July 18 2015 12:00PM

We're several weeks past the draft and back stories are trickling in. From the hilarious to the ridiculous, there are a few things worth noting before we move along.

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Edmonton Oilers’ Defence Corps: 2015-16 vs. 2014-15

Jonathan Willis
July 18 2015 08:00AM


The summer of 2015 will be remembered as a time when sanity prevailed in free agency, when the contracts were reasonable and quality players lasted late into July. Given the odd surplus of quality players on defence, it’s worth taking a look at how Edmonton’s weakest position last season has changed over the summer so far, just to see if there’s a need to add another piece.

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The Summer Vacation Photoshop Finalists

July 17 2015 04:00PM


Over the past week I've been collecting entries for the Summer Vacation photoshop contest. As always, the Nation stepped up to the plate and absolutely crushed it. Now comes the hard part... We have to pick a winner.

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Arena deal pushes Rush out of town

Jason Gregor
July 17 2015 02:00PM

**This isn't about hockey. It isn't about lacrosse. It is about a bad decision by the city.**

The Edmonton Rush won the Champions Cup on June 5th, and I knew then it would be the final time the Rush played at Rexall Place. The writing was on the wall well before Chris Corbeil hoisted the Cup.

When city council negotiated the existing deal with the Oilers Entertainment Group for a new downtown arena, it was the unofficial end of the Rush in Edmonton.

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The Edmonton Oilers should look at moving a defence prospect or two

Jonathan Willis
July 17 2015 08:00AM


It’s been apparent for a few years now that the Oilers were facing a logjam of good young prospects on the blue line. The addition of another top-quality prospect rearguard (Griffin Reinhart) has only served to intensify the situation.

An obvious solution is trade.

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