GLAD FOR EKBLAD

Lowetide
January 23 2014 07:11PM

If the Edmonton Oilers don't trade their first round pick in 2014, there's a very good chance they'll select Aaron Ekblad. The Buffalo Sabres are loaded with young defensemen and are likely to take a forward, and Edmonton looks like a good bet to finish 29th or 30th overall. Unless another team wins the lottery, the Oilers are going to have a chance at the big man.

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BRING BACK HARSKI?

Lowetide
January 21 2014 06:58PM

 

We're at a point in the season where we can safely begin looking forward to summer activities. The procurement of players to help win hockey games in 2014-15 has to be on the mind of management. One internal option for the Oilers this off-season: bringing back the Finn!  Harski's winter in the land of Dr. Zhivago could end with a one-way ticket to good old our town. Is he better than Joensuu? Ryan Jones? Can he win a job over Tyler Pitlick?. 

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BLUE ON BLUE

Lowetide
January 19 2014 07:25AM

The Edmonton Oilers have Jeff Petry just past 200 NHL games, Justin Schultz in the 90s and Martin Marincin just past a baker's dozen. The club also has Darnell Nurse ripping up junior, and a large number of prospects posting improving arrows in the AHL. How many of these kids can they develop in the next two seasons?

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TRAVELLING MEN

Lowetide
January 17 2014 10:40PM

Tyler Pitlick played for the Oklahoma City tonight, scoring a goal and adding an assist in the Barons game against Rochester. He's 2-2-4 in his last five games, and should be close to ready for callup.

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SAIL ON, KAMLOOPS BLAZER

Lowetide
January 15 2014 03:54PM

 

He arrived as a teenage giant, all arms and legs and neurons firing. Devan Dubnyk was a most unusual item: an Oiler goaltender selected in the first round of the NHL Entry draft. Only Grant Fuhr (8th overall, 1981) was taken higher among Oiler draft picks who played goal, with Dubnyk's 2004 selection (14th overall) surprising the fanbase and kickstarting one of the longest prospect watches in the organization's history. 

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