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Tuesday Tidbits: Free Agency, Shock Collars and More

There were 68 contracts signed by NHL teams on July 1st. John Tavares was the biggest name and he earned the longest deal with seven years with an $11 million cap hit. I give Tavares credit for deciding on going to Toronto, where he will face significantly more scrutiny than he would have with the…

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Report: Jesse Puljujarvi could be on a short leash

I was listening to Oilers Now yesterday and I caught an interesting tidbit from Bob before the show got really rolling. “Well it’s simple for Puljujarvi. If he doesn’t gain some traction at some point, he may be finding himself having a new address. Because I think the Oilers are going to have to make…

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Nail Yakupov signs with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL

It’s the news that we’ve all kinda seen coming for a while now, but former first overall pick, Nail Yakupov, has signed a one-year deal with SKA St. Petersburg in the KHL after spending the last six seasons with three different NHL teams. 

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Looking at all of Tobias Rieder’s goals from last season

Tobias Rieder is an Edmonton Oiler again and at a very reasonable price. Though he had an off year last season with a career low 12 goals, I’m looking forward to watching him flourish in a new environment. Before last week, I admittedly didn’t know a ton about Tobias Rieder, so I thought I’d take…