Robin Brownlee
June 26 2014 11:12AM


"Craig MacTavish wants to be in on everything."

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June 25 2014 05:51PM

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Darren Dreger of TSN told the nation today two things: the Oilers are "looking for a center" and "Sam Gagner's name seems to surface annually at the draft." For Sam Gagner, center, that suggests this fall is going to see at least a position change, maybe more. Question: how much trade value does 89 have?

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3 Thoughts - Nikitin, Cuba Gooding Jr, Charity Week

June 25 2014 03:07PM


For the past seven days I have literally had nothing rolling around in my head except beef jerky and jellybeans. It wasn't until yesterday where the machinery in my brain (picture a device similar to a cotton gin) started rolling around and figuring things out. This week, I give my thoughts on the Nikita Nikitin signing, Cuba Gooding Jr. at the NHL Awards, and Charity Week here at the Nation. 

As always, I welcome your thoughts and your debates.

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Realistic Expectations

Jonathan Willis
June 25 2014 11:01AM


The Edmonton Oilers, as is well-known at this point, have signed Nikita Nikitin to a two-year deal with an average annual value of $4.5 million.

The interesting thing about the signing isn’t the deal itself, which was bad but defensible. It’s what it says about the Oilers. A team with Edmonton’s defence that prioritizes Nikitin cannot realistically expect to contend for a playoff berth in 2014-15.

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Oilers sign Nikitin

Jason Gregor
June 25 2014 08:51AM


The Oilers signed Nikita Nikitin to a two-year deal worth $4.5 million/year. Will the price tag is a little high, but the Oilers aren't in a cap crunch and it was worth it to sign him for a bit more money for only two years. This will allow the Oilers to develop Martin Marincin, Oscar Klefbom and Darnell Nurse slowly rather than rush their development.

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