The Oilers Have Placed Olympic Defenseman Nikita Nikitin On Waivers
The #Oilers have placed defenceman Nikita Nikitin on waivers for the purpose of assignment.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) October 3, 2015
If you watched the game on Thursday, you would have seen Andrew Ference and Nikita Nikitin as a defensive pair. I’m almost positive friggin’ Todd did that on purpose to show the world what happens when you put the two slowest human beings on the ice together at the same time. Following that train wreck, the Oilers have now offered Nikitin to the rest of the NHL for free. When he goes unclaimed, I hope to hell he tells us he won’t report to the minors so we can loan him Jesse Joensuu style to literally any other team in the world.