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.
McDavid's return puts Ken Holland under spotlight before deadline
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.
Oilers must act fast to secure blue line help as NHL trade deadline looms
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.