WWYDW: Solve the Oilers' defensive logjam

Jonathan Willis
October 08 2014 01:12PM

Today we continue a new series – What Would You Do Wednesday? This puts our readers in hypothetical control of the Edmonton Oilers and asks them to solve the organization’s problems. Today, our focus turns to the defence.

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NO CIGAR: THE DIRTY DOZEN

Robin Brownlee
October 07 2014 08:19PM

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If most of the cards fall their way, I won’t be shocked if the Edmonton Oilers improve by 20 points this season. I will be surprised, however, if they end an eight-year playoff drought and make it to the post-season in the Western Conference for the first time since reaching the Stanley Cup final in 2006.

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Will games resemble practice?

Jason Gregor
October 07 2014 03:35PM

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Two days remain until the Oilers open their 35th NHL season against the Calgary Flames. As I watched practice there we some interesting things unfolding on the ice.

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IT’S A CAPTION CONTEST ***WINNERS ANNOUNCED***

baggedmilk
October 07 2014 10:59AM

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Wanye is out of town, and there is nothing I like more than giving away his stuff while he’s gone. I dug around in the warehouse (read: bothered people), rounded up some prizes, and found a picture. Ladies and gentlemen, we’re doing a caption contest.

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ONE MORE MARTY

Lowetide
October 06 2014 04:45PM


The Edmonton Oilers are improved for 2014-15, but there are miles to go. The roster has the Jacks and Kings for the rest of this decade—Hall, Nuge, Yak, Leon, Darnell—there's only the matter of maturation for the top end. It's those darn 6's and 7's and 9's—Craig MacTavish used to find them five at a time a decade ago—that keep this team running in circles.

The Edmonton Oilers need someone like Marty Reasoner. Stat.

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