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What does a flat cap mean for the Oilers?

Over the last week, we have been hit with a lot of news regarding the NHL’s return to play. We now know that Edmonton and Toronto will be hub cities, we know the CBA will be extended, we know that NHLers will likely be returning to the Winter Olympics. There are plenty of things to…

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Big Decisions: The Goaltenders

Over the last few weeks, I have been looking into the biggest roster decisions that Dave Tippett will be facing once the 24-team playoff begins in August. I’ve looked into the entire forward group and the group of defenseman but I’ve left the most important area for last: the goaltending.

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Big Decisions: The Blueline

We’re roughly six or seven weeks away from the NHL’s season resuming which means it is a perfect time to start dissecting what the Oilers lineup should look like when the puck drops in early August. Last week, I wrote about both the top six and the bottom six. Today, I want to focus on…

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I’m worried about local sports

Today was a tough day for the local sports scene around Edmonton. The University of Alberta announced that their men’s and women’s hockey, basketball, and volleyball seasons have been shut down. It’s an unfortunate decision but it’s easy to see why it was made and sadly, I’m worried this might just be the beginning of…

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Big Decisions: The Bottom Six

With hockey on the horizon and the season likely resuming in the next six to eight weeks, I’ve decided to start taking a closer look at the Oilers lineup and dissect some of the important decisions that Head Coach Dave Tippett will have to make when putting his lineup together. Earlier in the week, I…

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Big Decisions: The Top Six

Once play gets resuming, Dave Tippett will have some interesting choices to make when it comes to his lineup. Both upfront, on the backend, and between the pipes, there are plenty of intriguing decisions to be made. So, over the next couple of weeks here on the site, I’ll be taking a close look at…

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Should the NHL permanently expand the playoffs?

The NHL plans to resume its season during the summer with a 24-team playoff. It’s unorthodox but it’s what the league has deemed necessary in order to resume the 2019/20 campaign. But, what if this wasn’t a one-time thing? What if the NHL decided to permanently expand the playoff format? Most hockey fans will immediately…

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What Would An Asterisk Mean?

I have heard the word “asterisk” more times in the last month than I ever have in my life. It’s quickly become a buzz word around the sports community as people wonder if the champions that are crowned this season in all of the major sports leagues will be considered ‘legitimate’ winners. 

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The Big Questions: Who are the trade candidates?

I’ve spent the last few weeks going through some of the big questions that will be facing Ken Holland once the 2019/20 season officially wraps up and the offseason begins. No matter what the question is, part of the answer always involves the salary cap. The bottom line is that we really don’t know what…

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The Big Questions: The UFAs

Over the last week, I have been looking into what Ken Holland could do with the three pending restricted free agents on his roster and now, I want to shift my focus to the unrestricted free agents.  Holland has already taken care of a few of them with the signings of Joakim Nygard, Gaetan Haas,…