THE RETURN OF THE COKE MACHINE

Lowetide
June 24 2012 07:58AM

The Edmonton Oilers dipped into their own past for some draft philosophy yesterday and pulled out a high risk, low payoff page called 'coke machines.' How does it work? DOES it work? What can we expect from these young men?

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JOHNSON?

Lowetide
June 23 2012 04:07AM

The 2012 NHL draft (so far) has been an absolute show stopper: wonderful script, top drawer acting, stunning plot twists and a range of emotions for the viewer. What's next?

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LIGHT OF A CLEAR BLUE MORNING

Lowetide
June 22 2012 05:41AM

The Edmonton Oilers cash their third #1 overall pick today, adding the final name to the fab four. In a very real way, it's the biggest test for the scouting group in Oilers history.

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JUST MY IMAGINATION (RUNNING AWAY WITH ME)

Lowetide
June 20 2012 06:03PM

It's an exciting time for fans of the Edmonton Oilers. Another thrilling draft ('we're number one') means the club will add an outstanding young player to their already bursting roster of exceptional under 23's. On the other hand, the list of "things to do" at the NHL level before September is once again enormous.

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THAT VERY IMPORTANT NEXT STEP

Lowetide
June 19 2012 08:15PM

Since they left the ice after G7 SCF '06 the Edmonton Oilers have traded, bought out and walked away from many, many actual NHL players. The idea--certainly since 2010 spring--was to go "scorched earth" and to have a quality cluster who could grow together. With that in mind, it would be quite surprising if the Oilers dealt Sam Gagner for a draft pick.

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