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McLellan Talks Nugent-Hopkins
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Yesterday, Todd McLellan joined Bob Stauffer on Oilers Now to speak about a few different things ranging from the playoffs to the anger that’s surrounding Jordan Eberle to the progression of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. We’ve gotten to the point between the season ending and the NHL draft whe...
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Nation Network Prospect Profile: #59 Alexander Chmelevski
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Checking in as our 59th ranked prospect for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft is Alexander ‘Sasha’ Chmelevski. The 6’0″ and 187 lbs centre was expected to have a standout season after a sensational Ivan Hlinka tournament in the summer, but he just couldn’t quite get there. Po...
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Throwback Thursday: This Week in Hockey History
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The playoff history is still alive and well in this week’s glance back at hockey history. Here’s what happened the week of May 18-24: CanucksArmy May 24, 1994: Despite trailing 3-0 going into the second period, the Canucks come back to beat the Leafs 4-3 in double OT to advance to the...
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WWYDW: Making the call on the Oilers’ unrestricted free agents
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The Edmonton Oilers have 10 players bound for unrestricted free agency this summer. In this week’s edition of WWYDW, we ask our readers which of those players should be brought back, and which should be allowed to depart. Decisions have already been made on two of those players. Goaltender Jonas ...
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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profiles: #60 – Max Gildon
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You couldn’t ask for much more in a defenceman than what Max Gildon brings to the table. The only problem was he never brought it all at once, and opposition forwards seemed to intercept half of it.Much of that changed this season. Gildon took the best parts of his game to another level, fi...
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Obscure Alternatives
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It feels like the summer of crazy when it comes to NHL trade possibilities. The changing of the guard in the Western Conference, the closeness of competition in the Eastern Conference, and the upcoming expansion draft have a large pool of possibilities in play. I spoke to prospect expert and form...
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Practice? I Guess We’re Talkin’ About Practice
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Everyone’s favourite colour commentator, Drew Remenda, appeared on Oilers Now with Bob Stauffer yesterday and for the second year in a row, he was talkin’ practice. This time, the practice talk had to do with Jordan Eberle and it set the Internet on fire – to the point where Tod...
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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profiles: #61 – Austen Keating
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Ottawa 67’s center Austen Keating has flown under the radar for most of the 2016-17, appearing in very few lists for the upcoming draft. Digging into both statistics and scouting reports however, there doesn’t seem to be many well founded reasons for that to be the case. Between cohor...
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Pakarinen and Expansion
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The Oilers made the Iiro Pakarinen signing official yesterday, although the Nation Network had already reported it over the weekend.  The signing makes sense on many levels, and it should clear up the Oilers expansion draft list. Here is a quick recap of the rules on the number of players an NHL ...
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Saying Goodbye to Matt Hendricks?
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If there’s one thing pro sports is good at, it’s making you feel old as hell and tossing you to the curb like that kitten stamp collection you got from your Aunt Cindy for your birthday. And, at 36 years of age, that’s the crossroads that Matt Hendricks has found himself at thes...
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