Positive Friday...

Jason Gregor
July 18 2014 11:00AM

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The Nation is due for some positive thoughts.

The lack of a centre depth on the Oilers has become the beacon of despair in the Nation, and while it is a concern, let's take a break from that angle.

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THE ROUNDUP

Nation World HQ
July 18 2014 09:12AM



The most boring stretch for any hockey fan is between now and early September. We do our best to scratch that hockey itch below.

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PIVOT

Lowetide
July 16 2014 04:41PM

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Craig MacTavish accomplished much this summer, but the center position hasn't been addressed beyond an old phenom being replaced by a new one. I suspect the team may have overplayed their position, believing something had to shake loose and showing too much patience. That said, they do have options in the middle and some of these men are going to have long, productive NHL careers.

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THE LEFTOVERS

Robin Brownlee
July 16 2014 12:31PM

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There's been much written and discussed in recent weeks about GM Craig MacTavish's failure to address his lack of depth at centre with the Edmonton Oilers. That's unlikely to change until he adds a proven pivot because it's an obvious deficiency.

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Dog days of summer meet reality

Jason Gregor
July 16 2014 09:25AM

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July 15th begins a long six-week stretch for hockey fans. The euphoria of the draft and free agency has subsided and now many start to dissect how their team's roster looks like. It is obvious the Oilers are light on proven NHL centres, but are you so desperate to add another centre that Derek Roy's signing in Nashville upsets you?

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