring next season. This must come not just from the bottom-six forwards but from the defense as well.
With all of this in mind, these are the three biggest holes on the current Edmonton Oilers’ roster.