WWYDW: Defence or Goaltending?

baggedmilk
May 13 2015 01:54PM

ForkInTheRoad

Peter Chiarelli’s to do list in his first summer as the Oilers’ General Manager a long one. This team has about as many holes as it does legitimate assets. For every Taylor Hall we have there is a a #1 d-man/starting goalie sized hole to balance things out. This is a problem. Which is the bigger problem? That's what I need you to tell me.

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AT RANDOM: ABOUT LEON

Robin Brownlee
May 12 2015 11:30AM

Under normal circumstances, Leon Draisaitl would still be considered the shiny, new thing with the Edmonton Oilers after being drafted third overall last summer as the big, talented centre the team has long coveted.

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Oilers Sign Goalie Eetu Laurikainen

baggedmilk
May 12 2015 10:32AM

Laurikainen

After missing out on the Matt O'Connor sweepstakes, the Oilers made a move to improve their goaltending depth by signing Finnish goaltender Eetu Laurikainen. First order of business: How do we pronounce this guy's name? I'm going with (Eat-you). 

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Tyler Pitlick: Time To Walk Away

Matt Henderson
May 11 2015 03:30PM

Sometimes a player comes along who just seems to have all the tools but can never put them all together. They have the shot, the speed, the size, and yet those attributes seem to exist apart from each other. When the Oilers drafted Tyler Pitlick there was a contingent of people who thought the team had just found a future top six player. Now I’m not so convinced he’s even worth a contract spot.

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Monday Musings: Babcock vs. Mclellan

Jason Gregor
May 11 2015 01:45PM

BabcockMcLellan

Last week, Bob McKenzie said on TSN 1040 that the Oilers would be at the top of Mike Babcock's list of teams to join. Yesterday, Elliott Friedman wrote that the Oilers were focusing on Todd McLellan and that another NHL team told him they felt an Oiler-McLellan deal was very close. 

This must seem a bit surreal for Oilers fans. Two of the top free agents coaches are very interested in coming to Edmonton. I assume those claiming free agents don't want to come here will finally realize that suggestion, which was never 100% accurate, had very little to do with the city of Edmonton and everything to do with the state of the Oilers franchise.

With Bob Nicholson and Peter Chiarelli at the helm, Connor McDavid set to join the franchise in June and Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jordan Eberle, Oscar Klefbom, Leon Draisaitl and Darnell Nurse on the team or in the system the Oilers are no longer considered the least desirable team in the NHL

With Babcock and McLellan both possibilities, who do you think is a better fit?

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