Dallas Eakins spells out the Oilers' off-season plans

Jonathan Willis
March 27 2014 07:00AM

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Dallas Eakins’ press availabilities are almost always worth watching, and in a nearly 20-minute session yesterday he hit on a lot of things, including the type of players Edmonton needs to add in the off-season.

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Oilers assign goalie Frans Tuohimaa to Oklahoma City

Jonathan Willis
March 26 2014 05:31PM

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The Oilers made a somewhat surprising announcement Wednesday afternoon, welcoming Finnish goalie Frans Tuohimaa to North America and assigning him to their AHL affiliate in Oklahoma City. 

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Martin Marincin, Expectations and Results

Jonathan Willis
March 26 2014 03:29PM


At his press availability on Wednesday, Dallas Eakins was lobbed a softball question about rookie defenceman Martin Marincin, who has been one of the few pleasant surprises on the team this season. Rather than extol the defender’s virtues, Eakins chose to focus on the challenge still ahead of the player.

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Big Losses to Bad Teams

Jonathan Willis
March 24 2014 03:56PM

On Saturday night, the Oilers got walloped by the Calgary Flames. Losing by a touchdown to a team as bad as Calgary has prompted yet another round of questions about the direction of the Oilers franchise. Just how much should we read into the defeat?

In two words: not much.

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Young Defencemen

Jonathan Willis
March 19 2014 11:33AM


The Edmonton Oilers have a weak blue line. In the short-term, they need to shore it up with actual NHL players, but in the long-term they need some of their prospects to step forward in a big way. How will they balance those two needs?

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