Top to Bottom — Trade Deadline Edition: Pacific Division

Cam Lewis
February 14 2017 07:00AM

This is a four-part series analyzing where each NHL teams stands heading into the trade deadline based on the context of each division, and the short- and long-term implications of buying or selling with the expansion draft around the corner. 

The Pacific Division is completely wide open. Though San Jose appears to still be the cream of the crop, the Oilers have showed flashes of brilliance, and the Ducks and Kings have a track record of previous success. The Canucks and Flames are in a difficult situation determining whether to buy or sell, while the Coyotes have known for months that their season is over. 

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Monday Musings: Offence MIA

Jason Gregor
February 13 2017 02:47PM

MIA

How quickly things can change. Ten different Edmonton Oilers scored 15 total goals during three victories prior to the All-Star break. However, over the five games played since the All-Star break, the team has only scored four goals.

In a span of two weeks they've dropped from seventh overall in goal scoring down to 13th. They've been shutout twice in their past five games, after being shutout only once in their first 51 games, a night when Craig Anderson was playing with a heavy heart due to his wife Nicholle's recent cancer diagnosis.

Secondary scoring has not been an issue all season. The Oilers aren't a top-five team, but they've been comfortably in the 6-10 range up until the past few games.

The issue has been their unwillingness to battle in the tough areas.

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Monday Mailbag - Solving the Secondary Scoring Problem

baggedmilk
February 13 2017 07:30AM

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The weekend is over, you're back at work, and you need a way to kill some time. I get it, and I'm here to help. As always, I present you with another edition of the Monday Mailbag to help guide you through those workplace lulls. The mailbag only works because of you guys, and if you have a question you can email it to me at baggedmilk@oilersnation.com or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk. Enjoy the break from productivity, friends. 

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The Nation Notebook: Setoguchi's comeback ends, Burns' historic season, and notes on the seller's market

Christian Pagnani
February 13 2017 07:00AM

NNNotebook

The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don't quite deserve their own article. 

The L.A. Kings have put to bed Devin Setoguchi's comeback, as he joins all of the major signings the team made last summer on the waiver wire. Brent Burns is on pace for the best season we've seen from a defenceman in a long time (don't tell Erik Karlsson). And a seller's market has massively upped the asking price for good-but-not-great players, making this deadline likely to be a slow one. 

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WEEKEND UPDATE

Lowetide
February 12 2017 10:45PM

It was an active week for Oilers prospects, with callups and great performances up and down the various leagues. Let's have a look.

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