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Friday's Dump & Chase: Edmonton

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The Oilers relocated the Wayne Gretzky statue from Rexall Place to Rogers Place Thursday, and there were a lot of opinions about it. Should the statue be where he played? Should it follow wherever the Oilers play? Maybe we should sneak in and replace it with that statue of Jack Daniels from Bridgestone.

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Poor player evaluation at the core of Oilers shakeup - Sportsnet.ca
Can I have some of that Kool-Aid?

'Up close' with Connor McDavid - TSN
Some interesting data about shot distance, although the title reminds me that he'll never be able to go to West Edmonton Mall without getting followed around like a mother duck.

Oilers Entertainment Group will bid for next World Cup of Hockey | Edmonton Journal
That's a lot of faith this won't just be a one-off cash grab.

McPhee wants to play ‘attack’ hockey in Vegas – ProHockeyTalk
He wants to build Vegas like he did Washington. They should fire him before he trades away elite prospects, though.

New home of Detroit Red Wings reaches construction milestone | USA Today
They're right on schedule.

Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan returned to his Boston roots with the Stanley Cup | ESPN
May this be the last Boston sees of the Cup for a long while.

Watch Marcus Stroman Show Other Canadian Superstars How to Throw a Fastball | VICE Sports
[VIDEO] Seguin and McDavid do not have futures in baseball.

Putting the travel in hockey | Chatham Daily News
Has there been a Korean-born NHL player yet?

U.S. Roster Set for Remainder of 2016 NJEC | USA Hockey
There are four games left at this exhibition tournament if you have NHL Network and would like to watch.

Slappers and Stats: Cap Advantage by Players and Teams
[INTERACTIVE] Really interesting tool for looking at cap advantage and recapture

The 5 Toughest Defensemen I’ve Ever Faced | The Players' Tribune
Lots of nice things said about Josi, including some visual aids.