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Because It’s The Cap: San Jose Sharks Offseason Preview

The San Jose Sharks have a Jumbo decision to make this summer. Both Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau, the faces of the Sharks’ franchise over the past decade, are set to hit unrestricted free agency in July. They’re still productive players at 37 years of age, as Thornton and Marleau finished fourth and fifth respectively in team…

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Oilers have second highest opening odds (10-1) to win 2018 Stanley Cup

A Champion for 2017 hasn’t been crowned yet, but Vegas has already released its first set of odds for the 2018 Stanley Cup. We still have a ways to go before the 2017-18 season begins. Nashville and Pittsburgh are duking it out in the Cup Final right now, 30 teams are going to have to navigate through…

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City Council Votes ‘No’ on Bringing Back City of Champions Slogan

Edmonton will not be called the City of Champions again. The City’s Council voted today on bringing back the slogan to the ‘Welcome to Edmonton’ signs on the outskirts of the city. As Elise Stolte of Postmedia reports, bringing back the slogan was voted down, with five votes for ‘Yes’, seven votes for ‘No’, and one undecided….

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Because It’s The Cap: Los Angeles Kings Offseason Preview

After spending three years at the top, which included two Stanley Cups and a loss in the Western Conference Final, the Kings have lost their throne. Despite finishing at the top of the league in shot attempt differential, a combination of mediocre goaltending and an inability to score goals resulted in Los Angeles missing the…

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Future Free Agents: Cody Franson

After two disappointing seasons in Buffalo, Cody Franson is headed back to the free agent market. He didn’t really gel with the Sabres, as you can see based on his worse-than-usual production, but Franson is still the same big, skilled defenceman who can shoot bombs from the point, making him an attractive option for many teams in need…

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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…