Nation Network Prospect Profile #2: Patrik Laine

Garret Hohl
June 23 2016 10:00PM

Our number two ranked prospect started the season rated as the third best prospect in the draft, only to have a historic season and push himself to second (and have some discussing him as a possible first) rated prospect for the 2016 NHL Entry draft.

Hailing from Tampere Finland, the elite goalscorer Patrik Laine comes next in our prospect profile series.

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Canadiens taking “serious calls” on Subban, including calls from the Oilers

Jonathan Willis
June 23 2016 02:51PM

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TSN's Bob McKenzie did a radio hit in Vancouver Thursday afternoon, and made it clear that trade talks centered on Montreal defenceman P.K. Subban have progressed beyond mere due diligence associated with Subban's no-trade clause coming into effect on July 1.

One of the teams making calls? The Edmonton Oilers. 

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Buffalo is open for business

Jason Gregor
June 23 2016 01:00PM

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It is draft day eve, which has many of you as excited as an eight year old waiting for ol' Saint Nick to arrive with a bag full of presents. There has been so much talk and anticipation waiting to see what Peter Chiarelli might do tomorrow or Saturday, and it is finally here.

Chiarelli isn't the only GM open for business. Many other organizations are looking to make a big move.

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Top 10 Reasons Not To Trade Taylor Hall

jeanshorts
June 23 2016 11:30AM

It's that time of year again, where rumours flock to the internet like the salmon of the Capistrano. Where Twitter is a desolate wasteland of pranksters retweeting years old tweets about free agent signings while waiting for actual hockey news. And where Oiler fans fall into a hole of madness in which trading any and all current players would automatically make the team better by virtue of... reasons. 

One of the most frequent names floated around these parts lately is that of one Taylor Strba Hall. Whether he's being traded for Cam Fowler, or packaged up in a deal to the Islanders, it seems a lot of people feel the Oilers would be better off without Taylor Hall. Well friends, I'm here to tell you why those of you who think that are DEAD wrong!

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TOP 100 OILERS: SAM GAGNER (62)

Robin Brownlee
June 23 2016 08:47AM


If this list was about the Top 100 Good Guys who have played for the Edmonton Oilers, Sam Gagner would occupy a place on it much higher than the 62 spot I’ve slotted him into. In the seven seasons Gagner toiled for the Oilers, he was considered a good teammate. He was respected in the room. 

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