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.
Why AHL coaches, teammates have no doubt Tyler Benson will be NHLer
Mark Spector
Edmonton Oilers prospect Tyler Benson believes he can make it in the NHL, but what bodes well is the belief those who play with him in the AHL have in the player.
Q&A: Dallas Eakins on lessons learned with Oilers, coaching in AHL
Mark Spector
Young defencemen presented fresh opportunities with Oilers
Mark Spector
New Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland needs a couple of defencemen, especially ones that can move the puck. And he could dearly use a couple of D-man on Entry Level contracts, leaving him more cap space to shore up his forward ranks.
Q&A: Ken Holland on joining Oilers, supporting Connor McDavid
Mark Spector
The new general manager of the Oilers discussed his transition from Detroit to Edmonton, having Connor McDavid on the team's roster, and finding a new head coach.
Next Oilers coach should make preventing goals top priority
Mark Spector
Ken Holland's desire to sacrifice a sign of what he'll bring to Oilers
Mark Spector
Ken Holland’s job in Detroit was often to ask other people to sacrifice. Now that he's the Oilers GM, it's a trait of the substance he’ll bring to Edmonton.
Oilers wise to bet that Ken Holland is neither old, nor finished
Mark Spector
At 63, some would say Holland is too old. GMing a hockey team is a cerebral job, however, that requires decision-making based on experience, trust and relationships. Holland is neither old nor finished. You’d know that, if you ever had a chance to meet the man.
The Edmonton Oilers' next GM will be Ken Holland, if he wants the job
Mark Spector
Capable goaltending tandem a top priority for Oilers' off-season
Mark Spector
The Oilers' next GM will have a long list of roster issues to tackle, and resolving the question mark in net is among the most pressing. The good news? It’s an important position, but it’s not always an expensive one.