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OILERS NEED A WILL TO WIN

It seems clear that any player who makes it to the NHL is competitive. They had to beat out thousands of players just to get a shot in the league, but even in the NHL there are different types of competitors. Your team will have a mixture of tough competitors and fragile competitors. Do the…

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Has Justin Schultz hit a wall?

I’m not sure anyone’s ever done a proper study, but anecdotally it seems like players that come through the college system seem to slow down somewhere around the 40-game mark early in their professional careers. Justin Schultz has now played in 52 contests, and he’s in a bit of a slump.

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SIGN THE MAN

The Edmonton Oilers have to make a decision in the next few months on Lalislav Smid: sign him–buying free agent seasons at a premium–or let him go and attempt to find a less expensive solution. What is the better plan?