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The Roundup

The fallout from Chiarelli; what are the Canucks doing with Goldobin; Flames could be aggressive at deadline: Matthews eyeing 5-6 year deal; Jets trade targets; will resting stars become the norm; Kyle Dubas, Jake Muzzin, eSports and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Sumo Jerky.

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Digging into Keith Gretzky’s background

When Peter Chiarelli was fired, it came to the surprise of nobody that somebody from within the organization was handed the interim general manager tag. While many expected it to be one of the former NHL general managers hanging around the office, like Craig MacTavish, Kevin Lowe, or Scott Howson, the Oilers ultimately decided to…

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Now what?

So, with Peter Chiarelli rightfully sacked and shown the door by the Edmonton Oilers in the better-late-than-never department, an obvious question begs: Now what? That’s really a two-part question, the way I see it. First, what happens in the short-term? Second, what happens in the long-term? They are, it goes without saying, connected.

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Nation Talk – Peter Chiarelli Out

The big day is almost half over and there is a lot to get through but the boys from both the NationRealLife Podcast (The Squire), and ON Radio Podcast (Cooom, Chris, and Dan) wanted to chat with the masses for a few minutes in a Nation Talk.

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Bob Nicholson talks Chiarelli firing and the plan moving forward

After news broke last night that Peter Chiarelli was fired as GM and POHO, I was very interested to see what Bob Nicholson would have to say about the move only 10 months after sitting in that same room and selling Pete’s plan to the world. Needless to say, he had some explaining to do.

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Yamamoto, Spooner to AHL Bakersfield

It’s been a whirlwind of a day and it isn’t even noon yet. In the wake of Peter Chiarelli’s firing, everything else has been pushed out of the limelight. With the team set to have the next week-and-a-half off, the Oilers have sent Kailer Yamamoto and Ryan Spooner to the Bakersfield Condors of the AHL.

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The Next GM

They did it. The Edmonton Oilers fired President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Peter Chiarelli late Tuesday night following their loss to the Detroit Red Wings. The heat had been on the organization to fire Chiarelli for quite some time now, and there hasn’t really been a known short-list of names to replace him….

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Examining the goalie market

Earlier this week, the Oilers inked Mikko Koskinen to a three-year contract extension that comes with a cap hit of $4.5 million. As it stands right now, that will make him the 17th highest paid goaltender in the NHL. The decision to re-sign Koskinen has divided the Oilers fan base, as most of Peter Chiarelli’s…