With the cap-squeezed Washington Capitals trading winger Andre Burakovsky and his $3.25 million salary to Colorado, a kid who was going to play on their third line this season, you have to wonder whether they’ll now revisit UFA Brett Connolly who’s on Edmonton Oilers short list.The Caps now have $9.2 million in cap space and have to sign restricted free-agent Jakub Vrana, but they definitely need somebody to play with third-liners Lars Eller and Carl Hagelin now. They are also looking for better players on their fourth line so Oilers UFA and former Caps winger Alex Chiasson probably comes into their thinking now, too.The Oilers like UFA winger Connolly’s portability, that he did some nice stuff for a time with Evgeny Kuznetsov in Washington but former Oilers winger/Capitals’ TV commentator Al May cautions about that snippet. “I don’t think there’s enough there to be on a first line in the mentality of how he plays. It can be a short-term fix but it never really worked with him on a first line in D.C either with Kuznetsov or (Nick) Backstrom, who is the easier one to play with,” said May.What Oilers really see in Connolly is a second-line RW possibility with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, although Ray Ferraro, in general terms on free-agent signings, cautions strongly against teams who feel they can fit a UFA player into a higher role on their club.If Oilers can sign Connolly at three years and $3.25 mil salary, fine.Any longer term or more money than that, it seems a reach.OFFER MADEThe Oilers have made a contract offer to Chiasson to keep their 22-goal scorer but he’ll likely check out other teams July 1. Chiasson may feel he can get money like Derek Ryan in Calgary, at three years, $3 million per year, or $3 million a season like Antoine Roussel did in Vancouver. The Oilers might go to $2.5 million but with only $8.33 million in cap room, they are strapped.It is always better to keep your own UFAs because you know them better but Ken Holland is coming in from Detroit so his eyes weren’t on Chiasson last year. He’s counting on other people like Ken Hitchcock and Glen Gulutzan to fill in the blanks.Here’s one NHL exec on Chiasson. “He’s not a driver of a line but he keeps plays alive. He’s not a great skater but he’s an efficient player.”VALUE THEREIf the Oilers want Boston’s hard-hitting UFA fourth-line winger Noel Acciari, it could cost them double his current $792,000, which wouldn’t be out of line for a gamer who played with a broken sternum in the playoffs. The Bruins made a pitch to keep him before July 1 because they loved the chemistry with Sean Kuraly and Joakim Nordstrom, with Chris Wagner also in the mix. Maybe in the $1 million range, but he rejected it to see what’s out there.JESSE NOT JETTIN’The Winnipeg Jets aren’t interested in Jesse Puljujarvi, even with the Patrik Laine connection, because they have farmhand Mason Appleton and top prospect Kristian Vesalainen likely on the team this season. They’ve also signed Finnish winger Joona Luoto, 21, to a three-year deal and Russian forward Andrei Chibisov to one.This ’n that: Lost in the July 1 goal-tending UFA carousel is Oiler backup Anthony Stolarz, who has had injury problems and didn’t get a real shot here after the Cam Talbot trade. He is an on-the-fence NHL No. 2, certainly a No. 3 in another organization like, say, Tampa Bay … Oilers should know if Philip Broberg is with Skelleftea in Sweden or junior in Hamilton this winter when head of player personnel Scott Howson sees Broberg at the world junior showcase tournament July 27-Aug. 3 in Plymouth, Mich. Broberg roomed with Evan Bouchard this week so was pumping him on the OHL situation … Oilers veteran farmhand D Ryan Stanton should be signed to exactly the same deal that Taylor Fedun got in Dallas: two years at $700,000 NHL salary and a guaranteed $375,000 this year and $400,000 next if playing in Bakersfield. Fedun is 31, Stanton 30 next month. Fedun has played 100 NHL games, Stanton 120 … New Oilers head coach Dave Tippett did the due diligence on Seattle’s expansion AHL farm city when he was working for them, going to Palm Springs to see about a new 10,000-seat rink. They were looking at Boise, Idaho, too, where there’s an ECHL team … The Oilers want Bouchard to get back for pucks faster and be more aggressive on puck-carriers, which is why he could be in Bakersfield for a while before he’s a regular here. “Junior is teenagers and then you’re going against guys fighting for jobs on farm teams. It’s men, you have to make decisions quicker, everybody is finishing their check.” … The Oilers invited 21 kids for development camp, well under most teams, and it bit them when it came time for the Billy Moores Cup scrimmage, with only 19 healthy players. “These kids got a lot of attention this week (on and off the ice with small numbers). If you bring in too many people they don’t get that,” said Howson. “I would have preferred full-ice 3-on-3 rather than half but the players would have been exhausted after 10 minutes. It’s a balancing act, we’ll look at it going forward.” … Broberg had no trouble doing David Pelletier’s skating drill focusing on edge-work at camp because he’s done it before. “I’ve done exactly these exercises back in Sweden with different skating coaches,” said Broberg … The Oilers have seven UFA forwards in Bakersfield: Evan Polei, Braden Christofer, David Gust, Mitch Callahan, Tyler Vesel, P.C. Labrie and Jakub Stukel, and defenceman Jake Kulevich.