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.
Hockey world slowly making strides when it comes to mental health
Mark Spector
Only in recent years have we come to the realization that the size of one’s pay cheque does not run in direct proportion to their ability to handle stress or sadness. NHL players now can take days off for challenging life events -- a sign of progress.
Nugent-Hopkins rewarding Oilers' loyalty by paying dues as unheralded performer
Mark Spector
Oilers Takeaways: Edmonton finding composure and maturity vs. Canucks with sixth straight win
Mark Spector
When the Vancouver Canucks pulled within one goal, the Edmonton Oilers could have panicked, much like earlier in the year. Instead, they remained composed and held the lead until the final buzzer.
Things We Know: Oilers' Holland hit a home run with the Kostin trade
Mark Spector
When Edmonton and St. Louis swapped Dmitri Samorukov and Klim Kostin, both GMs hoped that a couple of fresh starts might make a small difference, that they might hit a single. For Ken Holland, it’s been, at worst, a triple.
Oilers show off third-period dominance, outlast Lightning to earn fifth straight win
Mark Spector
Mattias Janmark's grit proves veteran depth is needed alongside star power for Oilers
Mark Spector
There are reasons general manager Ken Holland acquired a veteran depth forward like Mattias Janmark, and those reasons don’t happen in September.
'There has been a real buy-in': Surging Oilers beat Kraken for fourth win in a row
Mark Spector
The Edmonton Oilers are poised for a season-changing run of games, if they keep their level where it was Tuesday in a win over the Seattle Kraken. Over the past four games, the level has been as high as we've seen all season.
Evander Kane returns for Oilers vs. Kraken in first game back after grisly cut
Mark Spector
With the Oilers finally playing like a unit, it's time to carry that momentum back home
Mark Spector
Getting contributions up and down their lineup and defending leads more effectively, the Oilers are finally playing like a team. Now, it's high time to see that come together at Rogers Place.