April 22 2016 08:19PM

The Edmonton Oilers have so many left-handed defensemen in the pipeline, if they draft another one the fans might revolt. Timing being everything, there are precious few RHD this draft season. One of them is a mobile defender who is showing well in the NCAA. Meet Charlie McAvoy.

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The Problem with the Pick

Jonathan Willis
April 22 2016 06:22PM

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Once again, the Edmonton Oilers are slated to enjoy a high selection at the NHL’s annual Entry Draft. The exact position of that pick is yet to be determined; it’s possible that Edmonton will have the chance to select future first-line centre Auston Matthews with the first overall pick but more likely that the team will instead get a shot at one of two extremely talented right-shooting Finnish right wings.

The idea of adding a Patrick Laine or Jesse Puljujarvi should be extremely appealing for the Oilers. On the other hand, there’s also a very strong case to trade that pick for immediate help, just as there was for the picks in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

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The Year End Report Card

April 22 2016 01:20PM



After having a few weeks to digest the season that was, we're back with the year end report card. In this edition, I will be asking that you grade how the season as a whole for each of the following players. I have included players from the year end roster as well the players that were traded away throughout the year to find out how you guys think they performed this past season. It's, once again, time to find your favourite marking hat and get to work -- we have judging to do. 

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The NationDrafts Midseason Winner

April 22 2016 07:00AM

My friends, today I am here to bestow the honour of greatness upon a group of fantasy hockey heroes. This group of fantasy warriors put their money where their mouthes are and stepped up by entering a top-20 calibre fantasy team. Today, we announce the winners of the mid-season NationDrafts pool!

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The Roundup

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April 22 2016 05:00AM

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Kyle Dubas staying with the Leafs, 5 losses that shaped the Canucks season, City says no to CalgaryNEXT, should McDavid be Captain in Edmonton, does hitting mean you don't have the puck, how likely can a team come back from 3-1, Top 10 All-time fighters, Jesse Puljujarvi, Patrick Laine and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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