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Anton Belov parts ways with Edmonton Oilers, returns to KHL

The Anton Belov experiment is officially over after just one NHL season, according to Dmitry Chesnokov, a well-connected contributor to Puck Daddy and TSN.

Belov spent the 2013-14 season in Edmonton, where he was lost in a pack of middling defenceman on what was among the weakest defence groups in the NHL. 628 more words

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Edmonton Oilers have boundless – and perhaps misplaced – faith in Justin Schultz

Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish gave a post mortem on the Oilers season in a press availability on Tuesday, and telegraphed some of the team’s summer plans at the same time. 941 more words

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NHL Draft Lottery: Leafs retain 8th overall pick

The NHL Draft Lottery was tonight and as the odds had it, the Leafs retained the 8th overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft.  The only change at the Draft Lottery was that the Panthers will pick first, instead of the Buffalo Sabres, who fell to second overall. 611 more words

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Panthers win draft lottery after "overtaking" Edmonton Oilers for 29th in last game of season

Oilers retain #3 spot in June draft

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The Florida Panthers came from the #2 hole to win the NHL’s draft lottery on Monday night. 578 more words

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UPDATE: Edmonton Oilers win third overall pick at NHL draft lottery

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Oilers had the top Canadian odds at Tuesday’s NHL draft lottery, but ended up getting third pick.

Since the NHL uses a weighted system for these picks, the worse a team’s record, the better its chance of landing the top choice. 314 more words

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Eakins get vote of confidence after rough rookie season behind Oilers' bench

Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish gave his coach, Dallas Eakins, a vote of confidence today, despite another disappointing season in Edmonton.

“I’m convinced this guy is the right coach to lead us into much more successful times … he’s relentless,” MacTavish said, … 142 more words

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Thoughts on changing the NHL Draft Lottery

As the talent at the top of the NHL Draft continues to rise each year the topic of tanking to ensure higher odds at the first overall pick is becoming a hot topic. 1,296 more words

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