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' focus on chance to lift Cup won't be shaken by empty arenas
Should the NHL return as planned, the Oilers are in for a unique, odd play-in series against the Blackhawks. But the only motivation needed is the chance to lift the Stanley Cup once all is said and done, according to Darnell Nurse.
Oilers may need to improve from within if salary cap remains stagnant
Edmonton is tight on the cap to the extent they won’t be players in free agency whenever that season opens. But they won’t be forced to let good players leave either, which should allow last year’s playoff team to be next year’s playoff team.