Mark Spector
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.
Theo Fleury on Matthew Tkachuk's elbow: 'I love it'
Mark Spector
Former Calgary Flame Theo Fleury has no problem with the way rookie Matthew Tkachuk plays, and says Johnny Gaudreau could learn a thing or two.
Manhandled in Alberta, Kings' glory years feel like an era ago
Mark Spector
Edmonton Oilers continue to lean on Talbot, who continues to deliver
Mark Spector
Talbot has had six more starts than the next busiest NHL goalie (Frederik Andersen), faced the most shots, made the most saves, and has played all but three Oilers games since Dec. 9.
West Coast Bias: Who has advantage in Pacific playoff race?
Mark Spector
Strength of opponent, home and road, back-to-backs… Here’s a look at which teams have the easiest path down the stretch, and who is going to have play better to nab home ice advantage in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Oilers rediscovering form after pair of offensive outbursts
Mark Spector
Edmonton Oilers flip the switch, embarrass hapless Stars
Mark Spector
The Stars, a team that has beaten Edmonton like a drum for most of the past 20 years, is now the club that is winding out a failed season. The Oilers toyed with Dallas, the way those old Stars of Mike Modano had done to the Oilers of yore.
Oilers leaning on veteran experience in final playoff push
Mark Spector
With the Edmonton Oilers facing their biggest test of the season, the team is counting on veterans like Milan Lucic to be a calming presence.
Canadiens stick to game plan against Oilers and it pays off
Mark Spector
West Coast Bias: Does playing for the Leafs boost Matthews' Calder chances?
Mark Spector
With rookies from all over the NHL posting standout debut seasons, how will geography impact voting for the Calder Trophy?