First Star, Worst Star: November 30, 2014

November 30 2014 07:30AM

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It's Sunday, it's colder than something that is, like, INCREDIBLY cold outside, and you can't watch football ALL day, so why not hunker down in your favorite footy pyjamas and take a gander at this week's First Star, Worst Star!

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November 29 2014 08:07PM


As if there wasn't enough to think about, the Edmonton Oilers are going to have to make a decision on Nail Yakupov in 2015. Do they sign him or trade him? Could they receive real value in a deal? If they can't, and decide to bring him back, how much should the contract pay annually? Will the KHL come calling? And of course the biggest question of all: Is Nail Yakupov part of the solution?

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Next Year Time

Jonathan Willis
November 29 2014 02:28PM

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As anyone with even a passing interest in the Oilers knows, the team is pushing hard to try and improve its roster in the hopes of stemming the bleeding at all positions this season. Those efforts shouldn’t be mistaken as an attempt to save the 2014-15 season; the current campaign is irretrievable. Instead, any trade made will be made with the twin intention of stopping the bleeding this year and setting the team up for improvements in 2015-16.

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November Picture Contest Finalists

November 29 2014 12:03PM


As you guys know, there is nothing that I love more than giving away Wanye’s stuff while he’s gone.  SO, I decided that it might be fun to have a picture contest and keep the entries rolling in all month long.  I got some amazing pictures emailed to me, and I got some heartbreakers - as always the Nation stepped up in a big way. Today, we start the voting. 

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Would You Do It Again?

Matt Henderson
November 29 2014 09:39AM


One of the big off-season moves that MacTavish made this year was moving out Sam Gagner in exchange for Teddy Purcell. After years of waiting for him to take the next step in his development it never came. The team felt it was time to move on, and maybe he did a little too. But here we are just a couple of months into the NHL season looking to exchange a scoring NHL winger for a depth Centerman when all they had to do was hold onto the one they had.

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