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Weekend Update: December 10th, 2017

The pipeline was flowing this week with some of the Oilers’ prospects having solid efforts and putting up big numbers. Tyler Benson continues his torrid pace in the Dub with nine points over the last two weeks. Iiro Pakarinen hit the ground running in Bakersfield after being assigned, with three goals and four points in his…

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Nation Notebook: The NHL and Seattle get Serious

This a weekly feature that rounds up news, rumours, and interesting things happening around the NHL.  The NHL allows Seattle to submit an application for expansion and run a ticket drive, similar to Las Vegas. Andrei Markov has some frustrations with Montreal. Artemi Panarin has a historic night. Pittsburgh is still looking for a center….

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NHL salary cap to rise in 2018-19

According to Pierre LeBrun, the NHL’s salary cap is going to increase next year. LeBrun reports that the cap will, at the very minimum, increase from its current $75 million ceiling to $78 million next season, but it could rise as high as $82 million. The final salary cap number will ultimately be decided in…

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The Roundup

Full panic in Edmonton and Detroit; Flames still searching for identity; looking at Leafs trade targets; examining the Jets start; John Tavares, Matt Hendricks and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by the DailyFaceOff.

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Andrej Sekera hoping to return before Christmas

Andrej Sekera, noted team dad, is hoping to be back on the ice with the boys before Christmas. Sekera is still recovering from the offseason ACL surgery and is now (finally) nearing his return. How far off is he? Let’s take a look.

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Around The Pacific: Six teams separated by nine points

This is a weekly feature in which I’ll look at the performances and narratives of the teams in the Pacific Division. The Golden Knights had a rough week and are sliding down the standings, making the Pacific Division a massive mess in the middle between the strong Los Angeles Kings and the terrible Arizona Coyotes.

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Weekend Update: December 2nd, 2017

A light week for the Oil in the pipeline. A goalie shuffle through the system as a result of the Cam Talbot IR placement. Brad Malone is lighting up the AHL since his recent reassignment with six points in four games. Tyler Benson is continuing to lead the Vancouver Giants in points per game with…

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Oilers claim Brandon Davidson off waivers

Good morning everyone! I went to sleep with a smile on my face after a big Battle of Alberta win last night and woke up with an even bigger smile on my face. The Oilers have gone full circle and have officially claimed Brandon Davidson off of waivers from the Montreal Canadiens. 

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Oil Kings Skid Grows to Twelve

“We do a lot of good things and then we load up the shotgun and point it directly at our foot,” said Oil Kings Head Coach Steve Hamilton following his team’s 3-1 loss to the Brandon Wheat Kings, their twelfth in a row.