AHL Prospect Rankings: #11 – Bryan Lerg

Jonathan Willis
February 12 2009 11:26AM

Lerg hits Watt

Bryan Lerg is a graduate of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, one of the key programs that USA Hockey has been using to increase the quality of the junior players it produces.

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Jaromir Jagr: Edmonton Oiler? (Final Update Edition)

Jonathan Willis
February 10 2009 12:26PM

Jagr with the Rangers

According to a report published by the Edmonton Journal’s David Staples, the Edmonton Oilers are close to signing KHL forward Jaromir Jagr. This information, from an anonymous source, was passed on to Staples by Peter Adler, a hockey journalist with close ties to Russia. The anonymous source declined to offer any information as to the specifics of the contract or when it might be finalized.

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Oilers Fire Jeff Truitt as Head Coach of the Springfield Falcons

Jonathan Willis
February 10 2009 09:23AM

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Some of you may have read my article yesterday, which made the case for a coaching change in Springfield. Today, the Oilers have announced that Jeff Truitt has been relieved of his duties and that he will be replaced by professional scout Rob Daum for the remainder of the season.

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AHL Prospect Rankings: #12 – Tim Sestito

Jonathan Willis
February 09 2009 10:13PM

Panthers Oilers Hockey

Tim Sestito is not a real prospect. He’s an offensive black hole (in his finest junior season he managed 32 points), has grit but not size and went undrafted. Still, he’s a player that the Oilers have doggedly kept on their radar screen.

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Moving In Different Directions: Minor League Teams

Jonathan Willis
February 09 2009 11:30AM

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The Oilers have two minor-league affiliates: the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL, and the Springfield Falcons of the AHL. Back at the end of December, both teams were struggling; the Falcons had lost six games in a row, while the Thunder had lost three games in three nights and were winless in five games.

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