LEON AND SAM

Lowetide
July 19 2014 08:56PM

nuge common

The Edmonton Oilers made the call, and now they have to live with it. Sam Bennett is three hours down the QE2 and ready to make life miserable for Leon Draisaitl and the Oilers. Which one would you have chosen? Does it matter? So many questions, and a few answers too.

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PIVOT

Lowetide
July 16 2014 04:41PM

rnh common5

Craig MacTavish accomplished much this summer, but the center position hasn't been addressed beyond an old phenom being replaced by a new one. I suspect the team may have overplayed their position, believing something had to shake loose and showing too much patience. That said, they do have options in the middle and some of these men are going to have long, productive NHL careers.

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STARBOARD

Lowetide
July 14 2014 06:36PM

eberle17

The Edmonton Oilers have some very nice things on right wing. A former No. 1 overall pick, one of Canada's all-time famous international players and a recent hire with some nice bullet points on his resume. There's also a very experienced fourth liner who is going to have a mighty mighty job this winter. A veteran group? In Edmonton? Come ON!

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14-15 OIL: PORT SIDE

Lowetide
July 12 2014 06:09PM

smyth moose jaw crop

It's going to be a tough fall in the Capital, as Oiler fans won't see No. 94 patrolling left wing at Rexall anymore. The young guns are here and creating memories,but that kid from Banff won a lot of hearts in this town. He'll be tough to replace.

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SAILING THE HIGH C'S

Lowetide
July 11 2014 09:17PM

arcobello2

As NHL free agency nears the completion of its second week, there's not much left on the shelves. Teams looking for centers and defensemen are especially cornered, because there are very few options. How many centers, who are still available in free agency, are clearly better than Mark Arcobello?

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