Free Agency Live Blog ***UPDATED***

July 01 2014 10:00AM


Is there anything better than Canada Day and free agency falling on the same day? For some reason, the NHL wanted to keep the two days separate (like spending time with family is important... pfft) but I think it's a great way to spend the day.  Join me as I live blog the free agency spectacle from an Oiler standpoint. We'll take a look at rumours going around Twitter, the guys we sign, and the guys we missed out on. Happy Canada Day, Nation!

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Auction for Kelty - Signed and Framed Hemsky Jersey

July 01 2014 09:12AM


Today is round 3 of the #KeltyCan auction for this very special little girl and we've got a great item for you.  Very quickly, Kelty is a 4 year old girl that is desperate need of an expensive muscle lengthening surgery down in the US and we've taken it upon ourselves to raise as much money as possible to help the family out. We can't thank you guys enough for your time and even if you're not bidding do us a favour and share this article. Thanks, Nation!

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June 30 2014 06:55PM

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In the summer of 2011, Steve Tambellini hit the free agent market with some cash and about 10 holes in the roster. When the smoke cleared, we were greeted by Cam Barker, Eric Belanger, Darcy Hordichuk, Andy Sutton (via trade), Ben Eager and Corey Potter. The additions weren't enough, and the club spiraled downward again that winter, resulting in another No. 1 overall selection in 2012.

Craig MacTavish has a shorter list, but the pressure is greater too. After a generation in the depths of the standings, Edmonton Oiler fans have finally run out of goodwill, patience and hope.

Have the Edmonton Oilers heard you? We find out tomorrow.

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Edmonton Oilers qualify everyone... except Taylor Fedun

Jonathan Willis
June 30 2014 04:18PM


The Edmonton Oilers issued qualifying offers to their restricted free agents on Monday, and for the most part they stayed the course. Every single RFA received a contract, with one exception: defenceman Taylor Fedun.

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Three scoring lines: They really mean it

Jonathan Willis
June 30 2014 01:01PM

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The trade of Sam Gagner for Teddy Purcell was a positive one for the Oilers in a lot of ways. It added a useful top-six forward to the mix, someone with a history of strong possession numbers and good scoring totals. As an added bonus, it added a 6’3” winger who has missed all of three games in four seasons.

It also signaled, more convincingly than the words of management or the reports from those privy to inside information could, that Edmonton is committed to running three scoring lines at forward next season.

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