July 05 2014 09:49PM


The Edmonton Oilers 2014 draft basically comes down to Leon Draisaitl, William Lagesson and a bunch of guys. We've discussed Leon the Professional at length, and we'll discuss the bunch of guys later. Tonight: William Lagesson.

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Justin Schultz, Jeff Petry take a pass on salary arbitration

Jonathan Willis
July 05 2014 04:36PM


One of the interesting wrinkles in the contract negotiations between defencemen Justin Schultz and Jeff Petry was that the players had the right to take the team to arbitration, a right that had to be exercised by 5:00 PM New York time on July 5 if a hearing was to take place.

In an interesting bit of non-news, neither player was among the 20 listed by the NHLPA as filing for arbitration.

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Kelty Auction #7 & #8 - Tickets and a Hotel Stay

July 05 2014 09:10AM


Happy Saturday everyone! Today we're going to start ramping up the auctions to 2 per day, and they're both in the same article. At this point, we've raised nearly $4000 for Kelty's physio and we're sure that today's items will be able to get to that mark. Today I will have both auction items in the same thread, and each will have their own submission form so make sure you keep your eye out for what you're bidding on. Today's items? We've got 2 tickets to the Oilers vs Capitals on October 22nd, and the second item is a night at the Hilton Garden Inn. Check it out


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Vincent Lecavalier is a bad idea

Jonathan Willis
July 05 2014 07:00AM


According to pretty much every sports journalist in Philadelphia, Vincent Lecavalier is on the trade block.

Understandably, some in Edmonton have suggested him as a fit for the Oilers. He’s a reasonably big name, he’d add some size up the middle (6’4”, 215 pounds) and he’s still a very capable scorer.

It’s a bad idea.

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July 04 2014 10:18PM

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A year ago, the Edmonton Oilers were trying to find bold and fans were discussing their free-agent haul. The Oilers had an interesting draft and an active free agent period, but there was a sense more was required.

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There were some clues that linked St. Louis to Edmonton—or more accurately, led us to the conclusion the Blues were in need of a deal to ease their cap pain.

We discussed it four days before the trade, here.

Are there clues tonight available that indicate the next move for Edmonton?

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