LIVING IN A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER

Lowetide
March 23 2013 10:26AM

This deadline is going to tell us a lot about the Oilers blue in 2013-14. How much are the Oilers counting on Oscar Klefbom?

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NATION PROFILE: DOUG WEIGHT

Lowetide
March 22 2013 07:13AM

The Oilers post-1990 have been long on promise and short on delivery. The career of Doug Weight as an Oiler shines like a diamond to this day. He was a valued member of the team from the day he arrived, and the years that have passed since he left Edmonton cannot distance our memory of his brilliance and skills. Doug Weight is a true Oiler legend.

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MOROZ MIRAGE?

Lowetide
March 21 2013 07:41AM

At last summer's draft, the Edmonton Oilers made a somewhat controversial selection early in round 2. Mitchell Moroz--20 fighting majors, excellent size, speed and enough toughness to give smaller, less skilled linemates room to create. Moroz' scouting report was manna from heaven for the Edmonton Oilers, and they jumped at the opportunity to select him. A year later, was it a good move?

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YOU MAKE THE CALL!

Lowetide
March 17 2013 10:02AM

When it comes to evaluating prospects, the accepted time frame is 5 years; five seasons after a player is drafted, signed as a minor league free agent or begins his career with a PTO. That's when we can begin to view a player as a bust or a contributing hockey player. Before the five year window closes? We watch the arrows, good and bad.

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YAK'S ICE AND HASTEN DOWN THE WIND

Lowetide
March 16 2013 09:25AM

When it comes to the Edmonton Oilers, it seems everyone is looking "long term." Ralph Krueger is taking the longer view in regard to Nail Yakupov's development, and Ladislav Smid is willing to stay with the Oilers--wants to--but also wants the security of a long term deal. Does Ralph have it right? Is Laddy worth a long term deal?

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