March 14 2015 07:15PM

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Laurent Brossoit (shown here in photo by Rob Ferguson, all rights reserved) is the best goaltending prospect in the Oilers system today. The club has several youngsters under contract but we're likely to see a massive turnover at the position this summer, both at the NHL and minor-league level.

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Hole in Goal: Ben Sievens

Robin Brownlee
March 14 2015 04:30PM

Ben Scrivens hasn't been able to get the job done in Edmonton. Could any goalie? 

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In a city where the Edmonton Oilers have been selling hope for what seems like forever, one of the many leaps of faith fans were asked to take was that Ben Scrivens could provide owner Daryl Katz’s sad-sack doormats the kind of goaltending that would at least give them a chance to compete.

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March 14 2015 12:00PM

There are several high quality defensemen available in the 2015 draft but there's a range of opinion about the 'best available' at the position. Noah Hanifin remains the likely 'first defenseman off the board' but the Russian Prokorov has a lot of momentum as we head toward spring. The other name you hear about in the range of the top five overall? Zach Werenski.

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Matt Henderson
March 14 2015 09:45AM

“SHOOOOOOOOOOOOT!” Everybody who’s watched an Oilers power play has said it one time or another in reference to whoever is manning the point. The crowd gets frustrated when yet another prime opportunity to fire the biscuit towards the net is missed to make a pass to somebody on the sidewall and 16,000 people simultaneously suffer Hockey Tourettes. Maybe up in the nosebleeds or in the comfort of your living room, “Shoot” is preceded by some colourful gerunds, but at the end of the day you still told the PP to shoot the bloody puck.

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Nation World HQ
March 14 2015 08:00AM


In an effort to keep fans aware of the comings and goings of the other teams in the Smythe Pacific Division… The fine folks at The Royal Half have created the Pacific War Room… a wrap-up of the past week in the Pacific from some of the best and brightest bloggers who cover Pacific Division teams. In order of the Pacific Division standings… we present the Pacific War Room!

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