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 take calculated risks, add depth at NHL trade deadline
Mark Spector
Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland made maximum impact with the minimum expenditure in his first trade deadline with the team.
Oilers earning playoff-team status with McDavid return, Green addition
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Oilers captain Connor McDavid will return to lineup vs. Kings
Mark Spector
Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid will return to the lineup against the Los Angeles Kings, according to head coach Dave Tippett.
Oilers need to tighten defensive game if going to find playoff success
Mark Spector
Good teams keep the puck out of their net with consistency. In a loss to the Minnesota Wild where their third line gave up three goals, the Edmonton Oilers need to tighten up their defensive game.
Oilers finally reaping rewards of homegrown players
Mark Spector
McDavid's return puts Ken Holland under spotlight before deadline
Mark Spector
Given the success the Edmonton Oilers had without Connor McDavid, the spotlight on general manager Ken Holland is even brighter before Monday's trade deadline as fans wonder if he'll add more pieces to the team to fuel their playoff push.
Depleted Oilers show signs of confidence in getting point against Bruins
Mark Spector
Getting a loser point against the Boston Bruins wasn't something the Edmonton Oilers expected they could get. They didn't let the negatives get to them and it showed with some much needed confidence despite all their injuries.
2020 NHL Trade Deadline Primer: Edmonton Oilers
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Oilers must act fast to secure blue line help as NHL trade deadline looms
Mark Spector
Ken Holland should not go into the market with an eye to replace Oscar Klefbom. He may not be a No. 1 defenceman across the NHL, but he is the Oilers’ No. 1 and you can’t replace that player in anything less than a blockbuster deal. But could he find another Kris Russell? That’s an order he could likely fill.