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.
Yohann Auvitu comes from hockey shadows to challenge for Oilers job
Mark Spector
Ivry-sur-Seine, a Parisian suburb of 60,000, is the farthest thing from a hockey hotbed. That hasn't stopped Yohann Auvitu from challenging for an NHL job.
NHL's crackdown on slashing could leave slower defencemen behind
Mark Spector
Why fans should be cheering for NHL's new violations to stick
Mark Spector
The NHL's new slashing and faceoff violations were on prominent display in Monday's pre-season action, and fans of the game should be cheering for these standards to stick.
Denis Shapovalov overcomes taste of adversity to clinch for Canada
Mark Spector
Denis Shapovalov was down 0-40 at 5-6 in the second set of his Davis Cup rubber against India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan. The Canadian wouldn't let go of the game, and rallied back to win in straight sets and clinch a World Group spot for his country.
Shapovalov shows off confidence in first five-set match at Davis Cup
Mark Spector
Oilers' Lucic works out with Terrell Owens with hope of improving speed
Mark Spector
After a sluggish debut in Edmonton last season, it’s no secret: Milan Lucic has to be quicker and more impactful this season.
Oilers' Todd McLellan opens up on how far team has come
Mark Spector
Edmonton Oilers coach Todd McLellan opens up with Sportsnet's Mark Spector about how far his team has come in his two years behind the bench.
Q&A: Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli on building a Stanley Cup contender
Mark Spector
Denis Shapovalov captures spotlight ahead of Davis Cup tie with India
Mark Spector
Milos Raonic opened the door, and now Denis Shapovalov is walking through it as Canada yearns for a singles superstar in tennis.