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 gaining confidence after impressive win over Bruins
Mark Spector
After an 0-2 start, this morning the Edmonton Oilers are 3-2. Crisis averted.
Oilers' Connor McDavid makes statement with record-setting performance
Mark Spector
Jets' Mark Scheifele: Matthews is 'not at McDavid's level just yet'
Mark Spector
Mark Scheifele is a hockey nut. And in his expert opinion, Connor McDavid is still the best player in the world.
Maurice, Jets cautious to avoid regression like past contenders
Mark Spector
Head coach Paul Maurice had a front row seat when his Carolina Hurricanes went to the 2002 Stanley Cup Final against Detroit, then finished dead last in the entire NHL the following year. He knows.
Takeaways: Oilers' nervy start raises questions over team's depth
Mark Spector
Oilers dig deep against Rangers for first win of season
Mark Spector
Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz had flown in for the game, bringing with him lieutenants Wayne Gretzky and Kevin Lowe. General manager Peter Chiarelli was also on hand.
Oilers need Draisaitl to start producing without help from McDavid
Mark Spector
If the Edmonton Oilers are going to get anything done, Leon Draisaitl has to produce — and not on a line with Connor McDavid.
Oilers already facing must-win games after two losses to open season
Mark Spector
Oilers' Brodziak will be healthy scratch vs. Bruins
Mark Spector
Just two games into the new season, free agent signing Kyle Brodziak will be a healthy scratch for the Edmonton Oilers Thursday night in Boston.