AHL TARGETS (CENTRAL DIVISION)

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February 22 2017 09:00AM

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We are just a few days from the NHL trade deadline, and for the Edmonton Oilers the shopping list is a little different this time. Among the things Peter Chiarelli might be shopping for are a veteran center, goaltender, and perhaps a winger, too. Beyond the NHL team, there is an extreme need at forward for the coming year, and we might see the Oilers make a deal to shore up that area of the pro depth chart. In our continuing look at what's bubbling under, here is the Central Division, and prospects of interest. Photo by Mark Williams, all rights reserved.

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WEEKEND UPDATE!

Lowetide
February 19 2017 08:49PM


Anton Lander continues to rip up the AHL, with another 4 points this week with the Condors. He is the headliner, but has plenty of company across the Oilers prospect roster. Ethan Bear had a 10-point week, Jesse Puljujarvi has been scoring for two weeks and Joey Laleggia is thriving as a forward. All had had a major impact this week. Let's have a look.

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MATT BENNING, SHINING LIKE A DIAMOND

Lowetide
February 19 2017 12:28PM


College free agents are like a box of chocolates: You never know what you are going to get. Oilers fans were thrilled when Justin Schultz signed back in the day, but enthusiasm was tempered on the day Edmonton signed Matt Benning. Why are things working out differently for Benning? Well, early days, so sweeping statements are unwise, but let's have a look at the numbers. 

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GDB 59.0: VIA CHICAGO

Lowetide
February 18 2017 12:00PM

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The Edmonton Oilers play the Chicago Blackhawks tonight, sitting in second place in the Pacific Division. We discussed a turn north seemingly forever, and it has finally arrived. Here's a question: What's next?

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BONA FIDE

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February 17 2017 07:41PM

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Anton Slepyshev (photo by Mark Williams, all rights reserved) is one of two Bakersfield forwards—the other being Jujhar Khaira—who appears to have a real chance at a bona fide NHL career.

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