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.
Q&A: Oilers GM Holland on trade deadline approach, Battle of Alberta
Mark Spector
Before the Edmonton Oilers started their bye week heading into all-star, GM Ken Holland sat down for a 1-on-1 with Mark Spector to discuss the trade deadline outlook, the depth on the team's roster, the Battle of Alberta, and more.
Oilers enter All-Star break with plenty of hard-earned confidence
Mark Spector
Oilers' depth starting to make an impact after slow start to season
Mark Spector
The support scoring was slow in arriving this season, and it was widely lamented that relying heavily on McDavid and Draisaitl was a bad long-term recipe. Now, all those depth guys from which 10 goals were hoped for are starting to score, and the Edmonton Oilers are getting by.
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Oilers starting to roll as workmanlike effort carries them past Predators
Mark Spector
The only thing pretty about this win was Filip Forsberg’s trickery — the rest was solid, professional work by an Oilers team that led 3-2 after two and gave the Predators almost nothing.
Oilers' Kassian on Flames' Tkachuk: 'He messed with the wrong guy'
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Suspension for Oilers' Kassian proves unpredictability of bans
Mark Spector
It was anyone's guess what the punishment would be for Zack Kassian after Saturday's altercation with Matthew Tkachuk. Sportsnet's Mark Spector offers a breakdown of the situation.
Respect of Flames' Tkachuk questioned after dangerous hits on Kassian
Mark Spector
The aftermath of a surly Saturday night in Calgary lives on and shifted from a turtling Matthew Tkachuk to the hits that enraged Edmonton’s Zack Kassian, a type of hit that most believed had been removed from the game.
Battle of Alberta re-ignited with Kassian, Tkachuk post-game shots
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Flames' Lucic played unique role in development of now-rival Oilers
Mark Spector
While Connor McDavid wears the captain’s ‘C’ in Edmonton, and Leon Draisaitl an ‘A’, it was widely known that Milan Lucic helped both develop their leadership skills.