Derek Roy, Anton Lander and Leon Draisaitl isn’t enough

Jonathan Willis
March 20 2015 02:59PM


Once again, the Edmonton Oilers are facing tough decisions at centre ice. A year ago, they talked themselves into going with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Boyd Gordon and a bunch of uninspiring maybes. This year, the maybes are a little more compelling, but the basic choice remains the same.

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Should Darnell Nurse play in the NHL or AHL next season?

Jonathan Willis
March 19 2015 05:30PM

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The Edmonton Oilers have an interesting decision coming up in the fall with respect to defenceman Darnell Nurse. The 2013 first-rounder will be making the jump to the professional ranks, and the question is whether he should do that in Edmonton and the NHL or with the Oilers’ AHL affiliate in Bakersfield, California.

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The Oilers must aggressively shop their draft picks

Jonathan Willis
March 19 2015 03:00PM

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The Edmonton Oilers have a lot of picks at this summer’s draft. General manager Craig MacTavish should be aggressively shopping them. 

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Could Martin Jones fix the Oilers’ goaltending problem?

Jonathan Willis
March 13 2015 12:09AM

One of Edmonton’s big question marks for next season is goaltending. The Oilers have been badly let down by their goaltenders this year, and the expectation is that general manager Craig MacTavish will once more attempt to address the position this summer.

Might he again turn to the Los Angeles Kings for help?

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If the Oilers pick third overall at the 2015 draft

Jonathan Willis
March 12 2015 08:00AM

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There is no secret about who the first and second overall picks of the 2015 Draft will be. Connor McDavid, a true franchise talent, will go first overall. Jack Eichel, a legitimate first overall selection in most years, will go second.

If the Oilers end up with the third overall pick – a distinct possibility – what could the team do?

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