LFR: Have a bag of money

Steve Dangle
July 02 2014 11:28AM

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NHL free agency is where GM's go crazy and players get to swim in money like Scrooge McDuck.

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Kelty Auction #4 - Development Camp with NHLers ***UPDATED***

baggedmilk
July 02 2014 11:19AM

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Today is the 4th auction in our drive to raise as much money for Kelty as possible. At this point, we've raised $1950 that will be going directly to Kelty's family to help with the cost of her surgery. We've still got some great items to go, so keep checking with us to see what's happening. If you don't have the cash to bid on the auction, we don't blame you, but you can still help us by sharing and spreading the word. Today's item is a spot in Brian Sutherby's hockey development camp. If you've got a little hockey player in your family that would love to spend some time with some NHLers, this is for them. Thanks, Nation.

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Will You Play Hockey For Food?

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
July 02 2014 02:00AM

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There are three staples in the average Canadian person's life: hockey, being nice, and being nice as a means to play more hockey. If you can find a way to combine the three, then you've created the best thing ever. Five Hole For Food does just that, and begins their 2014 cross-Canada tour today.

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An NHL Defence

Jonathan Willis
July 01 2014 07:45PM

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It’s possible to question the defencemen Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish added to the team’s blue line this week. It’s possible to argue that contracts were handed out that were too rich or for too many years. It’s extremely fair to note the lack of high-end players on the blue line.

But what is inarguable is that Edmonton’s defence has been dramatically improved from where it was a year ago. As far as I’m concerned, MacTavish deserves a lot of credit for taking the worst defensive group in the NHL and turning them into something vaguely resembling a major-league blueline group.

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Free agency begins...Oilers sign Fayne and Pouliot

Jason Gregor
July 01 2014 10:02AM

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The Dallas Stars got a jump on the rest of the NHL when they acquired Jason Spezza and Ludvig Karlsson for Alec Chiasson, Alex Guptill, Nicholas Paul and 2nd round pick in 2015.

The West continues to get stronger, and if the Oilers plan to become competitive in two years they must develop Leon Draisaitl correctly. You need elite centres, two of them, to compete in the western conference. 

The Oilers won't get an elite centre in free agency, but they will try to find some quality veterans to help the Oilers young core become more competitive.

BREAKING...Oilers sign Mark Fayne to a four-year deal at $3.5 million/year and Benoit Pouliot for five years at $4 mill/year.

Former Oiler, Ales Hemsky, signs in Dallas for three years at $4 million/year 

Oilers sign Keith Aulie to a one-year deal. Good depth guy. He can be a #6/7 and it is better that he sits in the pressbox instead of a young D-man.

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