A Predatory Edmonton Oilers Team?

Jonathan Willis
February 22 2015 08:51PM

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Thanks in large part to the dramatic fall of the Canadian dollar, next year’s NHL salary cap is not expected to leave high-payroll teams with a lot of breathing room. The expectation is that this summer will see numerous teams – most notably the Chicago Blackhawks – unload salary to allow compliance with a restrictive cap.

Which means that for teams with cap space and assets, this summer and fall is likely to afford an opportunity to do the kind of thing the New York Islanders did so effectively last fall: Extract good NHL players for futures plus the cost of their contracts.

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WEEKEND UPDATE!

Lowetide
February 22 2015 04:53PM

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Bogdan Yakimov (photos by Rob Ferguson, all rights reserved) scored a big goal in a short week for the Oklahoma City Barons. Other recent strong performances included Leon Draisaitl (who is on fire), Joey Laleggia and Anton Slepyshev. 

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AVOIDING THE DEATH SPIRAL

Robin Brownlee
February 22 2015 02:45PM

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A team as flawed as the Edmonton Oilers is going to have games in which they absolutely stink, as fans here have come to understand all too well in recent seasons. They’re the kind of putrid performances that have you booing the team off the ice at Rexall Place or shouting at your televisions.

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THE FANTASY MINUTE

Nation World HQ
February 22 2015 02:00PM


NHL Fantasy Hockey tips from The Nation Network and DailyFaceoff.com. Here’s a quick run through of the best Fantasy Hockey waiver adds, sleepers and buy-low sell-high candidates for the week (Based on 12 team leagues).

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First Star, Worst Star: February 22, 2015

jeanshorts
February 22 2015 12:53PM

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Like sands through the hourglass, so is First Star, Worst Star. 

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