Mark Spector
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Senior columnist Mark Spector is one of Canada’s leading voices on the NHL. Based in Edmonton, Spector gives Canadian hockey fans exclusive insight into the goings-on in NHL franchises while offering opinion and analysis of the Oilers.
Oilers-Stars Game 2 Notebook: Draisaitl a beast at both ends of the ice
Mark Spector
There are times during the regular season where Leon Draisaitl's defensive game may come under fire. But here in the playoffs, he's a beast at both ends of the rink. Mark Spector sets up Game 2.
Bouchard's impressive development gives big boost to Oilers
Mark Spector
Oilers show how far they have come with complete team effort in Game 1 win
Mark Spector
Connor McDavid scored the game-winning goal in double overtime, but was certainly not the story of Game 1 of this Western Conference Final. That’s how far the Edmonton Oilers have come.
Oilers-Stars Game 1 notebook: Breaking up McDavid, Draisaitl formula for success?
Mark Spector
Edmonton coach Kris Knoblauch plans to start the conference final against the Dallas Stars with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl centering their own lines. What does that mean? Mark Spector sets up Game 1.
Oilers, Stars enter Western Conference Final with different strengths, motivations
Mark Spector
Oilers, Bouchard prove their defensive prowess in series win over Canucks
Mark Spector
Nobody ever talks about the Edmonton Oilers' defensive prowess as a team, while among scouts, the big “Yeah, but…” when Bouchard’s game comes up for discussion has always revolved around his work without the puck.
Game 7 notebook: Losing Boeser adding 'fuel to the fire' for Canucks vs. Oilers
Mark Spector
After making it to Game 7 of the second round against the Edmonton Oilers without their star goaltender, the surprising Vancouver Canucks must play their biggest game in 13 years on Monday night without their leading goal scorer, too. Iain MacIntyre and Mark Spector cover that and more ahead of Game 7.
Ghosts of Game 7s past swirl around both Oilers and Canucks
Mark Spector
'We knew what was at stake': Oilers deliver best game of series to force Game 7
Mark Spector
When the best game of this series was required, what poured out of that Oilers locker room was as good as it gets in Game 6.