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2020 NHL UFA Top 30: Travis Hamonic and Justin Braun

Welcome to the OilersNation UFA preview. Over the next 15 days, we’ll be profiling the top 30 players in this year’s UFA class, as listed by TSN. Contract information is from our friends at Puckpedia. Full UFA list via puckpedia here. Analytics provided by hockeyviz.com and naturalstattrick.com. Contract projections are done by evolving-hockey.com with the presumption contracts are signed between Aug. – Oct. 11. …

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The state of the Oilers’ farm system

The Oilers own the No. 14 overall pick at the 2020 draft and will have an opportunity to select a very good prospect from a class that experts say is one of the best we’ve seen in years.

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2020 NHL UFA Top 30: Ilya Kovalchuk and Corey Crawford

Welcome to the OilersNation UFA preview. Over the next 15 days, we’ll be profiling the top 30 players in this year’s UFA class, as listed by TSN. Contract information is from our friends at Puckpedia. Full UFA list via puckpedia here. Analytics provided by hockeyviz.com and naturalstattrick.com. Contract projections are done by evolving-hockey.com with the presumption contracts are signed between Aug. – Oct. 11. …

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NHL Buyout History… Window Opens Today

NHL buyouts came into existence when the salary cap was introduced for the 2005/2006 season after the year-long lockout. Here’s a quick recap on the buyout rules. Teams can buyout out a player to obtain a reduced salary cap hit, however, it extends over a period twice the length of the remaining contract. If a…

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2020 NHL UFA Top 30: Dustin Byfuglien and Wayne Simmonds

Welcome to the OilersNation UFA preview. Over the next 15 days, we’ll be profiling the top 30 players in this year’s UFA class, as listed by TSN. Contract information is from our friends at Puckpedia. Full UFA list via puckpedia here. Analytics provided by hockeyviz.com and naturalstattrick.com. Contract projections are done by evolving-hockey.com with the presumption contracts are signed between Aug. – Oct….

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Can the Oilers Improve Internally?

An uninspired four games against Chicago in the qualifying round doesn’t erase the positive strides the Edmonton Oilers made in the 71-game regular season. Often in hockey, a team can learn more from an embarrassing performance. No one wants a painful life lesson, but many teams have had to endure them. A tough learning experience…