Jeff Petry: Dead Man Skating?

Jonathan Willis
August 22 2014 11:42AM

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There are exactly two holdovers from the Edmonton Oilers blue line that Craig MacTavish inherited when he ascended to the team’s general managership. One is a young defenceman who he helped recruit and who has routinely been lumped in with the best young players on the roster.

The other if Jeff Petry, a pending unrestricted free agent playing on a one-year deal. Would it surprise anyone if Petry were to find himself representing another NHL team before the end of next season?

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
August 22 2014 08:05AM



The NHL changes the draft lottery, Bertuzzi-Moore 10 years later, a Gino Odjick tale, truculence in Calgary, bye bye Tyler Bozak, and more in this week's Roundup

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AN ARTIST NAMED TKACHEV

Lowetide
August 21 2014 05:58PM


Using ice and the game of hockey as his canvas, Russian winger Vladimir Tkachev turned heads during a very brief opportunity in the QMJHL. Among those impressed? The Edmonton Oilers.

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Walk a Mile with the Nation

baggedmilk
August 21 2014 12:56PM

Heels

For the second year in a row, everyone at Nation HQ will be closing their laptops, making their way to Churchill Square to strap on some high heels, and Walk a Mile in her shoes.  No, we're not walking around in stilettos because it makes us feel pretty (even though it does), we're taking a walk to raise money to help the victims of family violence. It's a great cause, and we're happy to be involved again.  Now one question remains, are you man enough to join us?

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NHL changes draft lottery rules, which should work nicely for the Oilers

Jonathan Willis
August 21 2014 07:00AM

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There was no shortage of jokes on Wednesday that the NHL’s fancy new draft lottery rules were a direct result of the Oilers’ unmatched ability to land No. 1 picks.

That’s debatable. What isn’t debatable is that the timing of the change could not possibly be better for Edmonton.

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