COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE OILERS ORIENTATION CAMP

Lowetide
July 01 2016 11:18PM

One year ago, the Edmonton Oilers delivered an incredible Orientation camp to the city of Edmonton. Connor McDavid, Darnell Nurse, Leon Draisaitl and a cast of dozens were on hand and Oilers fans were out in full force. This year? It all happens in Jasper.

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CHIARELLI IN FREE AGENCY: ONE YEAR AGO

Lowetide
June 30 2016 07:39PM

A year ago, Peter Chiarelli had a giant list of problems to solve and by July 1 had addressed goaltending (Cam Talbot) and some defensive issues (Griffin Reinhart, Eric Gryba)—some successful, some not so much. He would enter the free agency segment of the summer with a dire need for a top defenseman and a two-way center. As we head toward another July 1, here is a quick look back at the UFA season in 2015—and what it might tell us about tomorrow.

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THE EDMONTON OILERS ENTERING FREE AGENCY

Lowetide
June 29 2016 07:39PM

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Adam Larsson is the newest Edmonton Oiler and his addition today (in exchange for Taylor Hall) gives the Oilers a different look as the team reaches free agency.

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THE STEVE AUSTINS

Lowetide
June 28 2016 08:15PM

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If we had a dollar for every time one of Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins or Jordan Eberle has been traded in print or on air, we would all be living in houses as nice as Wanye Manor. Even this spring and early summer, rumors surrounding the trio have been rampant. Could it be that Peter Chiarelli has decided to keep these gents around—at least until the day he can make a deal that makes sense?

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FINNISH INVASION!

Lowetide
June 27 2016 07:29PM

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Seems that the Edmonton Oilers have found a useful player from the 2011 NHL Entry Draft—it's just that he isn't one of their draft picks. Iiro Pakarinen is from the booming metropolis of Loviisa, Finland—the home of two of Finland's nuclear reactors—and was founded in 1745 as a border fortress against Russia. After watching Iiro Pakarinen play hockey, I think 'border fortress' and 'nuclear reactor' should be included in his scouting report. He is back for another year.

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