Robin Brownlee
August 25 2014 03:54PM


No matter how you spin it, Sam Gagner had a putrid season with the Edmonton Oilers in 2013-14 with a career-low 37 points before being shown the door – to the delight of many – and ending up with the Arizona Coyotes via a trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Monday Mailbag - August 25th

August 25 2014 01:00PM


Here comes your weekly chance to skip out on doing anything work related on Monday mornings - it's the mailbag. As always, you guys drive this segment, and I need your questions to make it work.  If you've got a question you can email it to me at  Sit back, grab a coffee, and put off any actual work items that you have to do - it's time to learn something.


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Random refreshed thoughts...

Jason Gregor
August 25 2014 11:17AM


Fresh off a two-week holiday, with the dog days of August behind us and rookie camps and main camps just around the corner, I feel energized and excited as we enter one of the best stretches in the sporting calendar.

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The Subban Comp

Jonathan Willis
August 24 2014 02:32PM


A little over a week ago, we learned from Jim Matheson that Justin Schultz’s camp was looking to the P.K. Subban bridge deal as a possible comparable in conversations with the Oilers, but that an average annual value starting with a “2” wasn’t something that had much appeal to them.

A few days after that, Bob Stauffer speculated that a one-year deal was the most likely route out of the current impasse between player and team.

What happens if we combine those two reports?

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August 24 2014 10:40AM


The Edmonton Oilers played a crazy and entertaining game of musical chairs with NHL goaltenders last season. From afar, I'm sure it looked a little nutty—the difference in established level of ability between Devan Dubnyk and Ben Scrivens is not great—but for Oiler fans it all made sense. In this way, it may be the ultimate example of why numbers get lost when the visual is so overpowering. Can it happen again?

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