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May 01 2015 06:30AM


Dave Nonis speaks after firing, changes Canucks will make, renewed life in Edmonton, Flames round 2 matchup, Jets continue to roll out playoff injury list, more 2015 draft coverage, a classic playoff tilt and more in this week's Roundup brought to you by Draftkings.

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April 30 2015 02:48PM


As we continue the process of getting to know Peter Chiarelli, it's time to find out how much his Bruins teams relied on rookies and help from the farm. Unlike the Oilers, Boston was a Stanley Cup contender during the Chiarelli years—implying rookies and callups were not a big part of the team(s). Let's have a look.

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The Babcock Watch

Jason Gregor
April 30 2015 11:47AM

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The Mike Babcock potential-free-agent story line will intensify now that the Detroit Red Wings are officially out of the playoffs. Babcock's contract doesn't officially expire until June 30th, but with the new rule allowing compensation for coaches in place, I'm inclined to believe the Red Wings and Babcock will sit down and discuss his future very soon.

Two weeks ago most people wouldn't have given Edmonton much chance of landing Babcock, but I wonder if winning the McDavid lottery and hiring Peter Chiarelli has altered that stance.

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April 29 2015 07:37PM

For the Edmonton Oilers, acquiring a player like Matt O'Connor would be a pretty big deal. The organization badly needs to improve up the middle and acquiring an advanced prospect like O'Connor offers cover for procurement mistakes of the past. If the Oilers get O'Connor, how much of a difference will it make?

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Is it worth cheering for Calgary?

Jason Gregor
April 29 2015 11:30AM

The Edmonton Oilers own the Pittsburgh Penguins first round pick in the upcoming NHL entry draft, 16th overall, but that pick could become #15 if the Calgary Flames defeat the Anaheim Ducks in the second round of the NHL playoffs.

Is moving up one spot in the draft worth cheering for the Flames?

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