Picked 1st, Used Last

November 27 2014 09:53AM

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Being selected 1st Overall in the NHL Entry Draft is a major accomplishment and an acknowledgement of the potential that those few who have been taken 1st have within them. It’s actually pretty rare that there isn’t consensus on who the 1st pick should be. These players dominated in their eligible years and have a combination of size, skill, and determination to become the best in their peer groups. This year there’s Connor McDavid. Before that it was Nate MacKinnon. The Oilers took 3 players 1st Overall in subsequent years and selected the favourite every single year.

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November 26 2014 07:02PM

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The Edmonton Oilers recalled Oscar Klefbom this afternoon, which could mean the ball is rolling. Or it could mean diddly. Such is the life of an Edmonton Oilers fan. Most NHL fans are anticipating their team's next game, hoping for a win and a pile of goals. In our town? F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5.

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November 26 2014 04:14PM

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So I am currently wrist deep in a new startup company and it is going to be offered in many languages and this requires me to be on the road all the time. It's like the least difficult job I have ever had. But though I'm gone, my heart is buried 12 feet under Jasper Ave and 109 street and I read all the articles, watch all the highlights and swear at my Oilers App on the regular. The Copper and Blue are and will be out of sight for the foreseeable future but they are not even close to be out of mind.

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Ryan Garbutt to face hearing for knee-on-knee hit on Taylor Hall

Jonathan Willis
November 26 2014 01:48PM

Dallas Stars forward Ryan Garbutt will have a hearing on Thursday to answer for a nasty knee-on-knee hit on Oilers' star Taylor Hall on Tuesday night.

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What does a goalie coach do?

Jason Gregor
November 26 2014 12:28PM


How does a goalie coach help your team? I don't know, so I tried to find the answer.

Ron Tugnutt was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques in the 4th round of the 1986 NHL entry draft. He played in the NHL from 1988 to 2004 for Quebec, Edmonton, Anaheim, Montreal, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, Columbus and Dallas.

He also spent time in the AHL. He has had multiple goalie coaches in his career, he has been a goalie consultant for Hockey Canada and he's been a goalie coach in the OHL.

Tugnutt shed some light on what exactly a goalie coach does.

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