Defining the history of the Edmonton Oilers rebuild

Jonathan Willis
July 12 2014 09:16AM

Defensive mess

The Edmonton Oilers’ rebuild has taken on a life of its own over the years. The official start date used to be hotly debated, though less of late as the need on the part of some to defend the Tambellini rebuild has dissipated. But looking back, it seems clear that the Oilers’ post-2006 wanderings fall into four distinct segments.

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SAILING THE HIGH C'S

Lowetide
July 11 2014 09:17PM

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As NHL free agency nears the completion of its second week, there's not much left on the shelves. Teams looking for centers and defensemen are especially cornered, because there are very few options. How many centers, who are still available in free agency, are clearly better than Mark Arcobello?

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THIS, THAT AND THE OTHER THING

Robin Brownlee
July 11 2014 04:27PM

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I'd feel comfortable saying GM Craig MacTavish has done a bang-up job filling holes on the roster of the Edmonton Oilers this off-season if he'd acquired another proven NHL centre, but that's unlikely to happen, at least for the time being.

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THE ROUNDUP

Nation World HQ
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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