Mark Spector
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Senior columnist Mark Spector is one of Canada’s leading sources for breaking NHL news. Regularly contributing to sportsnet.ca and Sportsnet magazine, Spector gives Canadian hockey fans exclusive insight to the goings-on in NHL franchises. He also acts as the sideline reporter for Sportsnet’s regional Edmonton Oilers broadcasts.
Tavares question looms large as Islanders seek goaltending help
Mark Spector
Garth Snow has wisely armed himself with the requisite draft picks to fix his goaltending problem. Now, he’d better find a goalie or it could be a sad Canada Day this summer for the Islanders if they lose John Tavares.
Takeaways: Nurse shines for Oilers in win over Golden Knights
Mark Spector
NHL mid-season awards: Lightning dominate voting
Mark Spector
At the mid-season point, there have been a number of strong performers across the NHL. With that in mind, here are the outstanding players, coaches and teams after 41 games.
Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli has 'no intentions' of firing Todd McLellan
Mark Spector
Firing the coach at the first sign of disappointment is not a long-term solution, and Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli said as much Sunday evening.
6 things that have gone wrong for the Edmonton Oilers this season
Mark Spector
McDavid's performance makes things better for Oilers, for a night
Mark Spector
Connor McDavid setup his team’s only goal as the Oilers managed to beat the Ducks in a shootout. There’s not much left in this season for Edmonton but beating an old foe in Anaheim, and a performance like this one from him makes a few things better, if only for a night.
Another dreadful performance sees Oilers' season swirling the bowl
Mark Spector
Slaughtered 5-0 by the Winnipeg Jets, then bludgeoned to the same 5-0 tune by the Los Angeles Kings – in consecutive home games – the Edmonton Oilers season is floundering this morning.
Oilers' shellacking at hands of Jets a complete mail-in job
Mark Spector
Jeff Glass finally joins his famous 2005 WJC teammates in the NHL
Mark Spector
Finally, like all the famous teammates he played with on Canada's 2005 World Junior Hockey Championship team, Jeff Glass can call himself an NHL player.