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The 6-10th overall picks from the 2013 NHL Draft
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The 6-10th overall picks from the 2013 NHL Draft
With the Oilers picking in the 8-hole on Friday night at NHL Draft, I thought it would be interesting to take a trip down memory lane and look at the players selected between 6-10 in past draft years to see if we can learn any lessons about what type of players gets picked around that...
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Oilersnation Radio Episode 41 – Jesse Puljujarvi, Philip Broberg, and the NHL Draft
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Oilersnation Radio Episode 41 – Jesse Puljujarvi, Philip Broberg, and the NHL Draft
After missing last week’s podcast due to upgrades at Nation HQ, the boys were back today with a fresh episode of Oilersnation Radio to get you set up for tomorrow night’s NHL Draft. On today’s podcast, we dove into the Jesse Puljujarvi rumours that really ramped up yesterday, we...
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Weekly Rumours – Busiest Time of the Year
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Weekly Rumours – Busiest Time of the Year
As far as rumours go, this is the busiest week of the calendar year. Yes, the trade deadline comes with a high amount of speculation, but we know that only a handful of teams are true buyers and sellers. The NHL Draft is a completely different beast. Every single team has moves to make and...
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Breaking down the NHL Award voting
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Sports debates are a lot of fun. You can sit around with your friends, or sometimes strangers, and debate the merits of different players. When doing so I always remember the saying from: “You are not entitled to your opinion. You are only entitled to what you can argue for.” Many phi...
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Oilers should remember Jonathan Drouin before trading Jesse Puljujarvi
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A big topic of conversation for the past few months has been the future of Jesse Puljujarvi. The former fourth-overall pick’s entry-level deal will expire on July 1st and reports indicate that the struggling young Finn wants a fresh start with a different organization. Puljujarvi had yet an...
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TEN TIDBITS: Pre-Draft Edition
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TEN TIDBITS: Pre-Draft Edition
The busiest two weeks of the NHL season is upon us and at this point, I don’t think many of us have any idea what to expect from Ken Holland. There’s no denying the fact Holland has a lot of work to do if the Oilers are going to make the playoffs next year but...
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2019 NHL Entry Draft Countdown: 20-11
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2019 NHL Entry Draft Countdown: 20-11
Welcome to the Oilersnation Draft Countdown. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been aggregating content about the top 100 players who will be available in Vancouver on June 21st and 22nd. Here are profiles for Cole Caufield, Philip Broberg, Alex Newhook, Raphael Lavoie, Connor McMichael, Morit...
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Jim Playfair will reportedly join Dave Tippett’s coaching staff
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Dave Tippett’s coaching staff is slowly coming together. According to Craig Morgan, lead Coyotes writer for The Athletic Arizona, Jim Playfair will join Tippett’s staff as an assistant coach. Per source, former Coyotes assistant coach Jim Playfair has agreed to a deal to join Dave Tip...
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Connor McDavid finishes third in Hart Trophy Voting
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Connor McDavid finished third in Hart Memorial Trophy voting. Nikita Kucherov has been voted the league’s most valuable player by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association. McDavid finished third in Hart Trophy voting behind Tampa Bay right wing Nikita Kucherov and Pittsburgh center Sidn...
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Inside the Nation: Jesse Puljujarvi wants out and an NHL Draft preview
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Inside the Nation: Jesse Puljujarvi wants out and an NHL Draft preview
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the first episode of Inside the Nation leading up to Friday night’s NHL Draft. In this evening’s edition, Dusty Nielson sets up the NHL Draft with a preview of what could happen, a look at the Jesse Puljujarvi drama that came out tonight, and offers h...
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