Mark Arcobello re-signs with the Oilers

Jonathan Willis
March 31 2014 03:00PM

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Well, how about that. On Monday, the Oilers passed on the (positive) news that Mark Arcobello, who had been bound for Group VI unrestricted free agency, had re-signed with the team. According to the Oilers' official press release, Arcobello's new deal is a one-year extension. 

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GDB 75.0: Walking Wounded

Jonathan Willis
March 30 2014 09:21AM

The Edmonton Oilers held an optional skate at practice yesterday. Skaters participating were four fringe major league defenceman, enforcer Luke Gazdic, and injured winger Nail Yakupov. It was, as the coach admitted afterward, a pretty good indication of the health of the team.

And baby, they already weren’t that strong.

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Tyler Pitlick Injured. Film at 11.

Jonathan Willis
March 29 2014 08:00AM

Tyler Pitlick

A lot of times it sounds like a cop-out, but the simple truth is that for a lot of failed prospects injury is a significant factor. Tyler Pitlick isn’t yet one of those failures, but ‘injury’ looks like the single most prominent obstacle between him and the NHL right now.

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Is Darnell Nurse’s improved defensive game his ticket to the NHL?

Jonathan Willis
March 28 2014 07:00AM

Darnell Nurse

There’s been virtually nothing but praise for Darnell Nurse’s potential as a defenceman, but the key word in that line is "potential."

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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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