The Jets shouldn’t trade Jacob Trouba, but if they do the Oilers should be very interested

Jonathan Willis
May 26 2016 04:30PM

The Winnipeg Jets should not trade Jacob Trouba.

Nevertheless, the pending restricted free agent has seen his name appear in trade rumours for most of the season. Winnipeg’s depth on the right side (Dustin Byfuglien and Tyler Myers are both signed long-term) as well as a persistent belief that Trouba is seeking a big raise in the summer have helped fuel that speculation.

If the Jets do in fact entertain moving the young rearguard, it’s hard to imagine many better fits for the needs of the Edmonton Oilers.

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Scouting report: Kris Russell

Jason Gregor
May 26 2016 02:24PM

My Scouting Report series continues today, and once again we are focusing on the blue line.

You can read the Jason Demers report here.
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Today we look at the 67th pick from the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kris Russell. Russell was an undersized offensive D-man coming out of junior, but he's worked on his defensive game in the NHL and become an elite shot blocker. He's poised to be a UFA on July 1st. 

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TOP 100 OILERS: BERNIE NICHOLLS (65)

Robin Brownlee
May 26 2016 07:00AM

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Time healing old wounds as it tends to, it was nice to see Bernie Nicholls working the room and shaking hands with other former members of the Edmonton Oilers at celebrations leading up to the team’s final game at Rexall Place in April. So, too, the polite applause Nicholls received from a capacity crowd when he was introduced with the other old Oilers.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #36 Kale Clague

Cammers
May 25 2016 04:26PM

Kale Clague comes in at #36 on the Nation Network's top 60 2016 draft eligible prospects. Playing for the Brandon Wheat Kings, Clague is hailed as a two-way defenseman with a high level of skill and good ability to skate. 

Let's take a look at what he brings to the table.

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You’re not so bad after all, Taylor Hall

KylaJLane
May 25 2016 09:00AM

How to make the Nation hate you 101: admit that you’re not a fan of Taylor Hall.

It’s not because he didn’t sleep with me after a night out at the Ranch or because he snubbed me on a high five once — these events never actually took place, BTW — but it is because I find him to be reckless, unfortunately efficient at generating turnovers, and a festering pit of bad attitude. That being said, there’s no denying that he’s a talented guy, which brings me to my point: You're not so bad, Taylor. 

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