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The Oilers need to sign Nurse to a long-term, low-salary deal

On June 10, 2013, the Nashville Predators locked up Roman Josi to a seven-year, $28-million contract paying him $4-million a year. He was 23 years old at the time and the deal paid him 6.22 per cent of the ceiling at signing. At the time, Josi was indeed considered a very good young defenceman, but…

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UFA Profile: Mike Green is a more affordable gamble for the Oilers

I wrote last week about John Carlson being a perfect fit for the Oilers. He’s a right-shot defenceman who can produce offence at a high level which is exactly what the team needs right now. Unfortunately, there’s this thing called the salary cap that’s going to get in the way of Carlson coming to Edmonton….

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Looking back at the 7-15th picks from the 2011 NHL Draft

Yesterday, we looked at the mid-first round picks from the Taylor Hall Draft (2010) which we all knew reasonably well from living through the decade of darkness. In today’s recap, I break down the 7-15th overall picks from the 2011 NHL Draft, which is, obviously, another one that we all paid close attention to. As…