DARNELL THE RAMBLER

Lowetide
December 03 2015 11:55AM

As an Oilers fan since their inception, I could quote you chapter and verse about quality defenseman. The breathtaking Paul Coffey, the tough and rugged Kevin Lowe, the range of skills belonging to Charlie Huddy, Jason Smith and his physicality, Mount Pronger, the puck skills of Janne Niinimaa, and on it goes. Darnell Nurse offers us a unique opportunity: A throwback defenseman with a modern skill set to match. It is going to be so much fun to watch him these coming years. Question: Is he going to make it, at 20, on a top pairing with Andrej Sekera? Or should the Oilers contemplate a (possibly short-term) trip down the depth chart?

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SQUEEZING OUT SPARKS

Lowetide
November 30 2015 09:30AM

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The word we're getting is that the Edmonton Oilers could be facing a fascinating prospect tonight in Toronto. With James Reimer injured and Jonathan Bernier struggling, prospect Garret Sparks could make his NHL debut. Before we get excited, let's check out this AHL phenom, and compare him to Edmonton's goalie-in-waiting, Laurent Brossoit.

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WEEKEND UPDATE!

Lowetide
November 29 2015 06:13PM

Teddy bears were hitting the ice and pucks were finding nets this week across the Oilers prospect umbrella. This week also saw the recall to the NHL for Jujhar Khaira, the second 2012 draft pick to play for Edmonton. Here's a look at the week that was for Oilers prospects.

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THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM

Lowetide
November 29 2015 07:25AM

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Jujhar Khaira played in his first NHL game last night, overcoming incredible odds and fulfilling a dream of many Canadian kids. What's next? More, please.

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GDB 24.0: ARE WE THERE YET?

Lowetide
November 28 2015 11:00AM

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Justin Schultz will be in the lineup tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins, giving the Oilers another puck-moving defender and another full tank of chaos. The second game of a back-to-back sometimes mean slow starts or bad endings, but this Oilers team can't seem to put together 60 strong minutes no matter the situation. Perhaps Mr. Schultz can help in this area.

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