August 09 2016 12:29PM

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We are in the dog days of summer, not much shaking and several more miles until the World Cup of Hockey (which should be fun). In these relaxed days, it is a good time to look at the Oilers prospects and rank them heading into fall. I do a summer and winter list at Lowetide, but this one (done each August) for ON uses different criteria: On the ON list, I value being NHL-ready, odds of being a productive NHL player (as opposed to a top 6F or top 4D) and current opportunities on the NHL roster. Here goes!

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Robin Brownlee
August 09 2016 10:30AM

For the younger generations of Edmonton Oilers’ fans, the team’s journey to Game 7 of the 2006 Stanley Cup final is about as good as it gets, as close to the glory days of the franchise as they’ve experienced. Before the heartbreak of a 3-1 loss in Carolina, the Oilers took their faithful on an unexpected and unlikely thrill-ride absolutely nobody saw coming when the season began.

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The North x NorthGretz Podcast - Dangly Earrings

North By NorthGretz
August 08 2016 02:18PM

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This week the boys are joined by the one and only Adam In Sales! They talk about Keith Gretzky, the Heritage Classic jerseys, the moving of the Gretzky statue and throw down a challenge to the listeners to help get us some dangly earrings!

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Monday Mailbag - Gretzky in, Howson out

August 08 2016 07:00AM



It's your favourite time of the week! The mailbag is back with all the answers to the questions you've always been wondering about. Curious about something hockey or life related? Email your question to me at or hit me up on Twitter. The mailbag is your time to shine, Nation, so get creative. Until then, I present you with another week's worth of wisdom. Enjoy.

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Paging Paigin

Matt Henderson
August 07 2016 07:00PM

The KHL has never been known for being kind to younger players. Even the really highly skilled kids generally have to earn their ice-time the hard way. For that reason it can be really hard to tell how these kids are coming along in their development just by looking at the numbers. As frustrating as this can be from the perspective of a North American fan trying to gauge how a European prospect is doing overseas, it can also lead to happy surprises.

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