A JSBM CARTOON: Oiler Summer Plans

March 20 2015 12:00PM

The Edmonton Oilers brass got together to discuss strategy heading into one of the most important off seasons in recent Oilers history. The results? 

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
March 20 2015 06:03AM


The Kadri saga continues, LA Kings conspiracy theories, Jannik Hansen owns Dion Phaneuf, Flames dominate the Pacific division, Ben 'Sievens', Michael Hutchinson and more in this weeks Roundup brought to you by DraftKIngs.

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Should Darnell Nurse play in the NHL or AHL next season?

Jonathan Willis
March 19 2015 05:30PM

Darnell Nurse

The Edmonton Oilers have an interesting decision coming up in the fall with respect to defenceman Darnell Nurse. The 2013 first-rounder will be making the jump to the professional ranks, and the question is whether he should do that in Edmonton and the NHL or with the Oilers’ AHL affiliate in Bakersfield, California.

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The Oilers must aggressively shop their draft picks

Jonathan Willis
March 19 2015 03:00PM

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The Edmonton Oilers have a lot of picks at this summer’s draft. General manager Craig MacTavish should be aggressively shopping them. 

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A Selfish Play?

Matt Henderson
March 19 2015 01:00PM

Nail Yakupov’s resurgence in the second half of this his third season has been a treat to watch. He’s playing more minutes, he’s producing, and visually he just looks more dynamic. Even with his many supporters (myself very much included) shouting about his accomplishments to anyone that will listen AND his recent random act of kindness going viral, the overall perception of the energetic young Russian outside of the market is changing only sluggishly. He has a long way to go before he’ll be getting the benefit of the doubt. One such example is the determination Neil Smith made on last night’s broadcast that Nail Yakupov’s play was deficient in the lead up to Edmonton’s first goal against Columbus.

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