HOW WOULD A MATURE NHL TEAM HANDLE DRAKE CAGGUILA?

Lowetide
May 28 2016 10:36AM


Early this month, the Edmonton Oilers made a substantial addition to their prospect list by signing Drake Cagguila. Or at least that is what I choose to believe. The cynical observer might argue that Peter Chiarelli hired another youngster to insert directly onto the NHL roster. Which one is it?

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #34 Adam Mascherin

J.D. Burke
May 28 2016 08:34AM

Were Adam Mascherin two inches taller, it's entirely possible we're introducing him as the 24th overall prospect in our profile series. Height genuinely does matter though so he's not. Mascherin enters the conversation as the 34th ranked prospect in our countdown.

Mascherin, a versatile forward for the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL, can play both forward and wing -- though he was used primarily as a winger, alongside premier centre and former second-round draft pick, Jeremy Bracco. That top line was dominant for the Rangers in the regular season and found a second gear in the first round of the OHL playoffs against the Windsor Spitfires.

The Rangers enjoyed a breakout offensive performance from Mascherin as the second-year junior posted north of a point-per-game performance, notching 81 points in 65 games -- 12 points in 9 playoff games, too. Most impressive is that Mascherin built these totals with a heavy percentage of primary points; Mascherin's 64 primary points are third in the OHL among draft eligible players and account for 79% of his total production.

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We're Talkin' Baseball

baggedmilk
May 27 2016 12:30PM

My friends and fellow citizens, I am here today to tell you about a fresh new partnership that we just hashed out between OilersNation and the Edmonton Prospects. So before you leave a comment about how this is a hockey website just know that I won't care. This article is not talking about hockey - today we're talkin' baseball.

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Great players left off of Canada's roster

Jason Gregor
May 27 2016 10:45AM

WorldCup

The final rosters for the World Cup of Hockey will be announced today. Finland, Russia, Sweden and the Czech Republic filled out their 23-man rosters this morning, and the remaining four teams will be named this afternoon.

When Canada's final roster is finalized there will be a lot of debate among passionate Canadian fans. Some very good players won't make the roster, but will we see ten eventual Hall of Famers omitted?

That is what happened in 1991.

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2006 FLASHBACK: ROUND TWO

Lowetide
May 27 2016 09:00AM

In the third installment in the series, our 2006 flashback heads to the left coast, as the Edmonton Oilers faced the San Jose Sharks. In what was an astounding outcome, the Sharks were the No. 1 ranked team in the Western Conference by the second round—despite finishing fifth in the conference!

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