WEEKEND UPDATE

Lowetide
December 13 2014 07:30AM

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Brandon Davidson had the best week of any Oilers' minor league prospect as the young man made his NHL debut this week. On the farm, Anton Lander, Curtis Hamilton and Laurent Brossoit all had good arrows. In junior, Kyle Platzer had another exceptional week in the OHL and Marco Roy is surging in the Q. More after the jump.

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YOU MAKE THE CALL

Lowetide
December 12 2014 09:30AM

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The NHL trade deadline is Monday, March 2, 2015 at 1PM Edmonton time. Last year there were over 30 trades on Deadline Day and another 20 or so leading up to it. Why talk about it this soon?  The Edmonton Oilers will not compete for the playoffs this spring and will be sellers at the deadline. Due to some very poor contract management, Jeff Petry is available to the highest bidder (unless the club comes to its senses). His availability has major implications on the 2014-15 season and Edmonton's final standing (and draft number).

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HOW GOOD IS JACK EICHEL?

Lowetide
December 11 2014 07:30AM


Jack Eichel is one of the most famous hockey players outside the NHL, but there's a bunch of things we don't know about him. He is 77 days older than Connor McDavid, he's from North Chelmsford, Mass. and he's 6.02, 195. The biggest unknown? How good is Jack Eichel?

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DRAFT AND DEVELOP? NOT REALLY

Lowetide
December 07 2014 09:27AM

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I well remember Anton Lander's first months in North America. In July of 2011, he was regarded as the biggest surprise of rookie camp, faster than before and a mature young man with a brain for knowing. By the next summer, he was more suspect than prospect. WHY do the Oilers keep doing these things? And, while I'm at it, WHY do the scouts receive all of the blame?

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WEEKEND UPDATE

Lowetide
December 06 2014 07:52AM

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Richard Bachman had an incredible week (2GP, 0.48 .984) for the Oklahoma City Barons and leads this week's good arrows. He's joined by Jason Williams (AHL), Greg Chase (WHL), Zack Nagelvoort (NCAA) and Anton Slepyshev (KHL). More after the break.

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