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Monday Mailbag – The Adam Larsson Hole

I hope everyone had an excellent weekend because it’s time to get back to work with a brand new Mailbag! This week, we’re looking at Adam Larsson walking for Seattle, Zach Hyman’s rumoured contract, Xavier Bourgault, and more. If you’ve got got a question you’d like to ask, email it to me at [email protected] or hit…

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Off the Top of My Head

Unless Xavier Bourgault develops more quickly than most forwards taken in the bottom-third of the first round in any given NHL Entry Draft, we won’t know what kind of impact he’ll have with the Edmonton Oilers until fans have had two or three seasons to judge the deal that’s going to bring Zach Hyman to…

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Draft Notes, Realistic Expectations and More

In five years when we look back at the 2021 NHL entry draft I suspect there will be lots of questioning how teams missed on players who were taken in middle rounds. This has been the most challenging draft for scouts in NHL history. The Ontario Hockey League didn’t play any games. The Western Hockey…

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Draft Day Live Blog…

Happy draft day, folks! For the second straight summer, the NHL Entry Draft has been pushed back because of the ‘Rona timeline but we’ve finally arrived at the fishing day for new toys and I’m here to cover it all. Are you excited? I’m excited. Since there’s bound to be plenty of action and speculation…

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Should the Oilers Trade the 19th Overall Pick?

As things stand right now, the Oilers will only select twice in the first five rounds of the upcoming NHL Draft. Just considering that fact alone, the idea of trading one of those two picks may sound incredibly foolish. But is it really? The Oilers desperately need to take a step forward next season and…