PROCUREMENT

Lowetide
September 22 2014 05:30PM


If everything breaks right the Edmonton Oilers will sign Vladimir Tkachev to a contract later this week. I believe it's a quality move, a real innovation—no matter the outcome of the player's career. Why? NHL teams only have so many ways to procure useful talent, and badly need to exercise all of them. Oilers history has many players acquired in unusual ways.

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2014 GOAT SELECTION

Wanye
September 22 2014 03:30PM


With every single second the 2014-15 NHL season draws closer. For NHL players this means coming to camp in shape, ready for another season of heart pounding exercise. For fans of NHL teams this means coming to camp in no shape whatsoever ready for another season of heart damaging couch potatoing.

It also means it's time to pick our Goats and Stars for the year.

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Monday Musings...

Jason Gregor
September 22 2014 01:34PM

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The Oilers took their CBA-mandated one day off a week today, and they will be back on the ice tomorrow in Leduc. The players will get to enjoy Dallas Eakins' on-ice beep test. "It's brutal," said a few players last week, but this year the test will be done at the end of practice not at the start, so the players are happy about that at least.

More musings....

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LEON DRAISAITL: AS ADVERTISED

Robin Brownlee
September 22 2014 12:03PM

It’s way too early into our introduction to Leon Draisaitl to arrive at any conclusions as to what he’ll be as a finished product, but with what we’ve seen of him so far at training camp with the Edmonton Oilers, it’s probably safe to say he comes as advertised. This is a good thing.

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Monday Mailbag - September 22

baggedmilk
September 22 2014 10:20AM

LonelyMail

As far as I'm concerned, you've worked about as much as is necessary for today - it's time to take a break and learn something.  To make the mailbag work I need your questions.  If you have something you'd like to ask our writers, email me at baggedmilk@oilersnation.com.  Enjoy wasting company time, dear friends.

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