Robin Brownlee
July 29 2014 03:47PM

Nail Yakupov

It goes without saying that talking the talk is one thing and walking the walk is quite another, but Nail Yakupov was saying all the right things when he met with members of the media at a hockey school being put on by the Edmonton Oilers Tuesday.

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Where does Luke Gazdic fit in?

Jonathan Willis
July 29 2014 11:51AM


This summer, Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish unveiled an ambitious plan for next season’s team: three scoring lines and a defensive zone specialty unit. He then signed Luke Gazdic to a two-year extension.

Are these things mutually exclusive?

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July 28 2014 02:55PM

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There are plenty of hopeful candidates (but very little actual hope) among the outsider defensemen on the Oilers 50-man roster. A summer of signing free agents has effectively pushed back the prospects and made surprises unlikely—but not impossible.

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2014-15 Goals Projection: All the Forwards

Jonathan Willis
July 28 2014 11:49AM

Kid Line-1

So far in this series, we’ve looked at the players projected to fill the Oilers’ three offensive lines in 2014-15. Rather than deal with the rest of the players individually, we’ll take the rest of the forwards as a group and see how Edmonton’s total forward line-up compares to the eight playoff teams in the West last season.

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Monday Mailbag - July 28th ***UPDATED***

July 28 2014 08:41AM


Let's be honest here for a minute... you're at work and you're not doing anything work related. I, for one, salute you slackers and encourage you to do so. With that, here is another rendition of the Monday mailbag. I need questions for next week so if you've got one email me at


***update*** I just added in Suds' answers. Being in Asia with the time difference makes things interesting

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