WWYDW: Milan Lucic is headed to market

Jonathan Willis
June 22 2016 03:01PM

It’s now official. According to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, both Milan Lucic and Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi have confirmed that the hulking left wing will be heading to free agency

In this week’s edition of What Would You Do Wednesday, we ask how interested the Oilers should be, and what impact a potential Lucic signing would have on the roster.

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Reinharting Another Draft Floor Deal

Matt Henderson
June 22 2016 01:30PM

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it, or so the saying goes. It’s been paraphrased a few different ways, but the ultimate meaning is consistent: We are often placed in situations that have occurred similarly before and if we fail to learn from the mistakes and/or triumphs of those times then the outcomes aren’t going to be any different. As Edmonton approaches the draft this Friday there is a real danger of repeating its very recent past history.

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LET’S MAKE A DEAL: TRADER PETE

Robin Brownlee
June 22 2016 11:34AM

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Peter Chiarelli was among the busiest GMs during his first go-round with the Edmonton Oilers at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, and there’s absolutely no reason to believe that will change at the 2016 edition of the draft in Buffalo.

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The 2016 Nation Award Winners

baggedmilk
June 22 2016 09:00AM


You've waited all year and we've finally made it to the moment the entire Nation has been waiting for. Of course I'm talking about the second annual Nation Awards! What are the Nation Awards? Only the most prestigious and important award show of our generation, and no I'm not using hyperbole. 

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Nation Network Prospect Profile: #4 Pierre-Luc Dubois

Ryan Biech
June 22 2016 05:00AM

The number one ranked North American skater, Pierre-Luc Dubois is ranked fourth in our consensus 2016 NHL Entry Draft Rankings.

After spending the majority of the season ranked as the second best North American skater, Dubois leapfrogged Matthew Tkachuk and took over the number one spot after a fantastic and dominant second half to his season. That second half was with Dubois playing mostly centre, instead of his natural position of LW.

There are still questions around if Dubois can make the NHL as a centre, but that shouldn't take away from the fact that the Ste.-Agathe-des-Monts native is a fantastic prospect that can take over a game.

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