Oilers Set to Name a New Captain

Zach Laing
August 24 2016 05:00PM


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Dating back to the Oilers inaugural season in 1972, and including Ryan Smyth's one game as captain, the Oilers have had 18 captains in their franchise's history. With training camp kicking off on September 22nd, the Oilers appear set to name the team's 19th captain. 

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WWYDW: Eric Gryba?

August 24 2016 02:55PM

With less than two months to go until the start of the season the Oilers still find themselves with an organizational hole at the RHD position. One option that's been floated around is the idea of bringing back Eric Gryba for another tour of duty on the third pair. Would you re-sign Gryba as a cheap option on the back end or opt for someone else? That's the question I ask in today's What Would You Do Wednesday.

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Ranking Peter Chiarelli's Trades So Far...

August 24 2016 07:00AM


As Peter Chiarelli's second summer as the Oilers' GM winds down I thought it would be a good time to take a look at the trades he's made in his time on the job do far.

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August 23 2016 09:52PM

We all have our favorites—and some of them play for different teams. An example: Vladimir Sabotka. The former Boston Bruins forward—whose rights currently belong to the St. Louis Blues—may or may not return to North America this fall. Some Blues observers are growing tired of the dance, and suggesting the team trade the veteran. If that does come to pass, the Edmonton Oilers should be very aggressive in attempts to acquire him.

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Oilers Lost - Part 2

August 23 2016 04:00PM

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I know I don't have to tell anyone here about what a long, dark slog it's been since the halcyon days of spring 2006. We've all dealt with it in our own ways; some of us drink to excess, while others have taken to screaming into the void that is Twitter. Local Edmonton comedy troupe Mostly Water Theatre has taken to writing hilarious sketches about the never-ending darkness that is Oiler fandom!

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