WWYDW: Dougie Hamilton and the Edmonton Oilers

Jonathan Willis
June 10 2015 01:12PM

A lot has been written about Dougie Hamilton in recent days and the possibility of an NHL team giving Hamilton an offer sheet, perhaps one so rich that the Boston Bruins have no choice but to let the player go. The team most often posited as being at the other end of that offer sheet? The Edmonton Oilers.

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Top-10 UFA countdown: #8 - Martin St. Louis

Thomas Drance
June 10 2015 09:00AM

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Photo Credit: Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports

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

Over the course of Martin St. Louis' Hall of Fame worthy career the 5-foot-8 winger has won a Hart Trophy, a Stanley Cup, an Olympic Gold Medal and two Art Ross trophies (including one as a 37-year-old). His resume is beyond reproach. 

Built like a bumper car, St. Louis has accomplished everything a hockey player can accomplish. And as much as hockey's trend watchers are fawning over undersized players now, St. Louis has been doing Tyler Johnson-like things for more than a decade. So how can a future Hall of Fame immortal find himself ranked eighth on our countdown of the top unrestricted free agents? 

It's simple really: age catches up to everyone, even the best among us, and St. Louis will turn 40 this month. Thanks to a variety of advances in the field of human performance, players are remaining effective for longer, and no one doubts St. Louis' work ethic or ability to be an outlier, but St. Louis' advancing age combined with his least productive offensive season in 13 years is sure to dampen the enthusiasm with which he's pursued on the free agent market this summer. 

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#EPSstrong Charity T-shirt

baggedmilk
June 09 2015 08:14PM

Woodall

As I'm sure many of you know Constable Daniel Woodall was shot and killed while executing a search warrant here in Edmonton last night. Today the city tries to pick up the pieces, and I want to take a few minutes where we forget about hockey and focus on something much more important. 

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Beardgate

Matt Henderson
June 09 2015 04:33PM

Today, news broke that the head of NBC Sports wants to kill the tradition of the playoff beard for marketing purposes. This bearded man does not approve.

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Ottawa, Edmonton and Goaltending

Jonathan Willis
June 09 2015 01:00PM

Craig Anderson

The Ottawa Senators are looking to trade a goalie, as has been widely reported and would have been plainly obvious in any case to anyone paying even the tiniest bit of attention to the team. The Edmonton Oilers are looking to add a goalie, as has also been widely reported and would also be plainly obvious to anyone paying even the slightest attention.

What does seem to be becoming clearer is the Oilers’ likely target(s), as well as the likely cost of acquisition.

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