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.
Playoff drought behind them, Oilers shift focus to task ahead
Mark Spector
After a decade of futility as the NHL's laughingstock, the Edmonton Oilers have finally found the recipe to success and can now turn their attention to the post-season.
McLellan set tone early for playoff-bound Oilers
Mark Spector
West Coast Bias: Is Micheal Ferland the next Pat Maroon?
Mark Spector
Both the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames have increased their size in the last couple of seasons. Pat Maroon has found a role on the top line in Edmonton, while Micheal Ferland appears to be doing the same.
Edmonton Oilers takeaways: Cam Talbot is human after all
Mark Spector
In the end, Anaheim was ready for the test while Edmonton looked like a team that hadn’t seen a spotlight this bright for a long while. Here are a few other things we learned on a Wednesday night in Anaheim, as the Ducks beat the Oilers 4-3.
Theo Fleury on Matthew Tkachuk's elbow: 'I love it'
Mark Spector
Manhandled in Alberta, Kings' glory years feel like an era ago
Mark Spector
Even though the Kings' so-called "glory years" aren't that far in the past, after their poor showing in Alberta, it sure seems like those Cups they won in 2012 and 2014 were an era ago.
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
Oilers rediscovering form after pair of offensive outbursts
Mark Spector
After a pair of seven-goal victories in the Edmonton Oilers' past two games, you wonder if what was lost in Alberta's capital has suddenly been found?