July 06 2015 11:43AM
It’s been clear for a while now that the Edmonton Oilers have too many poor defencemen signed to NHL contracts, but what hasn’t been clear is how the team planned to thin the herd. On Monday we seemed to get an answer.
July 06 2015 10:30AM
When Peter Chiarelli added Griffin Reinhart there was a sense that he was destined for a job with the big club this fall. There is an overabundance of defensemen that the team needed to deal with right now, but Reinhart’s biggest competition might not be from incumbents Ference and Nikitin. It might be from fellow hopeful Darnell Nurse.
July 06 2015 09:00AM
Oh hey there, friendly mailbag readers. It's once again your cue to stop doing anything work related and learn something from your pals at the Nation (most likely me*). I need questions, and those come from you guys, so email me your question to email@example.com or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk and I'll get it into the rotation as soon as I can. With that, I present another edition of the Mailbag. Enjoy.
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July 05 2015 02:00PM
One of the pieces of news we received during the free-agent spree on July 1 was the knowledge that Edmonton was interested in another goaltender. It would be easy to assume that Cam Talbot—Ben Scrivens is the tandem for next season, and it may well be at the end of the day. The shopping news suggests we keep an eye out for change.
July 04 2015 09:19PM
The Edmonton Oilers have Connor McDavid under contract and now attention turns to things like how to handle his development, identifying ideal linemates and his deployment. Perhaps we can get some insight into McDavid's future by looking at Todd McLellan's past.