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These Oilers, Those Blackhawks

I wrote last week about the Edmonton Oilers and the Pittsburgh Penguins from a decade ago because of the obvious similarities between Connor McDavid and a young Sidney Crosby. Through two seasons with McDavid in the fold, the Oilers have been shockingly similar to those Penguins teams from Crosby’s rookie and sophomore years. Obviously it’s a…

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Oilers sign Dylan Wells to entry-level contract

According to their official Twitter account, the Edmonton Oilers have signed goaltender Dylan Wells to a three-year, entry-level contract. Wells, who was drafted with the 123rd overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, posted a .916 save percentage for the Peterborough Petes and was a finalist for OHL Goaltender of the Year. He will likely…

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Future Free Agents: Justin Williams

A couple years ago, the Washington Capitals brought Justin Williams in on a two-year deal in order to help win their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. That didn’t happen, and now Williams is set to hit the open market once again this summer and will be a hot commodity for a team looking for…

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These Oilers, Those Penguins

After a decade of darkness, the Oilers had an excellent season, winning 47 games, beating the San Jose Sharks in the first round, and coming within one win of advancing to the Western Conference Final. Back in September, if you had asked most people in Edmonton what they wanted out of this season, they would…

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McLellan: Klefbom likely to be available for Game 7 on Wednesday

I asked McLellan about Klefbom and game seven."I expect him to be available."Big news for the #Oilers — Jason Gregor (@JasonGregor) May 8, 2017 The good news keeps pouring in. After hammering the Ducks in a dominant 7-1 victory Sunday night, Todd McLellan told reporters that Oscar Klefbom, who missed the game due to an…

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Future Free Agents: Joe Thornton

Joe Thornton is a free agent. You know what team means? It’s time to speculate whether or not his time in San Jose is over or not. This is a narrative we’ve heard for years, but after the team went to the Stanley Cup Final in 2016, it’s even more difficult than ever to imagine Thornton…

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Future Free Agents: Brian Boyle

Brian Boyle was acquired by the Toronto Maple Leafs for a pretty hefty price at this year’s trade deadline. He said at the end of the team’s season that he would be open to returning to Toronto, but as a 32-year-old, it’s also likely going to be Boyle’s final chance to make a big payday…

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Future Free Agents: Alexander Radulov

The narrative surrounding Alexander Radulov has completely flipped in the past year. When he was inked by the Montreal Canadiens to a one-year, $5.75 million deal on the first day of free agency last summer, not long after the team had pulled off a massively polarizing swap of P.K. Subban for Shea Weber, it was met…

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Future Free Agents: Ryan Miller

When the Vancouver Canucks signed Ryan Miller back in July 2014, it was surely a move that was expected to make the club competitive. But things didn’t work out that way. Miller was solid for the Canucks, save for an injury-riddled 2014-15 season, but the team only made one playoff appearance during his three years…