Succession Planning

Jonathan Willis
April 23 2015 10:35AM

Craig MacTavish16

Any competent NHL general manager needs to make decisions with an eye on the short-, mid- and long-term. For the Edmonton Oilers, part of that means making rough plans now for next summer’s free agents. This is something that has started already – the David Perron trade saw the Oilers move a significant player prior to his rental season – and needs to continue as the team draws up its game-plan for this summer.

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Embrace the Hate, Nation

baggedmilk
April 23 2015 08:30AM


There are fans and pundits around the NHL that think the Edmonton Oilers don't deserve Connor McDavid... Hi haterz!

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Nurse vs. McDavid: Glimpse to the future

Jason Gregor
April 22 2015 06:15PM

NurseMcDavid

Darnell Nurse and his Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds will battle Connor McDavid and the Erie Otters in the Ontario Hockey League semi-finals starting tomorrow. Both teams are loaded with elite young players and first round draft picks, but Oilers fans will be paying close attention to Nurse and McDavid. You can watch the first two games on line, and games three (Sunday),four (Tuesday) and five (next Thursday) on Sportsnet 360.

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CHANGES

Robin Brownlee
April 22 2015 12:40PM

Peter Chiarelli

There have been multiple reports in the last hour that former Boston Bruins’ GM Peter Chiarelli is in town and meeting with the Edmonton Oilers today. So, what are they talking about?

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Time For A New Plan

Matt Henderson
April 22 2015 11:37AM

Winning the lottery means a lot of things for this franchise that will now be buying rounds for every bingo caller for the rest of time. A few random ping pong balls in the right sequence and the entire organizational philosophy can take a 180 degree turn. A week ago we were talking about another “Developmental year”. Now there would be no greater mistake than sitting back and waiting for magic to happen on its own.

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