Edmonton Oilers sign Vladimir Tkachev to entry-level deal (Update: or not)

Jonathan Willis
September 30 2014 09:20AM

Tkachev, Vladimir

Vladimir Tkachev has done nothing but impress since he slipped on an Edmonton Oilers jersey. Now it seems that fans can look forward to him doing it again, because he’s signed an entry-level contract with the team.

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September 30 2014 07:00AM

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At the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Oilers GM Craig MacTavish was wheeling and dealing draft picks. At the time, it looked like the exact opposite of bold, moving down to collect lower draft picks. 15 months later, how do things look?

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GDB -4.0: Make or break

Jason Gregor
September 29 2014 12:43PM


The Oilers play four preseason games in the next six days, and for players on the bubble like Anton Lander, Jesse Joensuu, Martin Marincin, Oscar Klefbom, Darnell Nurse, Brad Hunt, Steve Pinizzotto and Tyler Pitlick, this week will decide whether they start the season in the NHL, AHL or CHL.

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September 29 2014 12:06PM

Ah it’s been quite a week. First we got to announce Jeanshorts is joining the Nation Network full time to head up our new video department. Then last Thursday we told you that The Royal Half has joined the Nation Network as our first American team site.

And now today the grand daddy of them all: we have purchased the immensely popular HockeyFights.com, making it the 9th site in the Nation Network.

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Martin Gernat headlines list of five players demoted by the Oilers

Jonathan Willis
September 29 2014 12:00PM

Gernat, Martin

The Edmonton Oilers responded to their 5-0 loss on Sunday by axing five of the players who appeared in that contest. Some of the names are no surprise, but at least a couple of them left much earlier than expected.

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