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Best Player Available

There is more than one way to win at the draft table. Over the weekend, Edmonton Oilers assistant general manager Keith Gretzky talked about the team’s outlook on the entry draft later this month. Keith Gretzky: “You don’t want to force the hand and you try and take the best player, of course. We’re trying to…

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Expansion Draft

The 30 NHL teams need to submit their list of protected players by 3 p.m. MST June 17th. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said the list will be made public on June 18th, the same day it is distributed to all the teams. Las Vegas has to inform the league of their selections or signings by…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #25 – Jaret Anderson-Dolan

Coming as the 25th ranked prospect in the Nation Network prospect profiles for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft is Jaret Anderson-Dolan from the Spokane Chiefs in the WHL. The young centre from Calgary may be a slightly under-rated prospect heading into the draft, as he may not hear his name called until the early parts of…

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Top 100 Oilers: Steve Smith (16)

Steve Smith was a helluva defenseman with the Edmonton Oilers during a tenure that would see him sip from the Stanley Cup three times with the Boys on the Bus. Of that, there is no debate. What Smith has always been remembered for, though, is the moment he banked a clearing attempt off the skate…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #26 – Grant Mismash

The USNTDP’s Grant Mismash is a gritty two-way forward who makes his mark in front of the net. He checks in as the 26th best prospect in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by Nation Network consensus. Mismash has been steadily rising in draft rankings given his work ethic, willingness to go to the dirty areas…