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Edmonton Oilers Full Schedule Details

The draft is upon us and it’s a great time of the year if you’re a fan of a team that missed the playoffs and haven’t had much to talk about for the better part of three months. Every year around the draft a couple of major announcements happen and two of those occurred today…

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The Wild Card

A few weeks ago Jesperi Kotkaniemi would have been described as the true wild card in this years top ten. As we’ve moved closer to the draft that I think that label now belongs to Swedish blueliner Adam Boqvist.

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The NHL 2018-19 NHL salary cap is set

Though it’s been assumed for quite some time, we finally have a salary cap figure for the 2018-19 season. The salary cap ceiling has been set at $79.5 million while the basement $58.8 million

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Recapping Peter Chiarelli’s pre-draft media scrum

With the first round of the NHL Draft coming up tomorrow night, Peter Chiarelli spoke to the media this morning to give a little bit of insight as to what he’s got planned for the weekend, the Milan Lucic trade rumours, buying out Eric Gryba and much more. Let’s break it down.

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Draft Targets

The Oilers will have six picks in this weekend’s NHL Entry Draft. I decided to spend my Wednesday night in Dallas going through the draft rankings and identifying a couple of guys the Oilers should target with each pick. Don’t feel bad for me though, it’s super humid in Dallas and Tombstone is on AMC….

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Will the Oilers Trade Up or Trade Down?

The Oilers have the 10th pick in Friday’s draft. We know GM Peter Chiarelli is open to trading the pick to acquire a right-shot, puck-moving defender, but what about moving up a few spots, or possibly moving down to acquire more draft picks? What would it cost?

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The Market for RFA Defensemen

There is a general belief that the Oilers will be aggressive in pursuing a dynamic offensive defenseman this summer. The most talked about targets include Justin Faulk, Torey Krug, Tyson Barrie, and Erik Karlsson.