GOOD ARROWS FROM THE STREETS OF BAKERSFIELD (FORWARDS)

Lowetide
April 17 2016 12:16PM

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The AHL season is done, meaning the pro side of Edmonton Oilers hockey ops goes dark for another season. A year without playoffs on any level cannot be viewed as a success, but the kids on the farm did make some progress. Using NHL equivalencies (Christian Roatis was my sliderule) it is fascinating to view the current crop of prospects.

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McDavid And Eberle

Matt Henderson
April 16 2016 04:59PM

Several days ago I wrote about Connor McDavid’s effect on linemates. The article looked specifically at the point production of middle tier players Patrick Maroon, Nail Yakupov, and Benoit Pouliot. These players all received a significant boost to their scoring while lining up with the wonder rookie. Now it’s time to look at the effect he had on the already elite scoring Jordan Eberle.

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THINGS I THINK I THINK

Lowetide
April 16 2016 10:14AM

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We have reached the point in spring where the regular season performance is settling in our brains, where trade talk has been exhausted once (and will be again). Two weeks from the draft lottery, we don't know a lot for sure. We have opinions, and here are mine.

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TOP 100 OILERS: GEORGES LARAQUE (71)

Robin Brownlee
April 16 2016 07:00AM


“Hat-trick, Georges Laraque. Hat-trick, Georges Laraque. And they’re going wild!” There’s countless YouTube clips showing Georges Laraque battering opponents into submission, but when I think of his 490 games with the Edmonton Oilers, what sticks with me is Rod Phillips calling the only three-goal game of Laraque’s NHL career, Feb. 21, 2001 against the Los Angeles Kings.

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Oilers 2015-16 in Review: The Penalty Kill

Jonathan Willis
April 15 2016 05:58PM

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Superficially, the Oilers were okay on the penalty kill, finishing in a tie for 17th overall in the NHL with the Vancouver Canucks, 0.1 points ahead of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Dig a little deeper, though, and the numbers get ugly.

What went wrong, what went right, and how can the team get better?

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