THE BUZZ: TUESDAY PRESSER

Robin Brownlee
June 23 2013 09:44PM

With the Edmonton Oilers announcing a media availability with GM Craig MacTavish Tuesday, there's been no end of speculation and rumors about what, exactly, MacT wants to talk about.

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WHEN WILL THE TRADES COME?

Lowetide
June 23 2013 06:39PM

We are one week away from the 2013 NHL Entry draft, and rumors are swirling around the Edmonton Oilers. One of the major trade assets--#7 overall in next Sunday's draft--may be in play. The question right now is this: how much is that pick worth?

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Six minutes per game

Jonathan Willis
June 23 2013 08:06AM

There's a theory out there - and it's one I'm often reminded of by readers - that the ultimate fourth line in the NHL is a crash-and-bang group. The idea is to load it up with guys who can skate and hit (and ideally fight) and let them skate around for six minutes or so causing mayhem to help tilt the physical scale, and not have them worry so much about anything else.

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IT WON'T BE LONG

Lowetide
June 22 2013 12:31PM

As we approach draft day and what is certainly looking to be a very busy time for the Oilers, it's important to be aware of all (ALL) available items for trade. Edmonton has a lot of assets.

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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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