Reinharting Another Draft Floor Deal

Matt Henderson
June 22 2016 01:30PM

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it, or so the saying goes. It’s been paraphrased a few different ways, but the ultimate meaning is consistent: We are often placed in situations that have occurred similarly before and if we fail to learn from the mistakes and/or triumphs of those times then the outcomes aren’t going to be any different. As Edmonton approaches the draft this Friday there is a real danger of repeating its very recent past history.

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Matt Henderson
June 18 2016 11:40AM

The drawback to trading Jordan Eberle is that once he’s gone your team doesn’t have Jordan Eberle anymore. Specifically, you don’t have a right-shooting, elite level offensive right winger who can play with the talented young Connor McDavid. He won’t be easy to replace, but neither will any of the $6 million dollar men. Taylor Halls and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins don’t grow on trees either. That said, there isn’t a replacement for them about to enter free agency either.

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Where You Going, Yak?

Matt Henderson
June 12 2016 11:59AM

It seems a foregone conclusion that Nail Yakupov won’t be an Oiler for much longer. It’s really just a couple weeks away now barring a change of heart from both the player and the organization. I’m not holding my breath. Where might he end up? I don’t have insider information, but there are a few places that make sense.

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Oilers May Be Forced To Protect Ference In Expansion

Matt Henderson
June 05 2016 09:18AM

Last night a report by Larry Brooks of the New York Post surfaced with details about the Expansion Draft process. Over time we’ve heard about many aspects of the draft before, but one new tidbit has raised alarms. Edmonton might be about to take one in the teeth over Andrew Ference’s contract.

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The List

Matt Henderson
June 04 2016 05:05PM

This past week Frank Seravalli of TSN kicked off the busy month of June with his list of top 20 players potentially on the move. It’s essentially the Trade Bait board, and Edmonton factors highly on the list with four entries.

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