GENTLE BEN

Lowetide
July 05 2015 02:00PM

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One of the pieces of news we received during the free-agent spree on July 1 was the knowledge that Edmonton was interested in another goaltender. It would be easy to assume that Cam Talbot—Ben Scrivens is the tandem for next season, and it may well be at the end of the day. The shopping news suggests we keep an eye out for change.

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TODD MCLELLAN AND HIS YOUNG FORWARDS

Lowetide
July 04 2015 09:19PM

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The Edmonton Oilers have Connor McDavid under contract and now attention turns to things like how to handle his development, identifying ideal linemates and his deployment. Perhaps we can get some insight into McDavid's future by looking at Todd McLellan's past.

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MAKING SENSE OF THE OILERS DEFENSE

Lowetide
July 03 2015 08:11PM

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This is Todd McLellan's 2014-15 San Jose Sharks defense run through Rob Vollman's Player Usage Chart. As you can see, McLellan had a hard rain pairing to face the tough zone starts and competition, followed by four guys who shared the rest of the load evenly. Todd McLellan didn't bring Marc-Edouard Vlasic with him from San Jose, so what will he do with the Oilers blue?

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WHAT IS AND WHAT MAY BE

Lowetide
June 30 2015 07:37PM

We're just over 12 hours away from free agency 2015, and the Oilers must have some idea about where they stand with their target free agents. It is NOT a strong group but that's not the same as saying all hope is lost. There are two free agents who could help Edmonton in 2015-16 and the club should be targeting them.

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A CONVERSATION WITH PAUL AND GRIFFIN REINHART

Lowetide
June 29 2015 06:58PM

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On the weekend I had a chance (along with Paul Almeida) to talk with Paul and Griffin Reinhart. It was mere hours after the trade that brought Griffin to the Oilers and both men were pleased with the opportunity.

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