Chicago extends Crawford - what does it mean for Dubnyk?

Jonathan Willis
September 02 2013 09:11AM

The Chicago Blackhawks extended goaltender Corey Crawford on Saturday, inking the starter from last season's Stanley Cup-winning team to a six-year, $6.0 million per season contract. 

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TOP 20 PROSPECTS, SEPT 2013

Lowetide
September 01 2013 05:04PM

After graduating an exceptional cluster of forwards over the last three seasons, the Oilers have the kind of prospect depth you'd expect: miles and miles of blue. With the likes of Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov arriving in these seasons, there's not a lot of room for top end skill forwards. The blueline is a very different matter.

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Did the Oilers make a mistake signing Hall and Eberle to matching cap hits?

Jonathan Willis
September 01 2013 08:51AM

When the Oilers signed young stars Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle to long-term extensions with matching $6 million/season cap hits, they set a benchmark for their key young players.

Was that an error?

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Linus Omark: What it will take to make the Oilers?

Jonathan Willis
August 31 2013 09:39AM

As most every Oilers fan knows by now, Linus Omark has returned to the fold on a one-year, two-way contract that will pay him $600,000 in the majors. What will it take for him to earn those big league dollars?

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NIGHTS WITH NAIL, VOLUME ONE

Lowetide
August 30 2013 07:26PM

The game was framed as a chance to recover from a disastrous outing against San Jose, which featured a 6-1 first period for the Sharks in the lid lifter at Rexall. The game against LA featured everything--addled calls from the zebra's, screw jobs from the zebra's, astouding stupidity and breathtaking brilliance.

Mike Johnson told the audience that attention to detail, taking care of the defense and a "full 60 minutes" were key for the Oilers. Take care of those things and the result will take care of itself. The Los Angeles Kings were touted as a team with size who could hit everything that moved--big, heavy and mean. Oiler fans will recognize these Coles notes, they've been around forever and were certainly a part of the pre-game chatter that night.

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