February 26 2015 03:27PM

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We're less than 100 hours from the trade deadline and for Edmonton Oilers fans it looks like the number of deals we'll see is one: Jeff Petry. Is there any other deal available (beyond Petry) that makes sense? Yes. Boyd Gordon.

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Setting The Price

Matt Henderson
February 26 2015 11:29AM

For some time the verbal coming out of speculators was that the Oilers could get a 3rd round pick, maybe a 2nd for Jeff Petry. That kind of return would be tantamount to disaster for the Oilers organization as Petry is certainly worth more to them, even with a significant raise, than a 3rd round pick in the draft. It’s not out of the realm of possibility, mind you, as MacTavish was only able to secure a 3rd round and 5th round pick for Ales Hemsky at last year’s deadline. But a couple of notable defensemen have moved recently and that might be setting the price quite a bit higher for Jeff Petry.

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WWYDW: The Trade Deadline

Jonathan Willis
February 25 2015 05:54PM

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The trade deadline is a high point of every hockey season, one of those rare moments down the stretch where fans of all 30 NHL teams really have a good reason to pay attention. The best teams add players; frequently enough, so do clubs in the middle of the pack. At the other end of the spectrum, the worst teams load up on draft picks and prospects and (sometimes) even sign pending free agents rather than renting them off to the highest bidder.

So, for this week’s edition of What Would You Do Wednesday, we ask how our readers would handle the deadline.

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The Awkward Family Photoshop Contest Finalists

February 25 2015 02:35PM


The day has come to vote on some photoshop entries. It's time for you to step up, do your civic duty, and help us crown another photoshop champion. These heroes will live in infamy, and take their place among the Nation’s elite. Many have entered, only five remain…

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Pouliot producing and congrats Joey!

Jason Gregor
February 25 2015 12:42PM

Prior to signing a five-year deal with the Oilers, Benoit Pouliot spent the previous five seasons in the NHL on five different teams. He started the 2009/2010 campaign in Minnesota, the team that drafted him fourth overall in 2005, and was dealt to Montreal. He spent a season and a half in Montreal before signing a one-year deal with the Bruins in July of 2011. The Bruins dealt his rights to Tampa Bay on June 23rd, 2012 and he signed a one-year pact with the Lightning. He signed another one-year deal with the Rangers in the summer of 2014, before the Oilers offered him a multi-year deal.

So far, Pouliot has rewarded the Oilers with a solid 39 games.

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