HARD SELL: 99 REASONS

Robin Brownlee
June 30 2012 08:49AM

We won't know until later today at the earliest if the Edmonton Oilers have convinced Justin Schultz this is the place to begin his NHL career, but with word Wayne Gretzky and Paul Coffey were part of the pitch, we know the Oilers have thrown everything, including the kitchen sink, at the kid trying to get him.

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JUSTINOPOLIS?

Lowetide
June 30 2012 07:01AM

"Justin" has been kicking ass and taking names all the way back to 518. That's a lot of hair.

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Jay Grossman talks about the Khabibulin contract

Jonathan Willis
June 29 2012 08:53AM

There’s a piece on the Oilers’ official website today featuring a discussion with player agent Jay Grossman. Grossman talks about the Oilers as a free agent destination, and also about the circumstances surrounding the original signing of Nikolai Khabibulin. He has some interesting things to say.

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BOXCARS WO TOI=??????

Lowetide
June 28 2012 06:47PM

As a long time observer of the Edmonton Oilers at the draft table, it took me a few days to figure out what the club did last weekend. It was not business as usual for Stu MacGregor and his staff. What did they do? Does it make sense?

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The UFA Market For Defensemen: It’s Going To Get Ugly

Jonathan Willis
June 28 2012 04:38PM

Photo by Sean Russell, via Wikimedia Commons

We’ve considered the weak free agent market for defensemen a few times now. Teams looking for a defenseman under the age of 30 who played 20+ minutes per game last season now have exactly three choices: Ryan Suter, Jason Garrison and Matt Carle. That’s the entire list.

The worse news is that there’s absolutely no shortage of teams looking for help on the back end.

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