The Shin Pad Assassin

Matt Henderson
August 27 2016 05:48PM

The Oilers went out and acquired Sekera, one of Free Agency’s biggest prizes, in the summer of 2015 for 5.5 million a year over 6 years. That’s a lot of scratch. By about a million and a half he’s the highest paid Oiler defenseman on the roster. Only somewhat ironically, “that’s the price you have to pay” is actually the phrase that applies to signing UFA defensemen with a positive track record. In his first year with the Oilers Andrej Sekera gained a nickname that I think will probably stick with him while he’s here: The Shin Pad Assassin. It’s catchy. It also carries a pretty negative connotation for a player who lived up to reasonable expectations on an unreasonably terrible team.

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THE 2016-17 BAKERSFIELD CONDORS

Lowetide
August 27 2016 10:33AM

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The summer activity almost over, we can begin to cobble together lineups for the NHL Oilers and the AHL Condors. Expect to see the usual number of AHL veterans, some legit skill prospects (mostly undrafted college signings) and ten miles of lefty blue. Let's have a look (Photos by Mark Williams).

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What would you do with $2.5 million?

Zach Laing
August 27 2016 09:00AM

This season, the Oilers enter the season with just over $8 million in salary cap space, with $5.475 million of that being held as a bonus cushion thus leaving Peter Chiarelli and co. with $2.486 million to work with. What would you do with two and a half mil?

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Remenda Returns as Sportsnet Announces Exclusive Oilers Coverage

Zach Laing
August 26 2016 04:00PM

As we near the start of the 2016-2017 season, Sportsnet has announced where Oilers fans can go to catch all the action this season. 

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In Memoriam: Those We Lost In The Rebuild

jeanshorts
August 26 2016 01:10PM

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Since 2010 the Edmonton Oilers have seen a never ending parade of players walk through those cool doors with the giant Oilers logo on it, only to be discarded sometime later for a newer, still not very good player to take their place. Today we honour those who served the Oilers but have since moved on. 

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