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The Roundup

Dubas needs to get Chiarelli on the phone immediately; what the Flames need at the Draft; how can the Oilers get a right shot D; can the Jets beat Vegas; season reviews, prospect evaluations, Jeff Skinner and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by The Daily Dugout.

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Joel Persson will play in Sweden next year

The Edmonton Oilers officially announced that they’ve signed defenceman Joel Persson to a one-year contract. That said, he won’t be joining the team in North America next season. Instead, the Swedish defender will continue to play for the Växjö Lakers of the SHL.

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Update: Oilers at the World Hockey Championships

The preliminary games are complete, Team Canada has themselves a spot in the quarterfinals, and all of the Oilers playing at the World Hockey Championships seem to be finding success for themselves. If you haven’t had the time to watch the games cause you’re either working or sleeping, let me get you all caught up!

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Report: Oilers may have locked up defenceman Joel Persson

According to TSN’s Ryan Rishaug, the Edmonton Oilers may have added another defenceman to their stable in the form of Joel Persson. Most recently, the right-handed Swede played for the Vaxjo Lakers of the SHL where he put up some pretty decent numbers from the back end and was known as a power play specialist. 

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Adam Larsson scores game winner for Sweden

Edmonton Oilers defenceman, Adam Larsson, came up big for Team Sweden today as he scored the game winning goal in the third period of today’s matchup against Switzerland. Larsson’s first goal of the tournament and game winner came at the best possible time as the 5-3 win over Switzerland keeps them in the top spot in…

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(Video) Friday Fights: Top 25 of 2017-18 (5th – 1st)

It all comes down to this. The top 5 fights of the 2017-18 season. It was the lowest output in the NHL’s history for a year. With 280 fights this year, there was a 7% drop from the previous year’s total fights (372) This past week you got to see the top 10th down to…

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No Kovalchuk for the Edmonton Oilers

According to Elliotte Friedman’s 31 Thoughts that went up today over at Sportsnet, the Edmonton Oilers approached free agent Ilya Kovalchuk about joining the squad for the upcoming year. Unfortunately, the dreams of McNugelchuk just aren’t meant to be as Friedman crushed our dreams before they ever really got a chance to get going. A while…