STOP BREAKING DOWN

Lowetide
September 14 2014 10:20AM

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At some point in the next 10 months, the Edmonton Oilers are going to make a decision on Nail Yakupov's future. Ideally, the young Russian scores 20+ goals, matures as a player and Dallas Eakins does the same as a coach, and the Oilers have a sniper for 10 years or more. It would be folly to suggest that outcome is guaranteed, and the future with this player and the organization has some uncertainty.

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THE KID FROM SHERWOOD PARK

Lowetide
September 13 2014 05:50PM

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This is Greg Chase (No. 36 in photo by Rob Ferguson, all rights reserved) during a mid-April regular season game with the Oklahoma City Barons. Chase signed a contract with the Oilers today, a three-year deal that (apparently) has some things one doesn't ordinarily see in a seventh-round deal (source ahead).

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IN 1980, IT WAS ALL ABOUT THE FINNS

Lowetide
September 13 2014 12:39AM


At the Edmonton Oilers 1980 training camp, the major stories involved first-round draft pick Paul Coffey and a kid from Finland who could barely speak English. They would both go on to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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CAMPING!

Lowetide
September 11 2014 11:49PM


The Edmonton Oilers are sending a much stronger group to the BC interior this year, and should get better results because of it. Keeping score in a rookie tournament has no value at all, but there are players in Penticton today who could make the NHL team this fall if things break right. Here's a look at Edmonton's marquee players and what they'll need to show this weekend and for the rest of September.

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THE OILERS' RODNEY DANGERFIELD: RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS

Lowetide
September 07 2014 06:29PM

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is an impressive power-play performer and a developing two-way talent, but to listen to some people he's not much at all. If it's possible to consider a former No. 1 overall selection underrated, the Nuge is it. He's the Rodney Dangerfield of hockey—and when he arrives as a complete talent there's going to be a lot of crow served on a big damn platter.

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