Canadiens taking “serious calls” on Subban, including calls from the Oilers

Jonathan Willis
June 23 2016 02:51PM

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TSN's Bob McKenzie did a radio hit in Vancouver Thursday afternoon, and made it clear that trade talks centered on Montreal defenceman P.K. Subban have progressed beyond mere due diligence associated with Subban's no-trade clause coming into effect on July 1.

One of the teams making calls? The Edmonton Oilers. 

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WWYDW: Milan Lucic is headed to market

Jonathan Willis
June 22 2016 03:01PM

It’s now official. According to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, both Milan Lucic and Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi have confirmed that the hulking left wing will be heading to free agency

In this week’s edition of What Would You Do Wednesday, we ask how interested the Oilers should be, and what impact a potential Lucic signing would have on the roster.

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Does Andrej Sekera need a right-shot partner?

Jonathan Willis
June 20 2016 08:13PM

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One of the things that made Andrej Sekera attractive to the Oilers last summer—besides being the best defencemen on the free agent market—was versatility. He’s a two-way defencemen who does a little bit of everything and has experience playing both sides of the ice.

Given that experience, should Edmonton plan to bump him to the right side of its defensive depth chart, thereby clearing space on the left side and filling a need on the right?

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Edmonton Oilers sign Tyler Pitlick to a one-year deal

Jonathan Willis
June 17 2016 01:20PM

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It appears that Tyler Pitlick’s time with the Edmonton Oilers is not yet over. On Friday the club announced that it had signed the 2010 second-round selection to a one-year contract extension. 

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Despite Trading Goligoski, Stars May Not Re-Sign Jason Demers

Jonathan Willis
June 17 2016 01:17AM

On Wednesday, the Dallas Stars traded defencemen Alex Goligoski to Arizona in exchange for a late draft pick. Goligoski, a pending unrestricted free agent, was one of three significant UFA blueliners on the Stars roster.

That list includes Jason Demers, who is far-and-away the best right-shot defender in free agency this year and also an obvious target for the Edmonton Oilers this summer. However, it appears the departure of Goligoski does not necessarily mean that Demers will be back with the Stars.

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