The Edmonton Oilers and the window to win

Jonathan Willis
June 19 2012 01:16PM

The last few days have seen an explosion of trade rumours (as well as some actual moves) and the expectation is that the Edmonton Oilers will be very busy over the next two weeks. Once again, they enter the NHL Entry Draft with a first overall pick, and once again the next two weeks project as critical in the long-term future of the franchise.

On thing that Steve Tambellini and the rest of the Oilers’ brain-trust should keep in mind throughout this period is the Oilers’ window to win.

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Lennart Petrell returns to the Edmonton Oilers

Jonathan Willis
June 19 2012 11:12AM

This morning the Edmonton Oilers announced via their official Twitter feed that pending unrestricted free agent Lennart Petrell had been signed to a one-year contract extension.

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Draft Day Memories...

Jason Strudwick
June 19 2012 10:51AM

It seems like a long time ago that I was drafted. The process is the same but the attention the draft gets has multiplied many times. Players know right away they have been selected. Between the Internet and Twitter, all news of who is drafted where is reported in real time.

Not so when I was drafted in 1994...(insert your age chirp here Wanye!!!)

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Robin Brownlee
June 18 2012 08:50PM

There's not much doubt that Filip Forsberg is going to be an NHL player, and a pretty good one in the estimation of many. The question is, does the big Swede fit into the plans of the Edmonton Oilers, given they already have decent depth on the wing? I don't think so, but I don't know so.

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Robin Brownlee
June 18 2012 01:58PM

What readers and writers at Oilersnation think makes for great debate when it comes to the Edmonton Oilers, but there's nothing like actually hearing from somebody in the know. That's why our 2011 series From The Horse's Mouth with Oilers chief Stu MacGregor drew such great response last June.

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