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Targets in Tampa

The Tampa Bay Lightning have emerged as one of the teams in the mix for Jesse Puljujarvi, who scored in his Champions League debut with Kalpa on Friday.

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WWYDW(SE): Finding a diamond in the rough

One of the nicest bright spots for the Oilers last season was the surprising breakout of Alex Chiasson. Peter Chiarelli backed himself into a corner with horrendous salary cap management but was able to find a diamond in the rough in Chiasson, who, on a league-minimum salary, exploded for a career-high 22 goals in 2018-19.

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Dissecting the Oilers rookie camp roster

The Edmonton Oilers announced their lineup for the upcoming rookie game against the Calgary Flames. The list includes some interesting names for a variety of reasons. The roster includes three goaltenders, seven defensemen, and 13 forwards. I’ve attached the roster below, you can also see it HERE.

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Oil Kings will need big seasons from returning forwards

Last season, the Oil Kings got some great performances from key veterans in their lineup. Trey Fix-Wolansky, Vince Loschiavo, and Quinn Benjafield all had career seasons and were the key drivers of the team’s offence. This season, despite the fact that those major pieces are all gone, there is still a lot of optimism around…

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This isn’t a solution

Earlier this week, it was officially announced that Jesse Puljujarvi had signed a one-year deal with Finnish club Oulun Kärpät. For a lot of people, this is being viewed as some sort of solution. I don’t see it that way at all. In my opinion, this is just pushing a problem a little bit further…

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The Nation Roundup

Why did Jesse leave; when will an NHL’er pull an Andrew Luck; cap space questions for Flames; Leafs built the most average hockey team; news and notes heading into Canucks camp; high profile RFA’s not signing and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Sumo Jerky.

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Glen Gulutzan Discusses the Powerplay

Glen Gulutzan ran the Oilers powerplay last season and he will be in charge of it again this year. Edmonton was ninth on the PP at 21.3%, scoring 47 goals on 222 opportunities. They were 25th in PP chances last season and over the past three years only Columbus has had fewer chances. The Oilers…

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Oilersnation Radio Episode 51 – Toronto is Obsessed with Connor McDavid

Welcome, friendly Nation Citizens, to a brand new episode of Oilersnation Radio that’s hot and fresh out the kitchen and ready to lead you into the rest of your week. With the Oilersnation Open teeing off tomorrow at Cougar Creek, we recorded this week’s episode a day early to make sure that your favourite podcast…

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Weekly Rumours – Jesse leaves but the rumours stay

With news, comes more rumours. This week we got the news that Jesse Puljujärvi signed in Finland with Oulun Kärpät of Liiga. With that, we got some thoughts from Ryan Rishaug which sparked the rumour mill. That’s where I’m going to start with this edition of ‘Weekly Rumours’.

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Leon Draisaitl discusses Jesse Puljujarvi situation

Over at the BioSteel camp that kicked off this week in Toronto, Leon Draisaitl was asked about the ongoing saga involving Jesse Puljujarvi and the Edmonton Oilers. As expected, Draisaitl didn’t say too much about his soon-to-be former teammate (probably), but he did offer a few quotes that were pretty revealing. When asked about how…