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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OILERS GIVE ASSESSMENTS ON 2013 DRAFT HAUL

Lowetide
June 15 2014 03:02PM

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The Edmonton Oilers are busy getting ready for the 2014 Entry Draft, and looking forward to adding a big piece of the future at No. 3 overall. Today, the club gave fans an update on prospect progress from the 2013 crop, and passed along some interesting items along the way.

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Dustin Byfuglien, Person of Interest?

Jonathan Willis
June 14 2014 11:43PM

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Big Dustin Byfuglien has been a fixture in trade rumours the last few years, and a favoured whipping boy of the Winnipeg press. I’ve said before that he’d be a fantastic fit on the Oilers’ blue line, but the people who run the team don’t spend a lot of time asking me for my view of Edmonton’s defence corps.

But I bet they talk to new defensive coach Craig Ramsay about it, and few NHL coaches could speak as authoritatively about Byfuglien’s utility on the back end.

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