The Roundup

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January 09 2015 07:00AM


World Junior gold, Phil Kessel exchange with reporter, Leafs fire Carlyle, 5 coaching candidates, Todd Nelson needs to go, Flames at the halfway mark, catching up with former Canucks and more in this week's Roundup.

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Shaping the 2015-16 Edmonton Oilers defence

Jonathan Willis
January 08 2015 09:24PM


One of the problems that the Oilers have to address between now and whenever they’re going to be competitive is the state of their defence. It’s been a weak point for ages, and has never recovered from the Steve Tambellini-led dismantling it underwent at the start of the current rebuild.

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A new plan for Oilers development?

Jason Gregor
January 08 2015 02:46PM

The Oilers' recent track record of developing players has not been good. Too often they have rushed players to the NHL, or in some cases to the American Hockey League. However, their decision to send Leon Draisaitl back to the Western Hockey League, finally, was correct and hopefully a sign that the organization is going to be more patient with their young players moving forward.

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Bob Green Promoted; More Changes to Come?

Jonathan Willis
January 08 2015 01:43PM

Green, Bob

As of this writing there hasn’t been an official announcement, but according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie the Oilers have made a move in their front office, elevating Bob Green to a position of oversight over all scouting.

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January 07 2015 07:25PM

Tonight in Kelowna, Leon Draisaitl resumes his junior career on a loaded team looking to go deep  into the WHL playoffs and perhaps gain entry into the Memorial Cup championships. The last couple of days have been fascinating to watch, as various hockey people from the NHL and WHL have chimed in on the young man's future.

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