OIL KINGS IN EDMONTON

Lowetide
August 17 2016 06:41PM

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With the news today (via Bob Stauffer) that the Edmonton Oilers will invite Aaron Irving to training camp, the number of former Oil Kings to be under the NHL team's umbrella is now nine. Here they are.

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NHL EQUIVALENCIES TIP OFF FALL, PREDICT WINTER (BLUE VERSION)

Lowetide
August 14 2016 01:49PM

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Joey Laleggia is still in his entry-level deal, but at age 24 his time is now. The offensive defender needs to show well during training camp and in the 2016-17 season in order to make a solid impression. With Brad Hunt off the team in Bakersfield, can Laleggia spike offensively and get noticed?

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WHO DO YOU LOVE?

Lowetide
August 13 2016 08:37PM

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One of the subjects I see Oilers fans talk about at length is the protected list for the expansion draft next summer. History tells us that we are far away from knowing the actual list—the 2016-17 season will have an enormous impact on the decision. Even with that understood, I am not sure we can be certain about the names who will be protected on defense. Darnell Nurse (in photo by Mark Williams) is not eligible for the expansion draft, but could have a major impact on the final protected list.

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ANAHEIM

Lowetide
August 12 2016 01:37PM

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For most of this spring and summer, I thought the best match for the Oilers was Disneyland. The match between Edmonton and the Anaheim Ducks was obvious before Milan Lucic arrived, and I think it still makes sense after Hall for Larsson. Is Cam Fowler a future Oiler?

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LEON'S WINGMEN

Lowetide
August 11 2016 09:54PM

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Leon Draisaitl (in photo by Mark Williams) will be counted on to center a line that will no doubt feature a substantially lesser wingman than Taylor Hall. If Todd McLellan can find the soft minutes for his young center, who might we see playing wing with Leon?

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