Turning The Oilers Into A Playoff Team

Jonathan Willis
July 15 2009 11:15AM


If we were setting an objective for the 2009-10 Edmonton Oilers, what would it be? Obviously, it would be nice to see them contend for the Stanley Cup, but from a practical point of view there are a lot of improvements that need to be made to get there. I think the goal that most fans would be relatively satisfied with for next season is some playoff hockey.

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The Dany Heatley Saga: Marathon or Death March?

Jonathan Willis
July 14 2009 11:11AM


“Oil trade for Dany still alive” proclaims the Ottawa Sun, “but it could be slammed shut soon”.

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Signings for the future

Jason Gregor
July 14 2009 12:39AM

Journeyman defenceman Dean Arsene signed with the Oil.

The Oilers recent signings won’t win them many games next year, but they could pay dividends down the road.

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Plan B: Alex Tanguay?

Jonathan Willis
July 13 2009 06:00PM

The frantic pace of the first two days of free agency has slowed down to a trickle. With so few free agents still available, the folks who cover hockey rumours have focused in on the remaining stars, and among forwards there isn’t a bigger name on the market than Alex Tanguay.

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All in the family: Edmonton snubbed again

Robin Brownlee
July 13 2009 09:06AM

David Musil grew up in Edmonton. His dad, Frank, you might remember, played for the Edmonton Oilers for three seasons. He's been employed by the Oilers as a scout since he retired as a player in 2001.

Frank's baby boy used to have the run of Rexall Place when his dad played here. You'd see him around the dressing room. David would throw on his skates and helmet and wobble around out on the ice after practice.

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