Robin Brownlee
May 23 2013 09:34PM

I don't think it’s going to take Craig MacTavish long to make some of the bold moves he talked about when he was unveiled as the new GM of the Edmonton Oilers, and I still believe one of those moves could come behind the bench.

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Nation World HQ
May 23 2013 11:54AM

With all the fun and jokes and griping that comes with the territory here at the Nation Network we are going to be serious for a moment and talk business to the serious people that read this site.

The Nation Network is hiring.

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Building next year’s bottom five

Jonathan Willis
May 23 2013 09:53AM

While the Oilers have no shortage of problems in their top-nine forward group, things get really ugly afterward. How should the fourth line and the reserve forwards change next season?

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May 22 2013 06:24PM

It took absolutely forever for the Edmonton Oilers to embrace Mother Russia at the draft, and we're still wondering if it's a short term detente. Last season, the Oil plucked brilliant winger Nail Yakupov #1 overall, and incredibly, may have an opportunity to draft another elite talent from the same part of the world this summer.

In historic terms, two Russians drafted by the Oilers in the first round? in successive seasons? Impossible. And yet, it could happen a month from now.

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Jason Gregor
May 22 2013 12:18PM

From June 15th to the 30th NHL teams have a chance to rid themselves of their bad financial decisions; also know as the buyout period. This year the buyout period should be more active with the introduction of two potential compliance buyouts per team.

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