December 12 2014 09:30AM

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The NHL trade deadline is Monday, March 2, 2015 at 1PM Edmonton time. Last year there were over 30 trades on Deadline Day and another 20 or so leading up to it. Why talk about it this soon?  The Edmonton Oilers will not compete for the playoffs this spring and will be sellers at the deadline. Due to some very poor contract management, Jeff Petry is available to the highest bidder (unless the club comes to its senses). His availability has major implications on the 2014-15 season and Edmonton's final standing (and draft number).

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
December 12 2014 07:30AM

Flames PDO, the worst Canuck, Kessel needs time off, the cartoon above, Justin Jultz, Johnny Goalie, Las Vegas and more in this week's Roundup.

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Don't Do It, Jeff

Matt Henderson
December 11 2014 04:00PM

Jeff Petry would be a fool to re-sign with the Edmonton Oilers.

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Davidson: A positive story in a gloomy season

Jason Gregor
December 11 2014 01:50PM

In an Oilers' season ripe with disappointment, frustration and losing, it was refreshing to see Brandon Davidson make his NHL debut last night.

It was only 25 months ago that he was diagnosed with testicular cancer, so his journey to the NHL has been far from normal, but last night must have been extra satisfying for the 23 year old.

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The Edmonton Oilers and their defence pairings

Jonathan Willis
December 11 2014 12:47PM


The Oilers are in a not-very-funny place at the moment. The season is a loss once again, as every season since 2005-06 has been. The head coach likely has twin mandates at this point: first, to do everything he can to get the current roster to show some signs of life and, second, to develop players for next season.

On defence, those two mandates are actually surprisingly compatible.

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