August 22 2014 09:43PM

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Boyd Gordon had severe own-zone starts one year ago, and that's unlikely to change in the coming season. The Edmonton Oilers will use Gordon as a defensive zone security blanket and a penalty-killing machine. How will they use Nuge? Arco? Leon? Let's have a look. 

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Jeff Petry: Dead Man Skating?

Jonathan Willis
August 22 2014 11:42AM


There are exactly two holdovers from the Edmonton Oilers blue line that Craig MacTavish inherited when he ascended to the team’s general managership. One is a young defenceman who he helped recruit and who has routinely been lumped in with the best young players on the roster.

The other if Jeff Petry, a pending unrestricted free agent playing on a one-year deal. Would it surprise anyone if Petry were to find himself representing another NHL team before the end of next season?

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
August 22 2014 08:05AM

The NHL changes the draft lottery, Bertuzzi-Moore 10 years later, a Gino Odjick tale, truculence in Calgary, bye bye Tyler Bozak, and more in this week's Roundup

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August 21 2014 05:58PM

Using ice and the game of hockey as his canvas, Russian winger Vladimir Tkachev turned heads during a very brief opportunity in the QMJHL. Among those impressed? The Edmonton Oilers.

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Walk a Mile with the Nation

August 21 2014 12:56PM


For the second year in a row, everyone at Nation HQ will be closing their laptops, making their way to Churchill Square to strap on some high heels, and Walk a Mile in her shoes.  No, we're not walking around in stilettos because it makes us feel pretty (even though it does), we're taking a walk to raise money to help the victims of family violence. It's a great cause, and we're happy to be involved again.  Now one question remains, are you man enough to join us?

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