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The Copper & Blue Jul 3, 2014

How Much Do The Oilers Have Left To Spend?

With Nikita Nikitin, Mark Fayne, and Benoit Pouliot added to the roster, and with Jeff Petry and Justin Schultz still in need of new contracts, the Oilers suddenly find themselves within shouting distance of the NHL's 2014/15 salary cap of $69M.
The Copper & Blue Jul 1, 2014

Oilers Sign Mark Fayne

The tough minutes defenseman role is filled.
Raw Charge Jul 1, 2014

Edmonton Oilers please analytics crowd, grab Mark Fayne and Benoit Pouliot

After adding another good puck possession player (and former Bolt) in Teddy Purcell, the Edmonton Oilers signed two more in Mark Fayne and Benoit Pouliot. 5-years, $20M for Pouliot... 4-years, $14.5M for Fayne #Oilers — David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) July 1, 2014 Obvious overpay for Pouliot there, but he still comes in at an AAV that isn't going to break your salary structure and along with Purcell and Fayne should help Edmonton's very serious possession woes.
Rotoworld Jul 1, 2014

Mark Fayne signs for four years in Edmonton - Mark Fayne (D) New Jersey Devils

The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenseman Mark Fayne to a four year/$14 million contract.

Mark Fayne leaves Devils to sign with Edmonton Oilers

Defenseman Mark Fayne has left the Devils, signing a four-year contract for $14 million total with the Edmonton Oilers as an unrestricted free agent. {More)

Mark Fayne leaves Devils to sign with Edmonton Oilers

Defenseman Mark Fayne has left the Devils, signing a four-year contract for $14 million total with the Edmonton Oilers as an unrestricted free agent. The deal carries a cap hit of $3.5 million per season. Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello conceded Monday that the team probably would not be able to bring back Fayne at the prices being talked about. The Oilers targeted Fayne, 27, from the opening of the free agent interview period last Wednesday. The Oilers also signed Rangers left wing Benoit Pouliot to a five-year, $20 million contract. {More)
Edmonton Journal Jul 1, 2014

Fayne key cog in revamped Oilers' blue line

Mark Fayne had ties to New Jersey that eclipsed his four years with the Devils, and he had other teams trying to reel him in from the free agent market, but in the end, he saw something in the Oilers lineup that sold him on Edmonton. He signed a four-year contract, worth $14.5-million on the opening day of NHL free agency, instantly improving the club’s blue line.

Devils “might not be able to compete” with Fayne bids; Volchenkov buyout frees money to add scoring

Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello hasn’t given up on re-signing Mark Fayne, but pretty much conceded today that the expected market for the potential unrestricted free agent defenseman probably will be out of the team’s price range. “We’d like to (re-sign him), but we might not be able to compete with the numbers that are out there,” Lamoriello said. With the number of quality defensemen expected to be available when the UFA market opens at noon on Tuesday, Fayne, 27, will get a lot of attention. “We made what we feel is a good offer,” Lamoriello said. “We’ll...
Newark Star-Ledger Jun 28, 2014
Free agent Mark Fayne, talking to other clubs, increasingly unlikely to return to Devils

Free agent Mark Fayne, talking to other clubs, increasingly unlikely to return to Devils

Agent says defenseman's preference is to stay with Devils, but time is running out

Return to Devils still Fayne’s “first choice”, but “looking less likely”; Cap set at $69 million

Mark Fayne’s days as a Devil appear to be numbered. The 27-year-old defenseman’s agent, Peter Fish, said via email this afternoon that re-signing with the Devils is “still an option and remains Mark’s first choice, but it’s looking less likely.” Fayne is slated to become an unrestricted free agent at noon on Tuesday. Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello has had ongoing contract talks with Fish about Fayne, but he has received a lot of interest from other teams since the free agent interview period began on Wednesday. Edmonton has been open about its interest in signing...

Should the Edmonton Oilers sign up Mark Fayne, Anton Stralman, Tom Gilbert or some other free agent defenceman?

Fayne looks like he could help the Oilers in a shut-down role The Edmonton Oilers are in need of a top-pairing d-man, at the very least a defender who can handle tough competition and get the job done on the …
Mile High Hockey Jun 24, 2014
Window Shopping: Mark Fayne

Window Shopping: Mark Fayne

Free Agency preview travels to Jersey where they're going to lose half of their top-pairing from last season. Mark Fayne #7 / Defense / New Jersey Devils Height: 6-3 Weight: 213 Shoots: Right 2013 Cap Hit: $1,300,000 Age: 27 GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT 2013 - Mark Fayne 72 4 7 11 -5 30 1 0 88 4.5% Strengths: Defense. Mark Fayne's biggest strength this past season was, simply put, his defense. He was excellent in pairing with the criminally underrated Andy Greene as NJ's top pairing. Fayne combined with Greene to consistently face by far the toughest...

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