PICKING THE TOP 100 OILERS

Robin Brownlee
August 12 2015 08:00AM

Best

Back on Aug. 5 we had the writers at Oilersnation put their heads together, come up with half-a-brain and compile what we considered the best 23-man roster of players who’d ever suited up for the Edmonton Oilers in the NHL.

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The Good and Bad of the 2015 Offseason (So Far): Atlantic Division

Cam Lewis
August 11 2015 11:39AM

Is it the start of the NHL season yet? No, it still isn't. It's only August. We still have two months to go until hockey starts again. Until then, all we can do is sit here and speculate what's going to happen, which teams are going to break out, which signings were worth it, which weren't, etc. You know, all the fun stuff. We can also take a look at what each team has done so far this summer, whether it was good or bad and whether they can still do anything else before the season finally begins.

A roller coaster in Boston, the end of the Kessel era in Toronto, and potentially the end of the Stamkos era in Tampa Bay. It's been a really interesting offseason (for the most part) in the Atlantic Division. After the jump, I'll take a look at the good and bad of the offseason so far in the Atlantic Division this summer. 

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Re-live the Edmonton Oilers 2006 playoffs

Jason Gregor
August 11 2015 07:40AM

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The Oilers' 2006 playoff run began on Friday April 21st at 5:12 MST. The Oilers were in Detroit to face the President Trophy winning Red Wings. The Wings dominated the regular season. They finished with 124 points, the fifth highest total in NHL history (Habs had 132 in 1977, 129 in 1978, 127 in 1976 and  the Wings had 131 in 1996), and they were +95 in goals for/against.

The Oilers finished with 95 points and +7 in GF/GA. The Wings were heavily favoured and the Oilers had won only 9 of 20 games since Dwayne Roloson was acquired on March 8th.

Things did not start well for the Oilers.

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Condor Veterans

Scott Zerr
August 10 2015 07:01PM

Condors

The Bakersfield Condors, via the Edmonton Oilers, have a few familiar faces who are going to bring some veteran leadership to a team that, after several years of futile drafting, has an abundance of top-rated prospects.

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Pitlick, Musil and Moroz: Which high second-round pick was the best Oilers’ selection?

Jonathan Willis
August 10 2015 03:00PM

Draft Lottery

Pretty much the only nice thing about finishing near the bottom of the league is the way it improves draft picks. Edmonton had had a top-three selection in five of the last six drafts, and those five players are now key pieces of the team’s long-term plan.

But it’s not just the first-round pick of a team that improves. All of the Oilers’ selections were higher in those years, and on three occasions the team used a second-round pick which was virtually indistinguishable from a first-round draft choice. Those three picks produced Tyler Pitlick, David Musil and Mitch Moroz.

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