THE WHO, BY NUMBERS

Lowetide
April 14 2016 05:01PM

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A year ago, Brandon Davidson (photo by Rob Ferguson) was winding down the regular season with the Oklahoma City Barons. He would go on to post a strong playoffs for the Barons and use that as a stepping stone to a full NHL season in 2015-16. How well did Davidson do as an Oilers defenseman? The answer is well. Very well.

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DAVID MUSIL: TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT

Lowetide
April 12 2016 07:28PM

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One year ago, David Musil had just completed his first NHL cup of coffee. Playing well after his first NHL recall, Musil picked up an assist (his second in three games), played 19 minutes and posted a solid showing. One year later? Another solid AHL season is wrapping up, but no time in the NHL for the young defender. What does his future look like?

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HOW GOOD IS JAKOB CHYCHRUN?

Lowetide
April 12 2016 07:00AM

For Edmonton Oilers fans, the annual 'will they or won't they?' draft talk surrounds the team selecting a defenseman with their first-round pick. Even though draft picks have been taken No. 1 (Hall, Nuge, Yak, McDavid) and other spots inside the top five (Leon), none of those top five selections were used on a defender. Darnell Nurse? He was chosen No. 7 overall and represents one of only three blue line first-rounders (Alex Plante, Oscar Klefbom) by the organization this century. Will Jacob Chychrun be the fourth? He is a substantial talent.

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GDB 82.0: THE END

Lowetide
April 09 2016 05:49PM

The Edmonton Oilers 2015-16 season ends tonight, with some progress shown in the win column—and much work to do this summer. How much have the Oilers improved? Enough to suggest there is some hope for the future.

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THE TENACIOUS WARRIOR

Lowetide
April 08 2016 04:09PM

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Jujhar Khaira was chosen No. 63 overall in the 2012 draft. He is also 6.03—or was on draft day—and is a truly rare item. If Khara makes it as an NHL player, he will be only  the fourth player since 1999 (Mike Comrie, Zack Stortini, Theo Peckham) to be drafted in the third round by Edmonton and play in over 100 NHL games.

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