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But for Five Years She Was so Nice
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The great George Thorogood once told a tale of a man down on his luck. The tale had been told before. This man lost his job. When his landlord discovered of his woes she promised not to judge him so long as the rent was paid. The rent was missed just once after five years...
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Free Agency 2017: The Market For Goaltenders
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Free Agent Frenzy is almost upon us. We’ve gone through an Expansion Draft, the Entry Draft, and on Saturday, the annual tradition of throwing a bunch of money at players will begin. Over the next few days, I’m going to dive into the free agent market and map out who’s available...
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Pay the Man
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Connor McDavid was one of the main reasons the Edmonton Oilers were a held pad away from the Western Conference Finals against Nashville last season. Were his stats all worldly in the extra season? No. That said, would the Oilers have made the dance without #97? HELLS BELLS TO THE NO. Now, with C...
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Right Wing: Samwise?
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If the Edmonton Oilers run Leon Draisaitl at center, then the right-wing depth chart as it currently stands is long on opportunity and short on certainty. Let’s have a quick look at an important category to see what we’re dealing with at this position. 5X5 SCORING PER 60 MINUTES RW...
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Monday Musings: Chiarelli’s Strategy
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The expansion draft and NHL draft are over and the window to begin talking to pending unrestricted free agents is open. The rules state teams “Can’t negotiate terms,” if you need a good chuckle this Monday morning. I’m sure they just take tours of the city and arenas, but ...
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Oilers lock up Kassian, tender four QO’s
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According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the Oilers have locked up RFA Zack Kassian to a three-year deal worth a total of $5.85 m while the team reported that four qualifying offers have been tendered. Kassian will earn an AAV of $1.95 m. He was an RFA this offseason. In his second season with the ...
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Introducing the Gretzky is Everywhere Exhibition
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Whether you’re an adult or a small child, something we all have in common since the day we were born is the extreme interest in competing in a city-wide scavenger hunt. Well, I’m happy to tell you guys that our friends at the Art Gallery of Alberta are bringing you just that, in Bingo...
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Monday Mailbag – Where does Ryan Strome fit?
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The Expansion and NHL Entry Drafts are in the books, Jordan Eberle has been moved, and we’ve got a lot to get to which will help to kill some company time until you’re allowed to go home. As always, we’re back with the mailbag to help you do that. I always need you guys for...
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The Nation Notebook: NHL Draft, Vegas Picks, and the Free Agent Window Begins
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The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don’t quite deserve their own article.  The draft is over and now the focus shifts to free agency. Picks were traded, rumoured players were finally moved and a few that ...
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Tyler Pitlick: Overnight Sensation
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Are you kidding me? Seriously? After many long years, and many many injuries, Tyler Pitlick arrived as an NHL player this fall. He scored at will, and even though he got hurt again, it was pretty clear there was NHL ability with this player. Finally! So, Peter Chiarelli, sign him up! One problem....
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