Derek Roy, Mark Arcobello and Nail Yakupov

Jonathan Willis
April 06 2015 01:48AM

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After firing head coach Dallas Eakins, Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish spent roughly two weeks behind the bench alongside interim coach Todd Nelson. When he went back upstairs, there was a flurry of transactions that brought about significant change to the roster.

One of those moves was a trade that saw undersized centre Mark Arcobello go to Nashville in exchange for fellow undersized centre Derek Roy. What’s happened since is pretty interesting.

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Edmonton Oilers sign Kyle Platzer, return Tyler Bunz to OKC

Jonathan Willis
April 05 2015 01:37PM

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The 2014-15 season has not been kind to the Edmonton Oilers. The team has not progressed as hoped, individual players have struggled mightily and the path forward remains decidedly uncertain.

Those looking for a break from the gloom could do worse than consider Kyle Platzer, the 2013 fourth-round draft pick who on Sunday signed an entry-level deal with the Oilers.

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GDB 79.0: Ready the Brooms

Jonathan Willis
April 04 2015 01:43PM

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The Edmonton Oilers play the Calgary Flames tonight. It’s a meaningless game for a bad Edmonton team made worse by injury. It’s a pivotal game for a decent Calgary Flames club that has won every game it has played against Edmonton all season.

It’s a great chance for the Oilers to throw a wrench into the Flames’ playoff hopes. Don’t hold your breath on that.

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Edmonton Oilers re-sign Anton Lander

Jonathan Willis
April 02 2015 11:06AM

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The Edmonton Oilers announced on Thursday that centre Anton Lander had signed a two-year extension with the club. The 2009 second-round pick cleared waivers at the start of the season, but joined the team partway through the year and seems to have found his place as a full-time NHL forward. 

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WWYDW: The Goaltending Options

Jonathan Willis
April 01 2015 08:00AM

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That the Edmonton Oilers will go out and acquire at least one new goaltender this summer seems obvious. What are the team’s options, and who should it add?

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