JOEY LALEGGIA: TIMING IS EVERYTHING

Lowetide
May 20 2016 10:11PM

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Joey Laleggia was drafted out of Denver (NCAA) but the Oilers would have had their eye on him back when he played for the Penticton Vees of the BCJHL. Laleggia has skill—he led Condors rookies in points this season—but he also turns 24 in June. Is there an NHL window for Joey Laleggia?

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2006 FLASHBACK: ROUND ONE, OILERS VS. RED WINGS

Lowetide
May 18 2016 07:11PM

The hockey world spent most of the pre-series talking about the legends on the Detroit Red Wings. Honestly, if you listened to the verbal before Game 1, betting a plug nickel on the Oilers would be a silly thing to do. As they say, that's why they play the games.

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WHERE IN THE WORLD IS BOGDAN YAKIMOV?

Lowetide
May 16 2016 07:05PM

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Where, exactly, is Bogdan Yakimov as an NHL prospect? He jumped from the AHL to the KHL during the regular season—and then returned. Will he be back? Will he be invited back? Is Yakimov an NHL talent?

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GUSTERLY OESTERLE

Lowetide
May 15 2016 03:29PM

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Every once in awhile I will think about Jordan Oesterle's season and project him onto the Oilers roster in 2016-17. He is advancing as a prospect, you know. He has learned his lessons in the AHL, the wobbly bits are less a part of his everyday game—and that brilliant footspeed shines like a diamond.

The problem with projecting him is this: He is a lefty, and Edmonton has so many—too many—at both the NHL and AHL level. How does a prospect like Oesterle make it to the NHL?

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HOW TALL IS LOGAN BROWN?

Lowetide
May 14 2016 12:03PM

The answer is 6.06, and he won't turn 20 until March of 2018—lord knows how tall he will be by then. Logan Brown has been an interesting player all year long, but a late spike—trumpeted by Craig Button on an appearance with Guy Flaming on the Pipeline Show and then a monster leap in his mock draft—has many of us scrambling to find out more about him. Want to know more about Logan Brown? Look up. WAY up.

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