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Revisiting McDavid’s deal

Two years ago yesterday, one of the best contracts in NHL history was signed. Connor McDavid put pen to paper on a precedent-setting eight-year, $100,000,000 contract. Let’s look back at how valuable he is today, and how it changed some recent contract negotiations.

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‘Twas the night before Free Agent Frenzy…

‘Twas the night before Free Agency Frenzy, when all through the league, every creature was stirring including in lieu of overfatigue, the contracts were near done by the GM’s with care, in hopes that their fans think they’d be fair.

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Report: Oilers one of five teams in on Brian Boyle

As Edmonton Oilers general manager works the phone looking for options to fill holes across the roster, a report surfaced Friday C Brian Boyle is one Oilers brass has reached out to. The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun broke the news, tweeting “Boyle camp I believe has heard from 5-6 teams and Edmonton is indeed one of…

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Edmonton Oilers draft Russian goalie Ilya Konovalov 85th overall

The Edmonton Oilers used their third-round selection, 85th overall, to select Russian goaltender Ilya Konovalov. Konovalov, a six-foot, 194 lb. native of Yaroslavl, Russia, played last season with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in the KHL — the team Craig MacTavish was recently named head coach of.