Anton Lander to IR; Jordan Oesterle recalled from OKC

Jonathan Willis
February 20 2015 09:40AM


If there was any question that Anton Lander really belonged with the Edmonton Oilers, it was addressed on Friday when he went through the age-old team tradition of being placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.

Replacing him on the roster is a player who has been a positive surprise pretty much all season: defenceman Jordan Oesterle. 

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
February 20 2015 06:30AM


The Canucks won't part with future at deadline, Oilers find silver lining, Florida likes Kessel, the Jets and Flames go rental shopping, Fantasy, Fights and more in this weeks Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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February 19 2015 04:23PM

The dictionary defines a paradigm shift as a fundamental change in approach or underlying assumptions. It's a cool thought but very difficult to do in reality. I think we may be seeing something close in the offices of the Edmonton Oilers at this time. Allow me to elaborate.

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The Draft Should Have Nothing To Do With It

Matt Henderson
February 19 2015 12:58PM

During yesterday’s broadcast, and very much everywhere else, something came up when the issue of re-signing Derek Roy was discussed that just doesn’t make a lot of sense. There is the perception out there that the Oilers should wait until at least the draft lottery before they ink their 2C to an extension. This is nonsense.

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The Problem with Passing Over Your AHL Coach

Jonathan Willis
February 19 2015 11:00AM

Todd Nelson

In the summer of 2013, the Edmonton Oilers decided to fire Ralph Krueger and replace him with Dallas Eakins. In so doing, they snagged a much-ballyhooed AHL head coach from the Maple Leafs organization and passed over Todd Nelson, a less-ballyhooed but equally accomplished minor-league head coach.

Leaving aside the qualifications of the individuals in question, it was a problematic organizational move for a couple of reasons.

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