2014-15 Goals Projection: Nail Yakupov

Jonathan Willis
July 25 2014 01:16PM

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Nail Yakupov is the most interesting player on the Edmonton Oilers roster because he is still something of a mystery. He has high-end skill – his first overall selection in the 2012 Draft was no accident – and led all rookies in scoring in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season. On the other hand, things went very, very, badly last season.

What should we expect from him in the goal-scoring department in 2014-15?

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2014-15 Goals Projection: Wingers Teddy Purcell and Benoit Pouliot

Jonathan Willis
July 24 2014 07:00AM

Edmonton added two significant NHL veterans on the wing over the summer. Both Teddy Purcell and Benoit Pouliot have long track records of even-strength scoring, and have played significant minutes for successful NHL teams. What will they do in Edmonton?

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The Edmonton Oilers new fourth line isn’t really a fourth line

Jonathan Willis
July 23 2014 03:55PM

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One of the little items that’s really been overlooked in the hue and cry over the Oilers’ (admittedly poor) centre situation is the fact that the line Edmonton plans to stick Boyd Gordon and Matt Hendricks on isn’t really the team’s fourth line.

It’s much more than that.

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All your centres are belong to Nashville

Jonathan Willis
July 22 2014 07:00AM

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The Edmonton Oilers reportedly had interest in at least two different unrestricted free agent centres. Both of them ended up signing in Nashville.

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2014-15 Goals Projection: No. 3 winger David Perron

Jonathan Willis
July 21 2014 04:14PM

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David Perron blew expectations away after coming over from St. Louis last season, posting a legitimate breakout season at the age of 25. Is it a sign of things to come, or will he take a step back next season?

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