Edmonton Oilers sign Tyler Pitlick to a one-year deal

Jonathan Willis
June 17 2016 01:20PM


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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The Nation Awards: Voting Time

June 17 2016 10:06AM


Last week I asked you for nominees for the Nation Awards, and 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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Andrew Ference Cannot Be Bought Out, and the Sky is Blue

Chris the Intern
June 17 2016 07:00AM

The first NHL buy-out win began on Wednesday, and will run until 7pm MST on June 30th. During this time, the Oilers have the opportunity to buy out any contract that they please. Unfortunately, due to some injury circumstances, the one player that was most likely to be bought out, cannot be -- I'm looking at you Andrew Ference. 

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
June 17 2016 05:00AM


The NHL is boring, Kessel gets it done, is Matthews really better than Laine, what do the Canucks have at 5, remembering Gordie Howe, Flames buyouts, where will Yakupov go, the NHL draft, Vegas expansion, free agency, Randy Carlyle and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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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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