AT RANDOM: HOME COOKING

Robin Brownlee
July 20 2016 09:01AM

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No matter where you stood on the issue of building a downtown arena back when the Edmonton Oilers, owner Daryl Katz and city council spent what seemed like forever debating what would be built and who would pay for what, you’ve got to admit what we’ve seen take shape since then is damn sure impressive.

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Should the Oilers claim Jordan Schroeder?

Zach Laing
July 20 2016 07:00AM

Earlier today, it was announced that the Minnesota Wild placed right shot, right winger Jordan Schroeder, who is awaiting an arbitration hearing, on waivers. In a move that seems to be the Wild flexing their muscles, is there a chance for the Oilers to capitalize on a bottom six player?

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DAVID MUSIL'S NEXT CONTRACT

Lowetide
July 19 2016 06:49PM

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The Edmonton Oilers qualified defenseman David Musil on June 27, and he will likely sign a contract similar to Jordan Oesterle ($585,000, one year). Musil's entry-level deal—the one that just expired—held a cap hit of $894,166. Why would Musil take a cut in pay (should he play with Edmonton)? Comes the answer: To get to the NHL, and possibly stay there. Such is the developing salary gap between the haves and have-nots in today's NHL. 

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Speaking of... The Best and Worst NHL Jerseys

Chris the Intern
July 19 2016 02:59PM

A heated debate erupted at Nation HQ yesterday afternoon when Baggedmilk commented on how bad the Nashville Predators home jersey looked. I disagreed (I think he's crazy), and, personally, really like the gold/navy/yellow combination. Anyways, this turned into a long-winded conversation about how bad some jerseys in the NHL currently look, and how bad some have looked in the past. 

Now, I want to turn the debate over to you fine citizens. Through the power of this beautiful poll, I am curious about what the Nation feels is the best and worst looking jersey in the NHL.

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NHL and Analytics: Not as clear cut as we think

Jason Gregor
July 19 2016 12:44PM

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Is the NHL opposed to analytics?

Not at all, but teams will not quantify their value equally all the time, just like pro and amateur scouts grade out players differently when they watch them.

The simple truth is analytics in hockey are not as clear cut as some want to believe.

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