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Weekly Rumours – Big Names, PTOs, and RFAs

Training camp is just around the corner and the start of the NHL regular season is just over a month away. Hockey talk is back and there are plenty of rumours floating around. Plenty of big names still exist on the trade market and there are plenty of big-name unsigned RFAs.

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Who Should Be McDavid’s Linemates at the Olympics?

After months of negotiations, the NHL and IIHF finally reached an agreement that will send NHL players to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China. This will be the first time since the 2014 games in Sochi that the NHL will be sending its players. Of course, that also means this will be the first…

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Weekly Rumours – It’s August

Things are very quiet around the NHL. Most teams have spent their offseason money and most free agents have found their new homes for the 2021-22 season. The interesting part of this offseason is that some of the big-name trade targets that were available at the start of the summer still haven’t been moved. 

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Bouncebacks and Step Backs

The other day, I had a nation citizen float me a very interesting question/idea. They asked if our expectations for some players are too high and they added that sometimes before a season we assume that all players who had great seasons the year prior will repeat their success while also assuming that all players…

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Weekly Rumours – Oilers Search for a Defenseman

It may be August 12th, but Ken Holland is reportedly not done tinkering with the Oilers lineup.  That shouldn’t really come as a surprise either. Even after the signing of Brendan Perlini, the Oilers are at 39 contracts (via PuckPedia) and while the eventual Yamamoto signing will bring them to an even 40, it’s fair…

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Digging Into the Pacific Division

It feels like ages since the Oilers have been a part of the Pacific Division, but they return this October as the 2021-22 season sees the NHL return back to its normal divisions. The Pacific features a very interesting group of teams and things look pretty different from the last time the Oilers played against…

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Weekly NHL Rumours – What’s Left?

August is historically the quietest month in the NHL. Usually, by this point, free agents have had over a month to find a new home and General Managers are tucked away at their cabins for the summer and likely aren’t thinking about making big splashes on the trade market. Now, most GMs are probably done…

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Should the Oilers Trade the 19th Overall Pick?

As things stand right now, the Oilers will only select twice in the first five rounds of the upcoming NHL Draft. Just considering that fact alone, the idea of trading one of those two picks may sound incredibly foolish. But is it really? The Oilers desperately need to take a step forward next season and…

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Weekly Rumours: There’s So Much Going On!

The Expansion Draft has dominated the rumour mill over the last few days, but once that is out of the way teams will get back to wheeling and dealing. It’s still expected to be one of the busiest summers we’ve seen in a few years and that means there are no shortage of rumours for…

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Weekly Rumours: Expansion Time!

We are just over 24 hours away from the Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft and rumours are flying all over the hockey world. It’s been crazy to try and keep track of everything and usually my weekly rumours blog drops on Thursdays, but I figured it’d be smart to drop one before the expansion draft, when…

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Weekly Rumours: It’s Officially Silly Season

Moves are being made and it is officially silly season time in the National Hockey League. Duncan Keith is an Oiler, Pierre McGuire has been hired by the Senators, and the Minnesota Wild made the absolutely bizarre decision to buy out both Ryan Suter and Zach Parise.  The best part? The fun is only beginning…