SIGNING THE FRANCHISE

Lowetide
August 14 2012 06:24AM

Over the next 24 months, the Edmonton Oilers management group will sign the future. How many years should they wrap up these kids? Is Taylor Hall--injuries and all--worth the risk of a 7-year deal? What does that do to Nuge negotiations a year from now? Should Jordan Eberle receive a matching deal?

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A FACE IN THE CROWD

Lowetide
August 12 2012 09:43AM

The Edmonton Oilers took a practical approach to addressing their defense: using later 1st and 2nd round picks to stock the shelves and then adding later selections when the quality warranted. The three 'early' selections are all on track, and the depth group has a couple of trending prospects. It's too early to shout, but the Edmonton Oilers may well be flush with blue.

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FIRST PERSON SHOOTER

Lowetide
August 11 2012 07:46AM

The Edmonton Oilers drafted Nail Yakupov at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Did they acquire a dominant shooter?

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WHERE WERE YOU?

Lowetide
August 09 2012 07:27AM

Wayne Gretzky was so good none of the words in the dictionary do him justice. "The Great One" is miles from the truth and yet that moniker is the one that has lasted forever. As good as he was, and as much as we knew about the importance of money (or lack thereof), the trading of Wayne Gretzky was a stunning moment in Edmonton history. For an Oiler fan it was kind of like, and exactly like, falling off a cliff. 

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THE FAMOUS ARCHIE SLAP 2.0

Lowetide
August 07 2012 05:06PM

When we last left the 4line discussion, we'd identified the suspects and wondered how the team could get improved play from the same group. Perhaps an addition from the farm? Or a change in philosophy?

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