Chris McCarthy, Tomas Kaberle, and One More Reason To Hate Barry Fraser

Jonathan Willis
June 25 2009 02:41PM

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With reports from TSN that Toronto is entertaining a serious offer for defenseman Tomas Kaberle and the draft upon us tomorrow, it seems appropriate to pass on this horrifying story of Oilers draft-day decision making.

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The 2009 NHL Draft, Edmonton, and Dany Heatley: Links From My Favourite Dying Industry

Jonathan Willis
June 24 2009 02:33PM

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It was a fairly good day for news coverage of the Oilers, with plenty of relevant coverage in the Edmonton Journal and Edmonton Sun on the upcoming draft, some thoughts about pending UFA's, and of course Dany Heatley.

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My 2009 NHL Draft List: Ranking the Top 50 CHL Forwards

Jonathan Willis
June 23 2009 11:17PM

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I’ve now run the math (percentage of total team offense) against NHL scouts over the course of three drafts. The math isn’t perfect, but it clearly beat the NHL scouts two times out of three and tied them in the third instance; something which is clearly ridiculous.

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Kelly Buchberger: The Perfect Fit?

Jonathan Willis
June 23 2009 01:49PM

bucky Photo by Håkan Dahlström. View his Flickr stream. When the Oilers announced major changes to their coaching staff this summer, the only survivor was former captain Kelly Buchberger. Head coach Craig MacTavish, assistants Charlie Huddy and Bill Moores, and video coach Brian Ross all saw their employment terminated. Goaltending coach Pete Peeters was let go a few weeks later, and Springfield Head Coach Jeff Truitt was let go earlier in the year.

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Reading Between the Lines: “Dawn of a New Era” is Probably Too Much

Jonathan Willis
June 21 2009 12:19PM

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I’m going to read between the lines here a little bit, which is always a risky exercise, so feel free to point out if I’m misinterpreting things here. If I’m not, we could have a very good idea what (if anything) the Oilers are offering for Dany Heatley.

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