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Leon Draisaitl's agent provides Edmonton Oilers with signing deadline


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Mark Parsons
July 6, 2024  (9:31)
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Edmonton Oilers star forward Leon Draisaitl
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Leon Draisaitl's contract situation is set to be the defining story of the year for the Edmonton Oilers. Having been a crucial player for the team over the past decade, Draisaitl's loyalty and love for the organization have been evident, especially after their near-win in the Stanley Cup Finals.

As he approaches unrestricted free agency in the summer of 2025, the pressure is on for the Oilers to secure his future with the team. Many fans and analysts are hopeful that a deal will be struck before the next season begins.

Edmonton Oilers have until end of August to sign a new deal for Draisaitl

In a significant twist, Draisaitl's agent has issued a firm ultimatum to the Oilers. According to reports, the agent has stated that if a new contract isn't finalized by the end of August, Draisaitl will proceed into his final year before free agency without a new deal in place.
"There's no rush yet, but either it happens quickly, i.e., by the end of August, or it doesn't work out at all. It will also become clear whether Edmonton wants him or not. Leon holds all the trump cards."

Draisaitl and his camp are well aware of the leverage they possess. His importance to the team, particularly his synergy with Connor McDavid, makes him indispensable. The prospect of Draisaitl entering the season as a pending free agent raises significant questions about the team's strategy. His agent highlighted two critical points: the potential cost to any club acquiring Draisaitl for a short-term deal and the impact on Connor McDavid's future with the Oilers.
Currently, it seems both Draisaitl and the Oilers are inclined towards a long-term relationship. However, if a deal isn't reached and the 2024/25 season doesn't go as planned, the future could take an unexpected turn. The coming months will be crucial in determining whether Draisaitl remains a cornerstone of the Oilers or becomes one of the most sought-after free agents in recent memory.
Source: Markerzone
Edmonton Oilers reportedly given ultimatum from Draisaitl's agent
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