Ten years ago today, the rebuild began with the Ryan Smyth trade

Cam Lewis
February 27 2017 05:00PM


February 27th, 2007 was the end of one era and the beginning of another. It's a day that all Edmonton Oilers fans surely remember. Hell, a lot of us shed some tears, whether in public or in he privacy of our own homes when the news broke. Ten years ago today, Ryan Smyth, the team's heart and soul, was traded to the New York Islanders. 

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Oilers 3rd quarter report card

Jason Gregor
February 27 2017 03:31PM

Glass Half Full

After 62 games the Oilers had a record of 33-21-8, sitting ten points up on ninth place Los Angeles.

The Oilers were 12-8-1 in the first quarter, 9-9-6 in the second and went 12-7-1 (I used 21 games for the first and second quarter, and 20 for the third and fourth).

They have been very consistent picking up 25, 24 and 25 in each quarter thus far.

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Robin Brownlee
February 27 2017 11:19AM


The old saying “possession is nine-tenths of the law” has been around almost forever – certainly a lot longer than the focus on puck possession stats in the NHL.

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Monday Mailbag - How do I Survive a Playoff Run?

February 27 2017 07:29AM

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Whether you're killing company time, or laying in bed in your Garth Brooks pyjamas, the mailbag is here to help you make a dent in your Monday. Whether you're doing everything you can to avoid being productive until it's time to leave or watching the clock until it's socially acceptable to drink, I'm just happy that you're here. If you have a question for the mailbag, you can email me or hit me up on Twitter.  Until then, I present another edition of the Mailbag.

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The Nation Notebook: Wild acquire Hanzal, Kings confuse with Bishop trade, Eaves and Jurco move

Christian Pagnani
February 27 2017 07:00AM


The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don't quite deserve their own article.

The trades have begun. After a inactive start to the season, actual moves have been made with real impact players. Patrick Eaves and Tomas Jurco were sent to Anaheim and Chicago last Friday night. Los Angeles acquired Ben Bishop? Martin Hanzal gets released from the shackles of the Arizona Coyotes and irrelevant hockey.

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