January 18 2013 02:09AM

Have we really been picking Goats and Stars on the Nation for 4 years now? Oh how time passes on the bottom of the NHL ocean floor. Not a lot of light gets down here, every day sorta looks the alike after awhile. But they say that every dog gets his day and 2013 will surely be the year that the Mighty Oil rise up from the depths of the ocean floor and stake their victorious claim of some point between the deep and the light topside.

We aren't asking for all that much Gods of Hockey. Just a return to respectability. Respectability on the way to Dominance. Dominance on the way to showing No Mercy.


As we watch the Oil begin their ascent we will be sure to point out the people steering the sub.

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January 17 2013 06:56PM

On the eve of the 2012-13 season, the 2008 draft looks like it will boast two members of the club's top 9 forwards. Not bad for a draft that didn't include a second or a third round selection.

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Jason Gregor
January 17 2013 12:30PM

The Oilers re-assigned Chris Vande Velde, Colten Teubert and Taylor Fedun to OKC today, but they also recalled Yann Danis.

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Somebody at NHL.com doesn't like Minnesota and Columbus...

Jonathan Willis
January 17 2013 11:09AM


There's something interesting happening with the NHL standings over at the league's official website.

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How does Ralph Krueger plan to use his lines this season?

Jonathan Willis
January 17 2013 08:15AM

The Edmonton Oilers’ rookie head coach had an interesting quip when asked about his forward lines after the first on-ice sessions of training camp.

“I spent eight months thinking about who would fit best,” he said, laughing.

What’s the plan?

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