Turning The Oilers Into A Playoff Team

Jonathan Willis
July 15 2009 11:15AM

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If we were setting an objective for the 2009-10 Edmonton Oilers, what would it be? Obviously, it would be nice to see them contend for the Stanley Cup, but from a practical point of view there are a lot of improvements that need to be made to get there. I think the goal that most fans would be relatively satisfied with for next season is some playoff hockey.

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The Dany Heatley Saga: Marathon or Death March?

Jonathan Willis
July 14 2009 11:11AM

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“Oil trade for Dany still alive” proclaims the Ottawa Sun, “but it could be slammed shut soon”.

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Plan B: Alex Tanguay?

Jonathan Willis
July 13 2009 06:00PM

The frantic pace of the first two days of free agency has slowed down to a trickle. With so few free agents still available, the folks who cover hockey rumours have focused in on the remaining stars, and among forwards there isn’t a bigger name on the market than Alex Tanguay.

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NHL Games Missed Due To Injury Since The Lockout

Jonathan Willis
July 12 2009 10:59AM

Injuries are a fact of life in professional hockey. It’s a contact sport played at the highest speeds, and pain is an inevitable consequence. That said, some players are more at risk (due to chronic problems, poor hockey sense, age and other factors) than most, and teams like the Oilers need to know which of their key players are at an elevated risk of injury.

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More on Dany Heatley / Somebody Make This Stop

Jonathan Willis
July 11 2009 01:31PM

Dan Barnes' article in the Edmonton Journal this morning gives us yet another depressing update/non-update on the Dany Heatley situation.

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