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.
Oilers focusing free agent efforts on adding depth players
Mark Spector
As the Edmonton Oilers try to rebound from a difficult season, the free agent market is not a place where the Peter Chiarelli will find impactful relief.
Hlinka Gretzky Cup a chance for players to open eyes on big stage
Mark Spector
Oilers thrilled after 'complete package' Bouchard falls in their lap
Mark Spector
Blessed at the draft, if not once the puck drops, even in the rare season when the Edmonton Oilers don’t draft first overall the lottery balls still seem to fall for them.
Chiarelli weighing trading draft pick, letting Oilers 'evolve naturally'
Mark Spector
It's been a long journey for Oilers fans, whose team has missed the playoffs 11 of the past dozen seasons. But it won’t be so long for Chiarelli if he doesn’t win some trades and put his club in the playoffs — pronto.
Panthers' Dale Tallon willing to take risks associated with Mike Hoffman
Mark Spector
Pressure builds for Oilers, Chiarelli ahead of NHL Draft
Mark Spector
The pressure is on for Peter Chiarelli and the Edmonton Oilers to get things right in 2018-19. Here is a look at some names that are on Chiarelli’s tongue as he works the phones ahead of this week's draft.
Edmonton Oilers Off-Season Report: Playoffs or bust in 2019
Mark Spector
The Edmonton Oilers have a need to upgrade the blue line and find a scoring winger -- if they miss the playoffs again in 2019 more people will lose their jobs than just the assistant coaches.
In praise of Alex Ovechkin's rowdy Stanley Cup celebrations
Mark Spector
Todd McLellan's new assistants excel in areas Edmonton needs to improve
Mark Spector
No more Old Boys Club and no more losing. The Edmonton Oilers kicked off their summer by adding three new assistant coaches, each of whom bring a specific skill set in an area where the Oilers need to find improvement.