The World's Best Minor-League Defenceman

Jonathan Willis
November 22 2016 08:44AM


Taylor Fedun was a fan favourite in Edmonton virtually from the moment he joined the Oilers. The undrafted college defenceman had an impressive training camp in the fall of 2011 and appeared on track to make the team when he slammed into the boards during a preseason game, breaking his femur.

He lost a year to that injury, and has spent most of his subsequent seasons in the AHL. He's always showed well during his various recall, and today finds him in the majors again and once again scoring at an unexpected rate. 

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GDB 20.0 Wrap Up: Chicagoing Home Empty Handed

November 21 2016 09:43PM

First in the Pacific. Who's next? Final Score: 5-0 Oilers

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GDB 20.0: What a difference one win can make

Jason Gregor
November 21 2016 11:42AM


(photoshop: @NewfieMikey)

The Oilers stopped the hemorrhaging with a 5-2 victory in Dallas. They received some puck luck, created some chances and didn't commit the egregious error which has cost them games recently.

Tonight they wrap up their toughest ten-game stretch of the season against the Western Conference-leading Chicago Blackhawks, and a win will make their first quarter a big success.

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Behind Khaira, the Oilers have virtually no forward prospect depth

Jonathan Willis
November 21 2016 11:26AM


Although well-stocked on the blue line and in net, the Edmonton Oilers' AHL system is critically low on forwards who project as anything more than fourth-liners at the NHL level. There's Jujhar Khaira, and little else. 

There also isn’t much on the way.

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Monday Mailbag - Where did the goals go?

November 21 2016 07:00AM



Now, I'm not going to suggest that you've wandered over to this website during company time because you have no desire to work, but I'm not ready to take that off the table. I mean, I get it. You're back at work after spending the weekend doing whatever it is that you do and you need to get the engine running before you can move forward. Sometimes starting the engine involves spending a few minutes reading the answers to questions you've always wondered about, and that's where the mailbag comes in. If there's something you'd like to know, feel free to email me your question or hit me up on Twitter and I'll try to get you in as soon as possible. Until then, I present this week's edition of the mailbag. Enjoy.

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