January 20 2017 07:00AM

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The Edmonton Oilers spent the first decade of this century striking out in the first round, but finding quality NHL players in the later rounds. The current decade seems to have seen a flip—mostly successful first-round selections but day two is a bit of a wasteland. One of the repercussions of this drafting issue is about to make itself known at the deadline this year. What's in the cupboard? Not as much as you think. (Brandon Davidson photo by Rob Ferguson, all rights reserved).

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
January 20 2017 05:00AM


Should the Leafs or Oilers chase Shattenkirk, the Canucks point streak affecting long term goals, Dylan Larkin's struggles, Draisaitl's fantastic season, Mikael Backlund's case for the Selke, and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

In the Roundup we go around the Nation Network and give you some of the best articles of the last couple weeks. Every once in a while it's good to know what other teams are doing, or maybe you find an interesting article you wouldn't have found otherwise.

Note* This article is posted  across all Nation Network team sites so comments are an open forum.

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The Capilano Rehab Injury Report - January 19, 2017

Chris the Intern
January 19 2017 04:00PM


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Has everyone recovered from the game last night? Good thing Canadian medical care is good, cause I'm pretty sure all of Edmonton was nearing a mass heart attack. Despite the odd, but amazing last second win, we lost a couple soldiers yesterday. Let's get into it. 

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Trade Talk and Goalie Tactics

Jason Gregor
January 19 2017 02:00PM

Let's Make a Deal

The Oilers didn't play a great game last night, but they won. "We won't be perfect all season and putting two points in the bank is important. Come April, it won't matter how this game was played, we'll only know we have the points in the bank," explained head coach Todd McLellan.

He makes a great point, but he also mentioned there is an aspect his team still needs to learn.

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Robin Brownlee
January 19 2017 12:00PM


(photo: Walter Tychnowicz - USA TODAY Sports)

Heaven knows, the odds of making it to the NHL are long enough without adding ignorance and racism to the pile of obstacles. Your country of origin, the colour of your skin or your ethnicity shouldn’t be factors in pursuing and maybe even realizing that dream -- any dream for that matter.

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