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Let the Stars Shine

Even when NHL officials actually take the whistles out of their pockets, they make the wrong call far too often. Such was the case last night with the embarrassing goaltender interference penalty called against Brayden Point of the Tampa Bay Lightning in 4-2 win over the New York Islanders.

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Oilers Will Have to Trade Some Young D-men

The Edmonton Oilers’ pipeline of young defencemen looks very promising. They have drafted well to stock pile some solid prospects and current NHL defenders. Ethan Bear and Caleb Jones (2015 draft), Marcus Niemelainen and Vincent Desharnais (2016), Dmitri Samorukov and Phil Kemp (2017), Evan Bouchard and Michael Kesselring (2018) and Philip Broberg (2019). Not all…

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Money Talks

If the on-again, off-again contract talks between the Edmonton Oilers and agent Rick Valette, who represents Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, are stalled at an impasse as we are led to believe by what Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman said last month, the best thing he can do for himself is test the UFA market. 

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Scout’s Week

This week most NHL organizations will have their pro scout meetings. The amateur scouts have had zoom calls with draft-eligible players and will continue those all month preparing for the upcoming NHL draft on July 23rd and 24th, while the pro scouts will meet this week to discuss unrestricted targets as well as trade targets….

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Off the Top of My Head

“There’s always next year. I’m going into my ninth year next year and I haven’t won shit, so I’m definitely motivated. It just sucks.” — Colorado forward Nathan MacKinnon after the Vegas Golden Knights eliminated the Avalanche in six games.

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5 Things – Part Two: Bring Back Nuge and Larsson

We are all fully expecting the Oilers to be very active this offseason. They have some holes that need to be filled, pending free agents that need to be re-signed, and bad contracts that need to be dealt with. There’s a lot to get done and there’s been a lot of debate around Oilersnation about…