Somebody at doesn't like Minnesota and Columbus...

Jonathan Willis
January 17 2013 11:09AM


There's something interesting happening with the NHL standings over at the league's official website.

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How does Ralph Krueger plan to use his lines this season?

Jonathan Willis
January 17 2013 08:15AM

The Edmonton Oilers’ rookie head coach had an interesting quip when asked about his forward lines after the first on-ice sessions of training camp.

“I spent eight months thinking about who would fit best,” he said, laughing.

What’s the plan?

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Should the Oilers be interested in Wade Redden?

Jonathan Willis
January 16 2013 09:39AM

Photo: Kaatiya/Wikimedia Commons

Yesterday, the NHL and the NHLPA agreed to a deal that would allow teams to buy out albatross contracts immediately. The deal was in response to the Canadiens and Rangers choosing to send Scott Gomez and Wade Redden home for the year, with the expectation of buying them out next summer.

Now that those players can be expected to become free agents shortly, should the Oilers be interested in either?

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Ralph Krueger sees Magnus Paajarvi as “Ryan Jones on a good day”

Jonathan Willis
January 15 2013 09:01AM

Magnus Paajarvi’s place in the Edmonton Oilers’ rebuild has fluctuated significantly since the team drafted him with the 10th overall selection at the 2009 NHL Draft. On Monday, new head coach Ralph Krueger made it clear how he envisioned the talented Swede contributing to the team, both this year and into the future.

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Edmonton Oilers add Mark Fistric via trade

Jonathan Willis
January 14 2013 01:43PM

The Edmonton Oilers actually added two defencemen to their training camp roster today. The big news was the acquisition of hometown defender Mark Fistric from Dallas for a third round pick; the smaller news was the recall of Taylor Fedun from Oklahoma City.

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