May 17 2016 07:00AM

Noah Gregor is a hard-working, two-way centre playing for the Moose Jaw Warriors. 

Gregor is one of those prospects that is projected to go in the mid second round, but could drop because he is not as well known as other prospects projecting to be drafted in the mid second round. He heads into the draft with only one full season of WHL action under his belt, giving us a smaller sample size to use.

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May 16 2016 07:05PM

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Where, exactly, is Bogdan Yakimov as an NHL prospect? He jumped from the AHL to the KHL during the regular season—and then returned. Will he be back? Will he be invited back? Is Yakimov an NHL talent?

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The North x NorthGretz Podcast - Bum Corn

North By NorthGretz
May 16 2016 02:00PM

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This week the boys talk about the Drake Caggiula and Patrick Russell signings, no more Travis Hamonic, Chris Jinks Ben Bishop, and the boys gush over the legend of Ethan Bear. 

Then NxNGretz welcomes a very special guest: Graphic Designer JoAnne! JoAnne talks about her adventures in urban foraging before giving her hot take on what the Oilers should do come draft day, before we all learn about life, love and laughter in another edition of Ask The Idiots!

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Monday Musings: The Core

Jason Gregor
May 16 2016 12:02PM


The Oilers haven't had a "core" for many years. They have three players who have been on the team five years: Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and they were either sophomores or rookies in 2011/2012.

Let's take a quick look at players who have been the staples on other western conference teams during the past five seasons, and compare them to the Oilers.

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2015-16 Oilers: That’s a lot of money for a fourth line that isn’t very good

Jonathan Willis
May 16 2016 09:00AM


For much of 2015-16, the Edmonton Oilers ran three pricey veterans together on a regular bottom-six line. The trio of Matt Hendricks, Mark Letestu and Lauri Korpikoski made $6.35 million in actual salary and carried a $6.15 million cap hit, more than Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle or Andrej Sekera are paid individually.

It’s hard to argue that the team got its money’s worth from the trio.

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