FIVE TO LIFE

Lowetide
July 30 2016 01:53PM

MUSIL FERGUSON

With the signing of David Musil, Oilers fans get the sixth (and possibly) final look at a young defenseman who holds a lot of his value in the defensive end. One of the frustrating knowledge crevices of the game in terms of analytics is defensive defensemen. I am a big believer in the value of defensive defenseman, and a big believer in waiting five years before making a call on prospects. For David Musil, the five years since his draft day are in the books. Where is he? 

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C MOON OPTIONS FOR BAKERSFIELD WINTER

Lowetide
July 28 2016 09:25PM

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The Edmonton Oilers appear set at the NHL level at center, but the loan of Bogdan Yakimov to his KHL team means the Bakersfield Condors will have a new look at the position this fall. Let's have a look at the candidates for center in the AHL.

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BACK IN THE USSR

Lowetide
July 27 2016 05:46PM

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Bogdan Yakimov will stay in Russia for 2016-17, and that news is a sobering reminder that players who bolt the North American team during a season are rarely given a second chance.

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THE PUSH

Lowetide
July 25 2016 07:48PM

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A lot of what happens to Edmonton's stable of prospects depends on Peter Chiarelli's opinion of them.

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NHL EQUIVALENCIES TIP OFF FALL, PREDICT WINTER

Lowetide
July 24 2016 10:29AM

NHL equivalencies are a great way to put a bunch of players outside the NHL into a single category for the purposes of estimating offense. It is not perfect, but does act as a reasonable guideline for fans to project prospects into the immediate future. This year's NHLEs have one major issue, but once again give us a solid look at Edmonton's top forward prospects.

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