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Should Oilers Draft Askarov with 14th Pick?

In the early 2000s, teams weren’t afraid to draft goalies in the first round. Between 2000-2006 there were 20 goalies taken in the first round, and eight of them went top-10. But the mindset changed, and since 2007 only nine goalies have been drafted in the first round and none in the top-10. Could that…

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2020 NHL UFA Top 30: Corey Perry and Zdeno Chara

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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Monday Mailbag – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins next contract?

As we do every Monday, the mailbag is back with the answers you’ve always wanted to know about the Edmonton Oilers, the NHL, and life in general. This week, we’re looking at Nugent-Hopkins’ next deal, trading back at the draft, free agency, and more. As always, this article depends on you guys so I need…

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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…