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The Nation Roundup

Oilers defensive depth quickly becoming a strength; Flames and Tkachuk aren’t talking; Canucks coach dishes on several topics surrounding the team; why Matthews shot creates a struggle for goalies; Wings make a trade; Joe Murphy, Kelly Buchberger and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Sumo Jerky.

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The Oilers’ new third jersey might have been leaked

According to Dave Waddell, a CBC Radio guy based in Calgary, the new third jerseys the Oilers will use next season have been leaked. Waddell saw this jersey through a Google search of “oilers third jersey” that brought up a sponsored link from Adidas.

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Report: Oilers to add Brian Wiseman as assistant coach

The summer is long and the news is scarce, but the rumour mill is always churning and the latest rumour has the Edmonton Oilers finalizing their coaching staff ranks by adding Brian Wiseman as an assistant coach. Wiseman has been an assistant with the NCAA Michigan Wolverines programs since 2011.

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REPORT: Milan Lucic traded to the Flames for James Neal

Well, it looks like it’s finally happened. The long-awaited divorce between Milan Lucic and the Edmonton Oilers has been completed. The Oilers have reportedly linked up on a deal with their provincial rivals, the Calgary Flames, on a deal to swap Lucic for James Neal. 

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The Nation Roundup

Leafs and Marner still far apart; Oilers changing the look of scouting; looking at the Canucks transition and scoring; did the Flames and Jets jerseys get leaked; Sam Bennett’s role is becoming more clear; free agency, hockey parents, Don Cherry and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Sumo Jerky.

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Ryan Spooner signs in Switzerland with HC Lugano

Earlier today, word broke on Twitter that former Oiler, Ryan Spooner, had a signed a contract in the Swiss league with HC Lugano and I couldn’t help but laugh at the news… and maybe cry a little bit. If you want another reminder of how bad Peter Chiarelli was at his job then look no…

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The Nation Roundup July 13

The Oilers should be in on Gusev; how the Aho offer sheet affects Matthew Tkachuk; breaking down the Cody Ceci trade; Canucks overpay Tyler Myers, also ink Ferland; free agency, season predictions and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Sumo Jerky.