Is This The End of the Line for Jackson Houck?

Jonathan Willis
May 07 2015 07:00AM

5.6.16 End of Line

Jackson Houck was part of the Edmonton Oilers’ 2013 draft class, selected in the fourth round. Like several other 2013 picks, he must be signed to an entry-level contract this summer or he’ll re-enter the draft. His release from a tryout contract with the Oklahoma City Barons doesn’t seem like a positive sign on that count.

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REPORT: Oilers Interview Todd McLellan

baggedmilk
May 06 2015 02:03PM

One of the major items on Peter Chiarelli's to do list is to find an experienced head coach to lead this team out of the perennial basement in which they reside. Well, according to NHL.com, the Edmonton Oilers have interviewed Todd McLellelan for the head coaching position.

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WWYDW: Unrestricted Free Agent Defencemen

Jonathan Willis
May 06 2015 07:00AM

2-Petry-4

The Edmonton Oilers have a subpar defence, and have for some time. Among the avenues available to them to improve upon that defence is free agency. In this week’s edition of What Would You Do Wednesday, we ask which free agents the Oilers should make a point of targeting.

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Nurse Transitions To Professional Hockey

Matt Henderson
May 05 2015 01:20PM

The Oklahoma City Barons have signed Darnell Nurse to an amateur tryout as they prep for the second round of the AHL playoffs. Nurse finished his CHL career just a few days ago at the hands of junior hockey’s most dynamic player, but he closes the book on his OHL career while considered by many to be the best defenseman in the league. The ATO will prevent him from burning a year on his ELC.

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BRING BACK THE BATTLE

Robin Brownlee
May 05 2015 11:30AM


Trademark or not, the provincial rivalry known as the Battle of Alberta between the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames has been reduced to a We Suck Less Than You Do skirmish of weaklings and have-nots for too long. Might that change next season? I think it will.

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