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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Oilers quarter mark report: Surprising goaltending a major boost
Mark Spector
Stellar output from their two superstars and unexpectedly good play between the pipes has the Edmonton Oilers atop the Pacific Division at the quarter mark. Mark Spector breaks down the first 20 games.
Oilers fail to match Sharks' desperation, miss shot to pull away in Pacific
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Oilers have built winning foundation beneath McDavid, Draisaitl
Mark Spector
Today, at long last, it seems like the Edmonton Oilers has poured a proper foundation on which a functional National Hockey League team can be erected. That’s a whole new ballgame in Edmonton, one we haven’t seen for a long while.
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Oilers' win over Devils a product of depth players stepping up
Mark Spector
The Edmonton Oilers have been winning games despite not getting much depth scoring. Their win over the New Jersey Devils showed what happens when depth players contribute.
Taylor Hall arrives in Edmonton facing free agent questions
Mark Spector
Loss to Blues shows that Oilers are not deep enough yet
Mark Spector
The Edmonton Oilers are a much better team than last season. After a 7-1 start, however, the Oilers have gone 3-4-2. It’s time to have all hands on deck, and Dave Tippett is looking around his ship.
Oilers undone after being forced to endure Coyotes' 'boring' approach
Mark Spector
There are high-event teams, high-flying teams, and high-wire acts like Connor McDavid. Then there's the Coyotes — low event, low excitement and a perennial low finisher in the standings. Just as the game is at its fastest, most entertaining place in years, Arizona's come along with a plan to slow everything down.
Smith's swagger offers fuel for Oilers in overtime win over Penguins
Mark Spector
How a changing NHL game means it's cool to score again
Mark Spector
The month of October gave us five 20-point players across the National Hockey League for the first time since 1993-94, when a group that included Wayne Gretzky and Eric Lindros turned the trick.