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.
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Q&A: Kings' Drew Doughty on defending against McDavid and Draisaitl
Mark Spector
With a game against the Edmonton Oilers on tap, Drew Droughty discussed shutting down today’s NHL superstar like Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl plus
Oilers fall way short of playoff form in loss to Senators
Mark Spector
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Oilers GM Ken Holland: 'It's a time for introspection' in NHL
Mark Spector
Like any GM in today’s NHL, Oilers' Ken Holland will take stock on what kinds of motivational tactics are being used under his watch, and if those are acceptable today, as 2020 nears.
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Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen defying odds in breakthrough season
Mark Spector
When then-Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli gave Koskinen a three-year, $13.5 million deal just days before getting fired last spring, there were a lot of reasons why the hockey world just could not fathom it. But somewhere, in a summer that saw him turn 31, Koskinen’s game improved tremendously.
Five most NHL-ready prospects in Oilers' development system
Mark Spector
Canucks dodge early-season trend, hold onto lead over first-place Oilers
Mark Spector
Vancouver walked into Edmonton on the tail end of a six-game road trip — minus bottom-six centres Brandon Sutter and Jay Beagle — and whipped the first-place Oilers 5-2.
Young Canucks still trying to stem tide as Oilers showdowns loom
Mark Spector
As a young team, stemming the tide is something the Vancouver Canucks are trying to master. Whether that is a losing streak, or an in-game momentum swing.
How Matt Dumba's Red Deer stint helped set him up for NHL success
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Oilers focused on finding consistency after NHL's Thanksgiving milestone
Mark Spector
Since 2005-06, the 16 teams in a playoff position in the NHL at American Thanksgiving have made the playoffs 76 per cent of the time. Right now, the Edmonton Oilers look poised to continue that trend. Just don't tell them that — their focus is on staying consistent to make sure it happens.