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.
What does the future hold for Jesse Puljujarvi and the Edmonton Oilers?
The Oilers have to figure out what to do about Jesse Puljujarvi. The No. 4 overall pick from 2016 hasn't yet hit as a top-six winger, but it would seem starting next season in the AHL isn't an option. As frustration grows on both sides, Oilers GM Ken Holland has to decide on a plan for Puljujarvi and stick with it.
How Oilers could look under Dave Tippett, according to ex-players
All signs point to the Edmonton Oilers head coaching position being Dave Tippett’s, if he chooses to accept it. So we spoke to a couple of ex-players, and a few other folks around the game, to get a vibe for what kind of coach he would be.