July 02 2014 07:03PM


The current slow play by GM Craig MacTavish at center benefits Mark Arcobello in a big way. Even if the Oilers go out and find a suitable 2line C, Arcobello will compete with No. 3 overall pick Leon Draisaitl for 3line duty this fall. Even if THAT duel ends in a loss for the diminutive center, he'll hang around as an extra forward waiting for slump or injury. Mark Arcobello keeps matriculating!

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3 Thoughts - Free Agency, Hockey Insiders, & Grabbing Ass

July 02 2014 02:30PM

I'm a thinker

When I'm not busy putting my feet up and pretending to be busy, I'm a deep thinker. I always have something rolling around in my brain. Usually these things have to do with the female anatomy and jelly beans, but once per week I bang my head against the desk and see what falls out. This week I offer my wisdoms on Oilers free agency, rumours, and Claude Giroux.

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What should the Edmonton Oilers be willing to trade for Patrik Berglund?

Jonathan Willis
July 02 2014 02:13PM


The St. Louis Blues are stacked at centre. Paul Stastny and KHL star Jori Lehtera (who looks like he’ll be a top-nine forward immediately) join a group that already had a pretty good quartet in David Backes, Vladimir Sobotka, Patrik Berglund and Max Lapierre.

It’s been suggested that the Blues would probably be very willing to move Berglund. Is he a fit in Edmonton?

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LFR: Have a bag of money

Steve Dangle
July 02 2014 11:28AM

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NHL free agency is where GM's go crazy and players get to swim in money like Scrooge McDuck.

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Kelty Auction #4 - Development Camp with NHLers ***UPDATED***

July 02 2014 11:19AM


Today is the 4th auction in our drive to raise as much money for Kelty as possible. At this point, we've raised $1950 that will be going directly to Kelty's family to help with the cost of her surgery. We've still got some great items to go, so keep checking with us to see what's happening. If you don't have the cash to bid on the auction, we don't blame you, but you can still help us by sharing and spreading the word. Today's item is a spot in Brian Sutherby's hockey development camp. If you've got a little hockey player in your family that would love to spend some time with some NHLers, this is for them. Thanks, Nation.

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