THE WHO, BY NUMBERS

Lowetide
June 08 2014 03:34PM

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The Edmonton Oilers will get an outstanding prospect at No. 3 overall at this season's draft. The top three (Aaron Ekblad, Sam Reinhart, Sam Bennett) would all address major need, and the No. 4 guy is a 'perfect fit' big center if you believe the draft services like Red Line Report. What should the Oilers do?

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PROJECTING OILERS DRAFT TRENDS INTO 2014

Lowetide
June 06 2014 07:04PM

MACGREGOR COMMON

Chances are the Edmonton Oilers will select from the CHL in Round 1 of the 2014 Draft. I know, I know. Not exactly earth shattering, is it? Having said that, if we look closely at recent Oiler draft picks, there are several trends that match up with this year's selection. The Edmonton Oilers will pick....

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SAIL ON DOWN THE LINE

Lowetide
June 05 2014 09:12PM

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I listened to the Craig MacTavish postseason exit interview again the other day. In the midst of hundreds of "relentless" and "consistent messaging" and "value system" references, four names came through loud and clear: Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jordan Eberle, Justin Schultz.

Are those the names you would choose? Doesn't matter. The four horsemen of the Oilpocalypse are Taylor, Jordan, Justin and Ryan. Let it rain.

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FAYNE IN VAIN

Lowetide
June 03 2014 04:31PM


The great thing about Oiler fans is that we all have ideas about how to solve the team's problems. Take the defense—please! The online endorsements for various NHL defensemen to come in and save the day is long and varied, and I wondered how many could reasonably be considered a viable option. Here we go.

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THE SCHULTZ AND PETRY CONTRACTS

Lowetide
June 01 2014 02:37PM

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This summer will see a lot of turnover on defense—we're seeing a mass exit already, and now await the new arrivals. Two players who are facing a key summer are RH blue Justin Schultz and Jeff Petry. Those right-handed defensemen don't grow on trees and there aren't a bunch who can play 21 minutes a night. Edmonton has two, and both have reached rfa status. What could we see this summer?

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