Tracers: Oilers Rookies (06-10)

March 07 2012 08:39PM

Big Matt Greene headlines a solid group of rookies that made their NHL debuts with the Oilers in the 5-year period after the lockout. Greene and a few others no longer play for the Oilers, but several are still productive NHLers.

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Tepid Applause for OKC Rookie Forwards

March 05 2012 11:01PM

One of the ways we can see progress among young players--especially rookie pro's--is checking progress in the season's second half. The OKC Barons have played 58 of their 80 games and almost half of those since the Christmas break. Are the kids making progress?

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Another Bloody Ryan

March 04 2012 10:18AM

The wins and losses are sorting themselves out and it looks like the Edmonton Oilers will be picking 2nd overall at this year's entry draft. It's a very interesting slot, because Columbus ranks #1 overall before the lottery and "Fail for Nail" may not play in Ohio. It sets up an interesting opportunity for the Oilers.

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March 03 2012 09:57AM

There's still some rough edges and he's a bit of a riverboat gambler, but Jeff Petry today is a solid NHL defenseman. Just in time.

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March 01 2012 05:11PM

There was a time when the Edmonton Oilers could find a good defenseman at midnight in a snowstorm. Last night, Cam Barker's "pinch of sin" drove home the fact that the Oilers ability to identify useful blue may well be a thing of the past.

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