Does Brule signing impact Cogliano and Gagner?

Jason Gregor
July 28 2010 06:42AM

EDMONTON, AB - SEPTEMBER 30:  Known as the kid line, are Robert Nilsson #12, Sam Gagner #89 and Andrew Cogliano #13 of the Edmonton Oilers skate in a game against the Calgary Flames in the third period during a preseason NHL game on September 30, 2008 at Rexall Arena in Edmonton, Canada. Calgary beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-0. (Photo by Jimmy Jeong/Getty Images)

Gilbert Brule avoided arbitration and signed a tidy two-year, $3.7 million deal with the Oilers on Tuesday. With Brule under contract that leaves Jeff Deslauriers, who will sign before his August 4th arbitration hearing, Andrew Cogliano and Sam Gagner as the only remaining RFAs without a contract.

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RX2: THE ARENA DEAL TAKES A POSITIVE STEP

Jason Gregor
July 22 2010 12:37AM

At 1:30 yesterday afternoon, Mayor Stephen Mandel addressed the near capacity audience at a hearing on the proposed Downtown Arena, depicted above in a crudely drawn 2008 mockup from an article outling the equally crude plans by OilersNation own Wanye.

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UPDATE: EVEN LOU DOESN'T LIKE KOVALCHUK CONTRACT

Jason Gregor
July 20 2010 02:13PM

New Jersey Devils' Ilya Kovalchuk is sent off the ice for a penalty in the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 2 of their NHL Eastern Conference quarter-final hockey playoff series in Newark, New Jersey April 16, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

I can’t believe Ilya Kovalchuk only signed for 17 years, instead of 19, to match the amount of days it took his agent and the Devils to make a mockery of the CBA.

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AN INTERVIEW WITH TOM RENNEY

Jason Gregor
July 16 2010 04:17PM

Yesterday the Oilers surprised everyone by naming Steve Smith an assistant coach. Instantly many questioned the decision, and some thought Kevin Lowe must have orchestrated this hiring.

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Nelson, Nelson, who the $%*@ is Nelson?

Jason Gregor
July 15 2010 09:19AM

At 12:30 MST the Oilers organization is expected to announce during a press conference in Oklahoma City that Todd Nelson will be the head coach in OKC, and if you are like me, you’ll be wondering who is Todd Nelson.

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