How much should the Edmonton Oilers worry about the expansion draft?

Jonathan Willis
September 25 2016 01:55PM


One of the interesting arguments that came up last night in the context of the Jacob Trouba discussion was the expansion draft, with the suggestion being made that Darnell Nurse’s exemption from that draft would make it extremely difficult for the Edmonton Oilers to contemplate a trade involving one for the other.

How great a worry is that, really?

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Does Jacob Trouba's trade request create an opportunity for the Oilers?

Jonathan Willis
September 24 2016 05:39PM

Jacob Trouba has requested a trade from the Winnipeg Jets. The Edmonton Oilers, like many other teams, have a need for defensive help on the right side. Is there an opportunity here for the club to further bolster the position?

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Getting the Most Out of Nail Yakupov

Jonathan Willis
September 23 2016 07:18PM


Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli and head coach Todd McLellan wasted no time getting back from the World Cup, rushing back to Alberta to oversee their NHL team’s training camp.

Both were asked on their first day back about what’s expected of Nail Yakupov this season, and both were largely supportive of the 2012 first overall pick.

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WCOH Game 10: Canada vs. Europe

Jonathan Willis
September 21 2016 05:53PM


Canada and “Europe” are both bound for the playoff round of the World Cup, but that doesn’t make this final game of the preliminary round meaningless. The winner finishes the group segment with a perfect record; the loser draws Sweden in the semifinal. It’s a game worth winning.

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WWYDW: Does Ryan Nugent-Hopkins have a long-term place on the Oilers?

Jonathan Willis
September 21 2016 03:03PM


The Edmonton Oilers are in the unique position of having three different centres playing well at the World Cup of Hockey. Leon Draisaitl has been a leading light for the shocking Team Europe, while Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Connor McDavid have played well for the North American entry.

In this week’s What Would You Do Wednesday, we ask if this abundance of riches down the middle means that it’s time for Edmonton to move out Nugent-Hopkins.

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