June 29th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Free Agents, Oilers Management, Top Stories 0 comments

Yesterday was a very interesting day for fans of the Edmonton Oilers. From the moment TSN Insider Pierre LeBrun broke the news that pending unrestricted free agents Jason Demers and Milan Lucic were in town on Tuesday to talk shop with Peter Chiarelli and company, Oilers Nation was abuzz with excitement. If we are to believe the rumours that are...

June 28th, 2016 In Free Agents, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

Why fix what's not broken? The Penguins are heading into the off-season with their championship-winning roster almost set to return. That's a good thing for them, because their players' salaries won't create a lot of wiggle room for the Pens' general manager Jim Rutherford to work with on the market. There are, however, a few considerable holes...

June 24th, 2016 In Free Agents, NHL Expansion 0 comments

John Lennon said it best: Nobody told me there'd be days like these. When was the last time the top two pending unrestricted free agent defensemen saw their negotiating rights traded, then signed with that team instead of testing the free agent waters on July 1? Has it ever happened? Certainly not in recent memory. These are strange days,...

June 23rd, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Free Agents, Long Read, Top Stories 0 comments

The 2016 NHL Entry Draft is of monumental importance to the Edmonton Oilers and their future. Having missed the playoffs for a tenth consecutive season in 2014-15, the Oilers enter their most recent off-season with one, definitive need in mind: defense. Sure, the entire hockey world has long been aware of this glaring deficiency, but the 2016...

June 20th, 2016 In Free Agents, Islanders Management, New York Islanders, Top Stories 0 comments

We covered the potential, and almost assured loss, of Kyle Okposo last week and now we start this week by taking a look at the second of the Islanders' big three free agents heading into this offseason, Frans Nielsen. Nielsen, the much loved and longest-tenured Islander forward, is coming off a ridiculously team-friendly four-year, $11 million...

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