OPPORTUNITY MISSED

Lowetide
August 31 2016 06:47PM

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Bogdan Yakimov has poor timing. The Edmonton Oilers will enter training camp with Connor McDavid, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Leon Draisaitl away at the World Cup of Hockey. If Yakimov hadn't made the decision to play in the KHL this season, there would have been an enormous opportunity to show well early (and mid) at this year's training camp.

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PTO BOYLE, PTO RUNDBLAD

Lowetide
August 29 2016 07:32PM


We are now into the period of the offseason where veteran free agents without contracts are finding landing spots via PTO. One of the players I would like to see in Edmonton is reportedly retiring. I understand Dan Boyle is an older player, but there is a heartbeat here.

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WEEKEND UPDATE!

Lowetide
August 28 2016 11:00AM


We're back! Starting today and going each Sunday all year, Weekend Update offers the latest on Edmonton's prospects across all leagues. It was an eventful week on several fronts.

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OILERS SIGN MATT BENNING

Lowetide
August 28 2016 03:15AM


The Edmonton Oilers signed defensive prospect Matt Benning yesterday afternoon, completing a very busy spring and summer in college procurement. Although Edmonton has several draft picks playing at the college level—William Lagesson, Zach Nagelvoort, Tyler Vesel, others—all four men (Drake Caggiula,Nick Ellis, Patrick Russell, Benning) were classified as free agents at the time of their signing. Who among this group will make the NHL first? Based on depth chart, the smart money might be on Benning.

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THE 2016-17 BAKERSFIELD CONDORS

Lowetide
August 27 2016 10:33AM

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The summer activity almost over, we can begin to cobble together lineups for the NHL Oilers and the AHL Condors. Expect to see the usual number of AHL veterans, some legit skill prospects (mostly undrafted college signings) and ten miles of lefty blue. Let's have a look (Photos by Mark Williams).

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