Projecting McDavid's Next Contract

Christian Pagnani
May 19 2017 03:00PM

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In his end of the year press conference, Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli talked aboutthe offseason signings he has to make in response to a question from the Edmonton Sun’s Terry Jones.

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The Nation Notebook: Pittsburgh's defense, Ryan's redemption, and Shattenkirk

Christian Pagnani
May 15 2017 07:00AM

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The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don’t quite deserve their own article. 

Pittsburgh might not be able to last with this group of defensemen in the playoffs. Bobby Ryan is scoring! Jean-Gabriel Pageau is a playoff stud. Kevin Shattenkirk wants a bigger role and teams will be lining up to give it to him.

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Projecting Jesse Puljujarvi

Christian Pagnani
April 25 2017 05:00PM

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The Oilers assigned Jesse Puljujarvi to Finland’s World Championship team last week, ending his rookie season in North America. Puljujarvi, along with Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine, was thought of as one of the three 2016 draftees who were NHL-ready going into the season. Matthews and Laine had amazing rookie campaigns, but Puljujarvi’s wasn’t on the same level, spending time in both Edmonton and AHL Bakersfield this year. Puljujarvi didn’t have the same immediate impact as a Matthews or Laine, or even a Tkachuk. He didn’t dress in every game and he didn’t play much when did, averaging only 11:15 minutes.

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The Nation Notebook: Edmonton advances, Hawks swept, and Ilya Kovalchuk

Christian Pagnani
April 24 2017 07:00AM

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The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don’t quite deserve their own article. 

The first round of the playoffs are over. The Edmonton Oilers advance to the second round for the first time since 2006. The Blackhawks get swept by the Nashville Predators. The Leafs lose to the Capitals, but their future is bright. Ilya Kovalchuk is looking to return to the NHL.

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The Nation Notebook: Wild in tough, Snow's security, and KHL shenanigans

Christian Pagnani
April 17 2017 07:00AM

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The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don’t quite deserve their own article. 

The playoffs have begun! The Blues have taken a 3-0 in their series against the Wild. The NHL says Garth Snow is doing okay. Matt Calvert gets a game off for his cross-check. One KHL team might be doing whatever it takes to win.

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