Ben Eager: a worthwhile reclamation project?

Jonathan Willis
June 22 2013 08:08AM

Ben Eager played his 400th regular season game in the NHL last season. He has been a successful depth player for good teams, getting minutes in Philadelphia, Chicago and San Jose. He played 18 games for the Blackhawks when they won the Stanley Cup in 2010 and now has been an integral part of three long playoff runs.

Despite falling off the map last season, is there a player there for the Oilers to reclaim?

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June 21 2013 11:53AM


Terrible times today for our neighbours down the QEII highway as 100,000 people in 26 communities have been evacuated from their homes due to flooding by recent heavy rains.

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Missing out on goaltenders

Jonathan Willis
June 21 2013 09:21AM

One by one, the top free agent goaltenders in Europe and out of college hockey have made decisions about their NHL future. So far, none of them has opted for the Edmonton Oilers, a team desperately in need of rebuilding their depth chart in net, and one that was optimistic earlier in the summer about attracting somebody like Antti Raanta (pictured above; ended up in Chicago).

Where does Edmonton go now?

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June 21 2013 06:38AM

Stan Weir gave the first Oilers NHL team a veteran center they could count on. A solid offensive player he could also check, win faceoffs and anhor the main penalty-kill. Stan Weir was a mentor to the Boys on the Bus, and as such is a charter member of Oilers Nation.

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Jason Gregor
June 20 2013 03:43PM

Jim Nill played 524 regulars season games in the NHL as a checking forward, but he's made his mark in managment. He scouted for the Ottawa Senators for three years before the Red Wings hired in the summer of 1994. In the past 19 years he's served as their head of amateur scouting, general manager of their AHL affiliate and assistant GM of the Red Wings.

He's gained a lot of experience, and feels that Dallas is the perfect team for him to take over as GM.

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