HOW GREEN WAS MY LEVEILLE

Lowetide
September 01 2015 06:36PM

Among the players confirmed for invites to Oilers camp this fall (well, late summer) is Loik Leveille. He's a fascinating player—shoots the puck A LOT—and he was a blast to observe at the recent Oilers orientation camp. Now, let's not get too excited (last year the Oilers gave a lot of playing time to a player who was in the same position as Leveille but didn't sign him) but the idea of 'free prospect for only a contract' does have appeal if he's the right player. So. Is he?

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HOW MANY JOBS ARE UP FOR GRABS??

Lowetide
August 30 2015 03:08PM

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Start a conversation online or at work these days about the Oilers and the conversation (after the McDavid fist bump) quickly turns to who gets what job. Will Leon play the wing? HOW can they send down Nurse? Peter Chiarelli said Griffin Reinhart would be on the Oilers this fall—book it! For Oilers fans this century, it (for the most part) comes down to contracts.

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GOALIES ARE VOODOO

Lowetide
August 29 2015 05:43PM

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The moves this summer by Peter Chiarelli (is he done?) offer us insight into the mindset of management and new coach Todd McLellan. When a new GM and coach arrive, and follow up with massive additions 'up the middle' it shows what caught their eye in regard to the weakness of last year's crew. It's one thing to send a distant bell to the 'Hawks for a possible backup goalie, but are the Oilers seriously considering running an inexperienced goalie combination? Or will he ADD an experienced hand to the four men already heading to camp? 

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FINDING MELKER KARLSSON

Lowetide
August 28 2015 09:01PM

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Not many days now for fans, media and the hockey industry—we are definitely seeing signs of hockey season getting ready to fire the ignition. Young Oilers minor leaguers and new hires will once again see plenty of new faces among the coaching staff—and for some, that could be a very good thing.

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PRONMAN'S LIST, OILERS EDITION

Lowetide
August 27 2015 03:30PM

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Corey Pronman of ESPN released his top 10 list of Oilers prospects earlier today. Earlier in the summer, Pronman ranked Edmonton's prospect list No. 1 in the entire NHL on the strength of the Connor McDavid selection. The 10 list is a fascinating look at the Oilers immediate and long-term future.

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