NHL changes draft lottery rules, which should work nicely for the Oilers

Jonathan Willis
August 21 2014 07:00AM

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There was no shortage of jokes on Wednesday that the NHL’s fancy new draft lottery rules were a direct result of the Oilers’ unmatched ability to land No. 1 picks.

That’s debatable. What isn’t debatable is that the timing of the change could not possibly be better for Edmonton.

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Hockey Wars: The Blogosphere vs. Mainstream Media

Steve Dangle
August 20 2014 06:52PM

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Guy with bad haircut tries to break down the seemingly never-ending war between the hockey blogosphere and the mainstream media.

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Could Burmistrov Become An Oiler?

Trin Potratz
August 20 2014 11:49AM

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After completing his entry-level contract with the Winnipeg Jets, Alexander Burmistrov took his talents back home to Russia where he enjoyed a successful season with the KHL’s Kazan Ak-Bars.

Recent reports state that Burmistrov is eyeing an NHL return after he fulfills the 2nd year of his KHL contract set to play out this coming season.

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Keith Aulie or Oscar Klefbom: Which would be the better Oiler next season?

Jonathan Willis
August 20 2014 09:59AM

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There’s a very good case to be made that Oscar Klefbom is a better player than Keith Aulie, and not just tomorrow but today as well.

Despite this, Aulie has to be the odds-on favourite to make next season’s team, with Klefbom likely ticketed for the minor leagues.

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1984 REVISITED: CELEBRATE

Robin Brownlee
August 19 2014 03:33PM

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With all the disappointment the Edmonton Oilers and their fans have endured these last eight years since a Game 7 loss to Carolina in the 2006 Stanley Cup final, today’s news there’ll be a 30th reunion of the 1984 Cup champion Oilers Oct.10 is a welcome breath of fresh air.

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