WWYDW: Your Edmonton Oilers offseason wish list

Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli has already had a busy summer, re-signing players like Zack Kassian, Kris Russell and Eric Gryba. With those signings, and with the expansion draft in the rearview mirror, it’s a bit easier to get a feel for what the roster will look like heading into next season – and what…

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LEON’S COMPARABLES

Leon Draisaitl reminds me of an endless group of big centermen my mind can recall. Peter Mahovlich had some of the same elements, 29’s size and skill are similar to same-age Anze Kopitar, and those hands and passes remind of Jumbo Joe. But what does our dear friend math tell us? Let’s ask hockey-reference. DRAISAITL…

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Can Oilers win Cup with McDavid’s cap hit?

According to Ryan Rishaug and Elliotte Friedman, Connor McDavid’s new contract will be eight years with a $13.25 million cap hit. He will have the largest cap hit in the NHL, a 21.2% increase over Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews’ hit of $10.5 million. It is a massive contract and the reported $106 million total…

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Free Agency 2017: The Market For Defencemen

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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Let’s Talk About Connor’s New Contract

Over the past couple days there has been information coming out about what Connor McDavid’s new contract will look like. According to TSN’s Ryan Rishaug and Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, that number looks to be coming in around $13-13.25 million over eight years.

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At Random: Good Guys Win

There are lots of things I haven’t missed since getting out of the sports writing game as a full-time profession many years ago – deadlines and too much travel come to mind. That said, there’s a lot of things I do miss, namely the many terrific and truly remarkable people I was fortunate enough to…