What is Stralman worth?

Jason Gregor
June 16 2014 11:03PM

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Anton Stralman turns 28 on August 1st. He's already played 394 regular season games and 55 playoff games. He is pending UFA, and there has been some great debate over how good he is.

Let's start with what most of us agree on, he is a solid second pairing D-man. However, the debate heats up when you discuss how good is he, how good can he be in the future and how much should a team spend on him in free agency?

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Monday Mailbag - June 16th

baggedmilk
June 16 2014 02:01PM

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I know how much you love learning, and the Monday Mailbag is your opportunity to do so. This segment is completely dependant on you guys so send your questions in. I'll send everyone that submits a question a sticker package from the Nation as a thank you. You can submit your question by emailing me at baggedmilk@oilersnation.com or by hitting me up on Twitter - @jsbmbaggedmilk.

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Next season begins now

Jason Gregor
June 16 2014 11:45AM

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The NHL's busiest three-week stretch involving player movement is upon us.

The compliance buyout period starts today. Keep in mind teams need to put a player on waivers before they can buy him out, and only Aaron Rome (Dallas Stars) was on waivers as of 11:15 MDT, but a team could announce its intent to use one later today.

The buyouts are just the beginning.

Free agent interviews, the 2014 draft, player elected arbitration, free agency and multiple trades will all occur before July 6th.

It should be an exciting 21-day stretch.

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CAN'T KEEP THE KIDS DOWN ON THE FARM

Lowetide
June 16 2014 10:01AM

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According to an article in the Edmonton Sun by Terry Jones, Craig MacTavish won't rush the kids, including the defensemen.One problem: They're already better than the veterans.

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Edmonton Oilers sign Iiro Pakarinen

Jonathan Willis
June 16 2014 02:47AM

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The Oilers added a name to their 50-man list on Sunday, signing Finnish winger Iiro Pakarinen. Who is he, and what does he add to the group?

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