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.
Oilers' focus on chance to lift Cup won't be shaken by empty arenas
Mark Spector
Should the NHL return as planned, the Oilers are in for a unique, odd play-in series against the Blackhawks. But the only motivation needed is the chance to lift the Stanley Cup once all is said and done, according to Darnell Nurse.
Oilers' Holland hopeful team's best is yet to come after season of success
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Former Oiler Ales Hemsky was always at his best when it mattered most
Mark Spector
Former Edmonton Oilers winger Ales Hemsky, who recently retired from the NHL, was always at his best when the game was on the line.
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Why Edmonton should have an edge in bid to host NHL games
Mark Spector
‘Tis to laugh, the comparisons between the National Hockey League gathering one of its playoff pools in Edmonton or Las Vegas. Like, seriously? We’re really talking about this? Well, actually, they are. And there's a few reasons why.
Oilers equipped to exploit Blackhawks' weaknesses in potential playoff series
Mark Spector
Oilers trade history: Ugly Dustin Penner departure still paying dividends
Mark Spector
We took a look back at the Oilers’ trading history. Here’s what we found.
Memories of electric Team North America have not faded
Mark Spector
Canada may have won the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, but Team North America was the squad to watch. Years later, the memories of their electric play are still fresh.
Oilers Mailbag: What does future hold for defenceman Kris Russell?
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Oilers may need to improve from within if salary cap remains stagnant
Mark Spector
Edmonton is tight on the cap to the extent they won’t be players in free agency whenever that season opens. But they won’t be forced to let good players leave either, which should allow last year’s playoff team to be next year’s playoff team.