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What should Peter Chiarelli do with Justin Schultz?

Justin Schultz is a restricted free agent. His last contract paid him $3.675 million on a one-year deal, and he probably isn’t worth the money but it’s awfully difficult to sign him for less now. The Oilers’ new general manager, Peter Chiarelli, will need to decide how to proceed, and there aren’t any really easy…

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Roster Change Priority: Find A Goalie

The number one job for Peter Chiarelli with regards to his roster, now that he’s taken over Hockey Ops in a historic coup, is going to be finding a new goaltender. That job is ahead of finding “Heavy” players. It’s ahead of fixing the giant mess on defense left behind by MacTavish. As bad as the defense…

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WHEN THE OTHER SHOE DROPS

View image | gettyimages.com Edmonton Oilers’ big boss Bob Nicholson already made a splash most of us weren’t expecting when he bounced Kevin Lowe out of hockey operations and demoted Craig MacTavish in favor of Pete Chiarelli, who signed on as POHO and GM Friday. My sense is there are more changes coming in the…

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HOW GOOD IS TIMO MEIER?

<br> Timo Meier is one of the best pure scorers in this year’s draft and is a dynamic winger. He is among a fairly large group of draft eligibles this year who could be NHL ready. He could be one of the first 10 names called at the 2015 Entry Draft.