AT RANDOM

Robin Brownlee
July 11 2015 12:00PM

The Players’ Tribune is fast becoming one of the must-read sites for hockey fans. The latest article of interest, particularly to followers of the Edmonton Oilers, is Sheldon Souray’s The Wannabe.

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HOW MANY ROOKIES?

Lowetide
July 11 2015 10:17AM

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During Todd McLellan's seven seasons in San Jose, exactly five players classified as rookies dressed for 60 or more games—all of them forwards. As we prepare to watch McLellan evaluate and deploy the Oilers for 2015-16, how many rookies should we expect to see? Not many.

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High-Wire Act No Longer

Matt Henderson
July 10 2015 08:00PM

The addition of Andrej Sekera is going to impact the Oilers in a number of ways. He’s an adept puck distributor who plays 22 minutes a night on the left side. He brings experience and ability to the Oilers. His impact will be felt not just through what he does when he’s on the ice, but also by who he keeps off the ice. Namely, by being the top left handed defender on the team Sekera will keep Klefbom down the order. And that's fantastic.

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Between Two Gregors Episode 2

jeanshorts
July 10 2015 01:15PM


The people demanded it, so the people got it! It's the newest episode of Between Two Gregors! This week we cover bunk beds, playoff beards and 18 year old boys! Let us know in the comments what YOUR answers to the questions are! 

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Trade Thoughts: Brent Seabrook

Jason Gregor
July 10 2015 11:30AM

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It doesn't take much searching to realize Brent Seabrook might be available in a trade. The Chicago Blackhawks are already over the salary cap for next season, and that only includes four D-men on the roster, and Seabrook's contract expires next June.

The Hawks would like to sign him to an extension, but this is likely his final opportunity to land a lucrative long-term contract, and you could understand if he isn't willing to take a discount to stay in Chicago, considering Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews will be making $13.8 million next year.

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