August 06 2016 12:11PM

platzer williams

For AHL forwards, rookie numbers at age 20 give us some idea about offensive ability—and how far their careers may go. Kyle Platzer didn't get a lot of playing time this season, but estimated time on ice gives us a chance to compare him against other 20-year olds on a more level playing field. Let's have a look.

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Objectively projecting Darnell Nurse

Jonathan Willis
August 05 2016 07:15PM


Darnell Nurse is a fascinating player, and his long-term career arc is of extreme importance to the Edmonton Oilers.

The most common method of projecting that sort of career arc is the old-fashioned one: Assessing the player’s physical skills and then imagining what he’ll look like in his prime. The one we’re going to use today is a newer method, which involves looking at what happened to players with comparable underlying statistics.

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Oilers unveil Heritage Classic alumni rosters, jerseys

Zach Laing
August 05 2016 05:12PM

After initially being announced in March, the Oilers and the Jets released some more info regarding the impending 2016 Heritage Classic that will see the teams face off on Sunday, Oct. 23 at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg. 

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Robin Brownlee
August 05 2016 11:02AM


Being somebody who doesn’t mind the occasional stroll down memory lane when it comes to the Edmonton Oilers, I’ve been having fun compiling and writing the Top 100 Oilers of all-time list over the last several months.

Every now and then, something I come across while putting together and researching the list – a quote or a situation I’d forgotten or a tidbit I didn’t know of at all – triggers another train of thought. Likewise, many of your responses in the comments section have done the same.

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Was Gretzky good, average or bad at drafting?

Jason Gregor
August 05 2016 08:43AM


What should we consider a success when looking at a five-year span of NHL drafts? If a team lands one superstar and a few solid players is that good? Do you need to have one solid player from each year? I think we will all have different views of success, and after a conversation on twitter with Jonathan Willis I wanted to look at all 30 teams draft success between 2007-2011.

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