Should the Oilers be interested in Jared Spurgeon?

Jonathan Willis
May 16 2015 10:55AM

Jared Spurgeon’s name is an interesting entry into the offseason rumour mill. On the one hand, he’s just 25 years old, a right shot and an excellent young player. On the other hand, at 5’9” and 176 pounds, he was the smallest defender in the entire NHL to play more than five games last season.

Would Edmonton be a good fit, or should his size scare them off?

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Taking Advantage of Cap Hell: Boston Bruins Edition

Jonathan Willis
May 16 2015 08:00AM

Peter Chiarelli

This is going to be a difficult summer for many teams thanks to a salary cap which has risen by less than expected early in the year. For a team like the Edmonton Oilers, there’s a chance to land talent from a team in cap trouble.

Taking Advantage of Cap Hell is dedicated to looking at clubs reportedly in cap trouble and figuring out who might shake loose. We start with Peter Chiarelli’s old haunt: the Boston Bruins.

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What Should the Edmonton Oilers do with their draft picks?

Jonathan Willis
May 15 2015 12:41PM

Draft Lottery

With Montreal’s second round exit from the postseason, we now have a pretty strong idea of where the Edmonton Oilers will be picking in this year’s NHL Entry Draft. That, of course, assumes that the team keeps all of this year’s draft picks. What should Edmonton do with the collection of selections it has assembled?

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Overhauling the Edmonton Oilers' Defence

Jonathan Willis
May 14 2015 06:00AM

Peter Chiarelli2

Last week, we considered a long list of unrestricted free agent defencemen and asked which of them the Edmonton Oilers should target this July 1. But if we’re looking at a total overhaul of the blue line, more than just free agency is going to be involved.

What might a total road map for the summer’s blue line moves look like?

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Is Todd McLellan the Edmonton Oilers' man?

Jonathan Willis
May 09 2015 08:07PM

Todd McLellan2

Edmonton's coaching situation is obviously the item at the top of G.M. Peter Chiarelli's to-do list, and it appears he isn't wasting any time. According to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, the Oilers are in hot pursuit of Todd McLellan, and the team hasn't let up despite the fact that Detroit's Mike Babcock is now testing the market.

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