The Roundup

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June 19 2015 06:45AM


Oilers and Flames need help in the pipes, Cam Talbot, Eddie Lack, as many as 8 teams interested in Phil Kessel, top 5 trade destinations for Dion Phaneuf, McDavid, Kassian, Hudler, NHL buyout options, a great scrap, free agency, draft profiles and more in this week's Roundup

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June 18 2015 09:26PM

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Oilers fans are just over a week away from screaming their brains out as Connor McDavid is announced as the latest No. 1 overall selection in team history. It will be an astonishing moment, one we will remember for the rest of our lives. It's easy then to overlook another major moment, same night. What to do at No. 16?

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The Nation Awards: IT'S VOTING TIME...

June 18 2015 12:53PM


On Tuesday I asked you for the nominees. Today we start the voting to determine the winners. The PHWA may not let you help with these kind of decisions but we certainly will. 

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Top-10 UFA Countdown: #5 Paul Martin

Thomas Drance
June 18 2015 11:00AM

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This is a series counting down the top-10 pending UFAs. It will be posted across the Nation Network over the next month! Enjoy!

Paul Martin, 34, is getting a bit long in the tooth, but he remains a sturdy defensive defender with the ability to transition the puck and win the territorial matchup against top-of-the-roster competition. If you're sensing that the theme of our unrestricted free agent countdown is "he's useful, but kind of old!" then you're catching on.

The American-born Martin will be among the best blue liners available on July 1, and has the ability to significant improve the complexion of a club in need of an upgrade on the back end in the short-term. He's 34 though, and we might reasonably expect him to begin to incur diminishing returns going forward (and there's reason to believe he might already be on the down swing).

Read on past the jump for more.

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Should the Edmonton Oilers re-sign Richard Bachman?

Jonathan Willis
June 18 2015 08:00AM


One of the names that occasionally comes up in these parts is that of Richard Bachman, who has been a faithful servant of the Oilers’ organization. He’s offered Oklahoma City reliable netminding and Edmonton a capable No. 3 goalie over two years with the franchise. Should he be back for a third campaign?

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