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NHL Draft Diaries: Day One

I am out in beautiful Montreal, Quebec to cover the NHL Draft for both Oilersnation and Daily Faceoff. Things are relatively quiet right now in terms of actual transaction news, although Mike Grier deserves a massive shoutout for becoming the first ever Black GM in the history of the NHL, but the rumours are flying…

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Ten Tuesday Questions…

No travel delays getting to Montreal and based on the videos and pictures I’ve seen from some airports, I consider today a big win. Well, other than waiting 40 minutes for Tyler Yaremchuk’s checked baggage, but he did pay for the cab to the hotel. Small victories. Not surprising Montreal is buzzing about the draft….

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Oilers release pre-season schedule for 2022-23 campaign

This afternoon, the Edmonton Oilers announced via their social media channels that the team will begin their 2022-23 campaign with an eight-game pre-season schedule that kicks off on September 25th against the Winnipeg Jets. What happens next? I’ve got the details. After running all the way to the Western Conference Final, I know a lot…

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Random Thoughts: NHL Draft Week Edition

It’s draft week and that means we’re in the thick of silly season in the NHL, and the Oilers are a team that a lot of people will be watching as they look to build upon what was an incredible playoff run to cap off the 2021-22 season. WILL WE GET A TRADE OR TWO?…

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At Random: The Draft

With the Edmonton Oilers picking 29 prospects deep in the first round and having just four selections at the 2022 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal, it’s a safe bet GM Ken Holland’s most important work this off-season will come via trades in the next several days and via agency when the market opens July 13.