GOT GUMPTION?

Lowetide
May 03 2014 07:45PM

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As we get closer to the 2014 NHL draft, it's important to know two things: how many bullets are in the Oilers draft chamber, and what should they spend the picks on?

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BRETT POLLOCK

Lowetide
May 02 2014 11:06PM

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The Edmonton Oilers are importing tall trees this summer, in the hopes that one of them eventually finds a way to impact at the NHL level. The Oilers HAVE drafted a two-way NHL center in the last few years—Riley Nash—and the NHL is populated with former Oilers like Jarret Stoll and Kyle Brodziak who can effectively play the position. Will this generation's centers fill the holes?

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2LINE C

Lowetide
April 30 2014 04:21PM

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It was a tough season for Sam Gagner. His coverage (as reflected by the photo above) was beyond the pale, his offense was in the pail, and, for part of the season, he was spitting chiclets into the pail! What an awful year. The sun comes up, and it's time to talk. Do the Oilers move on from 89? What should we expect in return?

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HAYDN FLEURY

Lowetide
April 28 2014 03:21PM


Defenseman Haydn Fleury is a mobile defender who patterns his game after NHLer Jay Bouwmeester. Fleury: “I want to be a strong skater and defencemen that moves the puck up, joins the rush and creates offence.”

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JAKE VIRTANEN

Lowetide
April 27 2014 11:25AM


Jake Virtanen scored 45 goals in the WHL this season, an outstanding total for a draft eligible forward. His combination of size, speed and skill makes him an attractive prospect and he's likely to be taken inside the top 10 overall.

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