Monday Musings: Oilers and offer sheets

Jason Gregor
June 15 2015 02:00PM

monday musings

The long NHL season will conclude tonight or Wednesday and then all the focus will switch to the draft, free agency, buyout candidates and the salary cap issues many teams have. The NHL off-season has become as exciting as the regular season, well, at least in Edmonton anyway. That could change as the team improves, but for the past six seasons Oilers fans have been much more excited in June/July than they have in November-April.

This off-season will be filled with intrigue and suspense as we watch to see how new general manager Peter Chiarelli will mold his hockey club.

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NELSON TO GRAND RAPIDS?

Lowetide
June 15 2015 11:32AM

nelson capture

Todd Nelson will have a new team to coach in 2014-15 and it could be at the Van Andel area in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Oklahoma City's coach, who mentored so many young Oilers prospects over four plus seasons, may be doing good work for the Detroit Red Wings beginning this fall.

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Monday Mailbag - June 15th

baggedmilk
June 15 2015 08:32AM

NugeMail

It's your favourite time of the week! The mailbag is back with the answers to all the questions you've always been wondering about.  If you want to submit a question, just email it to me at baggedmilk@oilersnation.com or hit me up on Twitter. The questions don't all have to be Oilers related, so be creative. Our panel brings a world of wisdom and will be sure to answer your dilemma. It's your time to shine, Nation. Enjoy.

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Taking Advantage of Cap Hell: Minnesota Wild Edition

Jonathan Willis
June 15 2015 06:30AM

Chuck Fletcher

This is going to be a difficult summer for many teams thanks to a salary cap which has risen by less than expected early in the year. For a team like the Edmonton Oilers, there’s a chance to land talent from a team in cap trouble.

Taking Advantage of Cap Hell is dedicated to looking at clubs reportedly in cap trouble and figuring out who might shake loose. Today our focus turns to a team that has been suggested as a possible trading partner for the Oilers: the Minnesota Wild.

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AHL PIPELINE

Lowetide
June 14 2015 09:48PM

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The Manchester Monarchs won the AHL championship this weekend and are the Calder Cup champions—different than the Calder Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL's rookie of the year—save for being named after league builder Frank Calder.

The Monarchs victory gives us a chance to view the league's best minor league team and compare it to the Oilers' farm system. How many legit NHL prospects played in Manchester this season? How many graduated? How does that compare to the Oilers? Let's have a look. Lists based on how close prospect is to NHL-ready.

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