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Is There Room for One More College Free Agent?

Last spring and summer, Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli had a procurement problem. With Leon Draisaitl signed right after the 2014 draft, he was looking at crickets when it came to signing anyone else from the 2014 draft haul. One of the ways Chiarelli dealt with the problem came in signing college free agents. Drake…

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What is best way to evaluate NHL players?

Statistical evaluation of players has always been the cause for great debates. It is impossible to find one evaluation metric which would appease the entire hockey world. Wayne Gretzky (2857) has 943 more career points than the second highest scorer, Jaromir Jagr (1914), yet some people still believe there were better players. Hockey players, management,…

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Good Health…

The Edmonton Oilers’ good health was crucial in their improvement up the standings. Edmonton’s top-six forwards played every game. except for Patrick Maroon missing the last game of the season. On defence, Kris Russell was the only regular top-four guy to miss significant time, and he was their most replaceable top four option. The Oilers…

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Monday Mailbag – Bridge deal or max term for Leon Draisaitl?

Another Monday has arrived to ruin your practice retirement and that means it’s time to waste company time until next weekend rolls around. With that in mind, the mailbag is here to help you kill off a few minutes of your day and maybe, just maybe, help you learn a little something. If you’d like to…