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Report: Oilers moving on from Pitlick

According to TSN’s Ryan Rishaug, the Oilers are expected to move on from UFA winger Tyler Pitlick. Rishaug also noted that he felt the signing of Zack Kassian spelt the end of Pitlick’s time. Battling injuries his whole career, Pitlick never was able to get his legs underneath him. Despite that, this last season he…

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Kris Russell: Talking Contract, Analytics and Offense

Kris Russell average 21:13 TOI/game last season with the Edmonton Oilers. Only Connor McDavid and Andrej Sekera averaged more. He signed a one-year deal just before the season began, and despite limited reps with Sekera, they played quite well together right away. He skates well, is very competitive, but at times he was overly cautious…

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Free Agency 2017: The Market For Wingers

Free Agent Frenzy is almost upon us. We’ve gone through an Expansion Draft, the Entry Draft, and on Saturday, the annual tradition of throwing a bunch of money at players will begin. Over the next few days, I’m going to dive into the unrestricted free agent market and map out who’s available and who’s going…

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Real Life Podcast Episode 33: Ryan Whitney

This week the boys were joined by former NHLer Ryan Whitney. Whitney is a now an analyst on the NHL network, Sportsnet and part of the very successful Podcast, Spittin Chicklets. They  discussed the Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby and how Whitney was a huge part of their success; not in the way you’d think. He…

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Free Agency 2017: The Market For Centres

Free Agent Frenzy is almost upon us. We’ve gone through an Expansion Draft, the Entry Draft, and on Saturday, the annual tradition of throwing a bunch of money at players will begin. Over the next few days, I’m going to dive into the unrestricted free agent market and map out who’s available and who’s going…

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The Roundup

This week, we take a look at Connor McDavid’s new contract, grading draft picks, Ryan Miller moving on from Vancouver, Brian Elliott’s new landing spot, and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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A Time to Reap, A Time to Sow

The Edmonton Oilers placed Benoit Pouliot on waivers today, choosing to move on from the veteran. This continues a run on 2016-17 wingers being offloaded this summer, as Jordan Eberle is in Brooklyn, Tyler Pitlick is heading for free agency and Leon Draisaitl is possibly heading for center. Lots of discussion today about the buyout…

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Will Draisaitl receive an offer sheet?

If the Edmonton Oilers and Leon Draisaitl don’t agree to a contract before 10 a.m. MST on Saturday he is open to receive an offer sheet from any of the other 30 NHL teams. Will a team send him an offer sheet? Would he sign it? Would the Oilers match or take the compensation of…

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Remembering Dave Semenko’s Best Fights

The hockey world woke up in shock this morning as the disappointing news of NHL legend Dave Semenko’s death was released. Semenko was one of the most lovable guys in hockey and was best known for being Wayne Gretzky’s “bodyguard.” If you haven’t already, I encourage you to read Robin Brownlee’s article from this morning…

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Too Soon, Sammy

To the teammates and many friends who loved him, those who knew him and fans who watched him play with the Edmonton Oilers or had the chance to meet him, news of the death of Dave Semenko today at age 59 after a brief battle with cancer hit like a punch in the mouth. I…

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Oilers to buy out Benoit Pouliot

According to multiple sources, the Edmonton Oilers have placed Benoit Pouliot on waivers with the purpose of buying him out. He’s signed for two more years at a cap hit of $4 million, but a buyout would eliminate his contract and cost the Oilers $1,333,333 against the cap for four years. That’s ultimately a savings of $2,666,667…