Moving the Statue

Matt Henderson
August 03 2016 11:00AM

Some time this week the Oilers will remove the Bronze statue of Wayne Gretzky from the north entrance to Rexall Place. After it gets a thorough cleaning the statue will be put up outside the new downtown Rogers Place. Is that weird? Is it wrong?

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ARENA UPDATE 08.03.16

jeanshorts
August 03 2016 09:00AM

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Chris The Intern takes you on an exclusive tour of Rogers Place as the crew works to get all the finishing touches done in time for puck drop come October. Check it out! 

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Have Your Say: 2016-17 Expectations

Chris the Intern
August 03 2016 07:00AM

There are 70 days of waiting left until the Oilers kick off the season in their shiny new building. In a perfect world, Chiarelli will spend the remainder of the off season upgrading some bottom six forward depth, and more importantly, a top pairing defenceman.

Unfortunately, there aren't many worthwhile free agents left available, or even players available for trade, which makes it extremely difficult for Chia to get anything done before the season starts. With that said, I feel like it's an appropriate time to start talking about our expectations for the 2016-17 season. 

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Report: The Oilers hire Keith Gretzky as Assistant GM (Updated)

baggedmilk
August 02 2016 12:41PM

Ladies and gentlemen, it looks like the Oilers are bringing in a Gretzky! No, I’m not talkin' about Wayne - I’m talkin' Keith! According to TSN rumour overlord Bob McKenzie, the Oilers are close to bringing in Wayne’s younger brother Keith as the Assistant General Manager.

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Let's talk about stats vs traditionalists

Kent Wilson
August 02 2016 11:09AM

The advanced stats versus conventional hockey people fight is probably getting old for anyone watching the argument from the outside. Nevertheless, it rages on, flaring up whenever a new school person flagrantly denies conventional wisdom or an old school person balks at nerds analyzing the game with spreadsheets.

Many might be surprised to find out that the two schools of thought actually agree more than they disagree. The problem is, there are fundamental areas of friction between the two sides that may never be resolved. Let's talk about these issues, from the view of a new school outsider with a background in psychology (i.e.; me).

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