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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.