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Leon Draisaitl, Jack of all Trades?

Even without a real third line centre this year, Todd McLellan and his staff kept bumping Leon Draisaitl over to right wing on the Edmonton Oilers’ top line. At the deadline, the Oilers brought a legitimate candidate in to fill that third line role in David Desharnais. Thus it seemed like a logical assumption that…

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Pacific seeding: Home ice on the line

With the trade deadline in the rearview mirror, the biggest story surrounding the Oilers as we head into the final six weeks of the season will be where they finish in the Pacific Division. Making the playoffs is almost guaranteed at this point, but the real race will be for home ice advantage in the…

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The Good and Bad of Trade Deadline Week: Central Division

This is a four-part division by division look at what each team did at Wednesday’s trade deadline. Who did good and who did bad?  The Stars, Avs, and Jets all sold with underwhelming results, the Blues finally moved on from Kevin Shattenkirk, the Hawks and Predators made minor additions, and the Wild payed a massive price…

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The Good and Bad of Trade Deadline Week: Pacific Division

This is a four-part division by division look at what each team did at Wednesday’s trade deadline. Who did good and who did bad?  The Canucks finally bit the bullet and began to sell off their aging assets, the Sharks and Ducks both made slight upgrades to their forward depth, the Flames took a gamble…