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July 11 2014 10:29AM

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After weeks of madness with the draft and free agency, we take a look at what teams did and more

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Is David Moss worth a phone call?

Jonathan Willis
July 11 2014 02:14AM

On Thursday, Fox Sports’ Andy Strickland reported that free agent winger David Moss had a tentative deal in place with a team in Switzerland. The caveat was that he had an out clause if he could land an NHL contract in the next week.

It’s a unique situation, and I can’t help wondering if it’s one that should interest the Oilers.

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Blues’ blunder likely ends possibility of trade with Edmonton

Jonathan Willis
July 10 2014 02:14PM

Remember all of those optimistic columns about a potential trade between Edmonton and St. Louis for the No. 2/3 centre the Oilers would love to add?

There was a complication on Thursday, as the Blues lost the excellent Vladimir Sobotka to the KHL, potentially for the next three seasons.

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The Defencemen of the 2011 Draft

Jonathan Willis
July 09 2014 08:44PM

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One of the items not often commented on in the enthusiasm over the reworked Oilers defensive depth chart is the lack of established call-up options behind Oscar Klefbom. Edmonton is going to be leaning on the kids if injuries strike, and disproportionately those kids were taken in the 2011 Draft.

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IS LEON DRAISAITL NHL-READY?

Lowetide
July 09 2014 05:02PM

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After his performance in Jasper at the Oilers orientation camp, some Oiler fans are thinking Leon Draisaitl might be NHL-ready. That doesn't matter, fans don't make the roster decisions. However, Edmonton's trading of Sam Gagner right after the draft, added to inactivity in the trade market, suggest management may also feel he's worthy of a long NHL look this fall. Is he?

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