June 30 2014 06:55PM

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In the summer of 2011, Steve Tambellini hit the free agent market with some cash and about 10 holes in the roster. When the smoke cleared, we were greeted by Cam Barker, Eric Belanger, Darcy Hordichuk, Andy Sutton (via trade), Ben Eager and Corey Potter. The additions weren't enough, and the club spiraled downward again that winter, resulting in another No. 1 overall selection in 2012.

Craig MacTavish has a shorter list, but the pressure is greater too. After a generation in the depths of the standings, Edmonton Oiler fans have finally run out of goodwill, patience and hope.

Have the Edmonton Oilers heard you? We find out tomorrow.

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Edmonton Oilers qualify everyone... except Taylor Fedun

Jonathan Willis
June 30 2014 04:18PM


The Edmonton Oilers issued qualifying offers to their restricted free agents on Monday, and for the most part they stayed the course. Every single RFA received a contract, with one exception: defenceman Taylor Fedun.

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Three scoring lines: They really mean it

Jonathan Willis
June 30 2014 01:01PM

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The trade of Sam Gagner for Teddy Purcell was a positive one for the Oilers in a lot of ways. It added a useful top-six forward to the mix, someone with a history of strong possession numbers and good scoring totals. As an added bonus, it added a 6’3” winger who has missed all of three games in four seasons.

It also signaled, more convincingly than the words of management or the reports from those privy to inside information could, that Edmonton is committed to running three scoring lines at forward next season.

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Auction for Kelty - Signed Stick from the '01 Oilers ***UPDATED***

June 30 2014 12:04PM


Last week we started doing an auction for our friend Kelty that needs an expensive surgery in the USA. Our first item, a series of mounted posters, sold for $900 and we were blown away by the generosity! Today, we've got another great item for auction and I think you guys are going to dig it.

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Nation World HQ
June 30 2014 11:24AM


The end of June and the beginning of July is always an awesome time for hockey fans. Free agent frenzy 2014 starts tomorrow. Here's a look at who the Oilers might be targeting. 

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