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.
Quinn-Hughes
Oilers lose sight of defensive aspirations in defeat to Canucks
Mark Spector
The goaltending was average and the defensive zone coverage well below that as the Oilers lost sight of their defensive aspirations in a 5-3 opening night loss to the Canucks on Wednesday.
Edmonton Oilers Season Preview: Can new faces push them to next level?
Mark Spector
Oilers' Puljujarvi finds mentor in new linemate Kyle Turris
Mark Spector
Kyle Turris is confident that he can help polish the diamond that is Jesse Puljujarvi, a true specimen who just needs to learn the NHL game.
evan-bouchard
Oilers notebook: Bouchard comfortable, confident after Sweden stint
Mark Spector
A year ago it was Ethan Bear turning heads. This training camp it’s Evan Bouchard who's somehow turning 23 games in Sweden into a career leap that just might help him to begin his NHL career this January.
Tyson Barrie hoping to re-write his narrative with Oilers
Mark Spector
Faced with first genuine test of 2021 world juniors, Canada falls short
Mark Spector
After two weeks of never giving up an even-strength goal, of outscoring opponents 41-4, of never trailing for a single second, Canada got its first taste of true adversity in their gold-medal meeting with Team USA. And they fell short.
Oilers greats bid fond farewells to legendary John Muckler
Mark Spector
It may have been Day 3 of training camp Tuesday, but in the Edmonton Oilers' world, it was Day 1 without former head coach John Muckler, who died Monday at age 86.
Canada hunts for gold after passing every 'test' at world juniors with ease
Mark Spector
Zack-Kassian
Oilers' Kassian must be productive, physical to reclaim spot on McDavid line
Mark Spector
Zack Kassian showed up in his old spot on Connor McDavid’s right wing at the first true practice of the Edmonton Oilers training camp on Monday. Hey, who wouldn’t want to play there?