SLEDGE. HAMMER!

Lowetide
August 22 2014 09:43PM

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Boyd Gordon had severe own-zone starts one year ago, and that's unlikely to change in the coming season. The Edmonton Oilers will use Gordon as a defensive zone security blanket and a penalty-killing machine. How will they use Nuge? Arco? Leon? Let's have a look. 

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AN ARTIST NAMED TKACHEV

Lowetide
August 21 2014 05:58PM


Using ice and the game of hockey as his canvas, Russian winger Vladimir Tkachev turned heads during a very brief opportunity in the QMJHL. Among those impressed? The Edmonton Oilers.

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HEAD OUT ON THE HIGHWAY

Lowetide
August 17 2014 03:33PM

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Jujhar Khaira will very likely spend his rookie pro season in Oklahoma City, with fellow newcomers Bogdan Yakimov, Mitchell Moroz, Iiro Pakarinen and others. It's exciting for Oilers fans, who have enjoyed watching plenty of defensemen develop but not many forwards. This could be a big rookie crop of forwards in 2014-15, likely the strongest in Barons' history.

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THE GOALIE OF THE FUTURE: WHERE IN HELL IS HE?

Lowetide
August 16 2014 07:48PM

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This is Laurent Brossoit. The Edmonton Oilers traded an NHL defenseman to get him -- does that mean he's the future in goal in Northern Alberta? The team spending 33% of their 2014 draft picks on goalies suggests the answer is "maybe not" or "too soon to tell" for the famous former Oil King. Who IS the future in goal?

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GET YOUR MOTOR RUNNING

Lowetide
August 15 2014 09:28PM

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It's hard to believe, but the Edmonton Oil Kings' training camp gets underway late next week with rookies arriving. The club has seen several changes and graduations to pro hockey, and for the first time in a long while will not feature any Edmonton Oilers' prospects.

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