How well did Adam Larsson play against top opponents last year?

Jonathan Willis
July 24 2016 07:00AM

On Friday, I looked at how Edmonton’s defencemen fared when played against the best opponents in the NHL last year. Immediately and repeatedly I was asked to show how newcomer Adam Larsson did in the same role.

The answer is that it’s complicated.

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July 23 2016 06:46PM

In the middle of the third round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft—with most of the top end CHL kids already chosen—Edmonton looked to the OJHL for defender Matthew Cairns. One month later, there are still questions about this player, and what he brings. Let's have a look.

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Kris Versteeg expected to sign in Bern, further reducing the UFA winger pool

Jonathan Willis
July 23 2016 03:45PM

Kris Versteeg is a 30-year-old right shooting winger with two Stanley Cup rings who might have been a useful bargain signing for several NHL teams. It appears that won’t happen, as he’s expected to sign in Switzerland this weekend.

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Seven Oilers You Miss (But Probably Shouldn't)

Cat Silverman
July 23 2016 07:00AM

The Edmonton Oilers have had a lot of pretty forgettable players over the last decade. 

That's resulted in a lot of irrational cult love. 

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July 22 2016 09:01PM

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Since Charlie Huddy left for the Winnipeg rail yards, the Edmonton Oilers have been mostly unable to identify useful defensemen—in the draft, or at the NHL level. I think the Oilers are very high on Griffin Reinhart (photo by Mark Williams) and Darnell Nurse, but the gap between opening night 2016-17 and their ability to contribute to wins is a worry. A possible solution? Veteran UFAs, and they are an interesting group.

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