Stanley Cup Finals Musings

Jason Strudwick
June 09 2015 11:00AM

Built

As a player I always enjoyed analyzing the way both Stanley Cup Final teams were built. It was a good way to compare my own team to the elite squads in the league and to see how far (or close) we were to real success. There were springs where I felt my team wasn't too many pieces away. There were other springs where I just stopped the process entirely.

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The McDavid Effect: Attracting UFAs

Matt Henderson
June 09 2015 09:02AM

McDavid

Call it “The McDavid Effect” -- the power of a single teenage player to turn the fortunes of the Edmonton Oilers. Is it real? We’ve seen new corporate leadership, team management, and a coaching regime all coincide with Edmonton winning the draft lottery. Will it extend into free agency?

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Oilers extend Andrew Miller, Brad Hunt

Jonathan Willis
June 08 2015 11:35AM

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The Edmonton Oilers announced on Monday that they had re-signed a pair of depth players, inking right wing Andrew Miller and defenceman Brad Hunt to one-year contract extensions.

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Monday Mailbag - June 8th

baggedmilk
June 08 2015 09:07AM

Mailbag

It's the time of the week that everyone loves the most - Mailbag time! As always, I've taken your questions and sent them out to our writers to get the answers you've always been looking for. I say it every where, but this segment is entirely dependent on you guys to make work so send me your questions. You can email me at baggedmilk@oilersnation or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk. Enjoy.

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TOP-10 UFA COUNTDOWN: #9—ANTTI NIEMI

Lowetide
June 08 2015 08:00AM

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This is a series counting down the top-10 pending UFAs. It will be posted across the Nation Network over the next month! Enjoy!

Antti Niemi is the most famous free-agent goalie available this summer and that should result in a big payday. NHL teams in need of a starter can look for a trade—and there are quality options available, reportedly in Ottawa and Vancouver—but adding free agent is merely a cap hit and that will have major appeal for many teams.

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