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.
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What does the future hold for Jesse Puljujarvi and the Edmonton Oilers?
Mark Spector
The Oilers have to figure out what to do about Jesse Puljujarvi. The No. 4 overall pick from 2016 hasn't yet hit as a top-six winger, but it would seem starting next season in the AHL isn't an option. As frustration grows on both sides, Oilers GM Ken Holland has to decide on a plan for Puljujarvi and stick with it.
Tom Anselmi hire opens doors beyond hockey in Edmonton
Mark Spector
Raptors' playoff run providing a dream all Canadians can aspire to
Mark Spector
A generation ago, new Canadians would have had to take up skating to mesh with the rest of the kids on the schoolyard. Today, in a town like Edmonton, they’re talking about last night’s Raptors game in that same schoolyard.
Oilers' coaching changes will mean little unless roster improvements follow
Mark Spector
So many coaches, so little success. What does the Edmonton Oilers' bench boss carousel teach us? That a coach needs a proper roster with which to compete.
Oilers' Ken Holland, Dave Tippett preach stability as new era begins
Mark Spector
Edmonton Oilers name Dave Tippett as head coach
Mark Spector
It’s Dave Tippett’s turn to try his luck at turning the Edmonton Oilers around, as he was named the eighth Oilers head coach in 12 seasons on Tuesday.
How Oilers could look under Dave Tippett, according to ex-players
Mark Spector
All signs point to the Edmonton Oilers head coaching position being Dave Tippett’s, if he chooses to accept it. So we spoke to a couple of ex-players, and a few other folks around the game, to get a vibe for what kind of coach he would be.
Depth of Oilers' roster too shallow for Holland to keep Sutter aboard
Mark Spector
Oilers coach search on hold as Holland deals with MacTavish exit, scouts
Mark Spector
The already-delayed scouting meetings have put Ken Holland's quest for a new Oilers head coach on the backburner for a few days.