Should the Edmonton Oilers trade Nail Yakupov?

Jonathan Willis
July 01 2015 12:01AM

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It’s an interesting, unsettled time for the Oilers’ franchise as new general manager Peter Chiarelli settles in and remakes the team in his preferred image. We don’t know what that image is or who will be sacrificed in its creation, and the rumour mill to-date has been all over the map and not so reliable.

Still, it stands to reason that Nail Yakupov should probably be more unsettled than many of his teammates.

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Edmonton Oilers pass on buyout window

Jonathan Willis
June 30 2015 03:00PM

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Tuesday was the last day to place players on unconditional waivers prior to a buyout, and the Oilers passed on the opportunity, meaning that the obvious candidates for severance will either have to be moved in some other manner or will be around next season.

And that’s just fine.

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Edmonton Oilers issue qualifying offers to three

Jonathan Willis
June 29 2015 02:50PM

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The Edmonton Oilers announced on Monday that they had issues qualifying offers to three of their restricted free agents. Receiving offers were defencemen Justin Schultz and Brandon Davidson, along with right wing Tyler Pitlick.

Not receiving offers: Apparently, everyone else.

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Edmonton Oilers load up on aggressive defencemen at the 2015 Draft

Jonathan Willis
June 27 2015 12:12PM

The Edmonton Oilers walked away from the 2015 NHL Draft with fewer prospects than most expected after making a number of trades, but even so the team managed to add some depth to the organization, primarily on defence, with its later picks at the annual event.

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Edmonton Oilers acquire Cam Talbot from New York Rangers

Jonathan Willis
June 27 2015 08:50AM

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After a lot of speculation, the Edmonton Oilers have found their goaltender. On Saturday, Peter Chiarelli completed a deal to acquire Cam Talbot from the New York Rangers. 

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