Edmonton Oilers re-sign Anton Lander

Jonathan Willis
April 02 2015 11:06AM

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The Edmonton Oilers announced on Thursday that centre Anton Lander had signed a two-year extension with the club. The 2009 second-round pick cleared waivers at the start of the season, but joined the team partway through the year and seems to have found his place as a full-time NHL forward. 

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GDB 77.0 Wrap Up: Oilers @ Ducks

baggedmilk
April 01 2015 10:39PM


TANK ONNNNNNNN. Final Score: 5-1 Ducks

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GDB 77.0: Organizational depth

Jason Gregor
April 01 2015 02:39PM

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The one positive the Oilers can take out of this season is that their organizational depth has improved. Martin Marincin, Anton Lander, Andrew Miller, Iiro Pakarinen and Brandon Davidson all played at least 27 games in the AHL this season, but when they got to the NHL they were able to contribute, instead of just taking up a roster spot.

Tyler Pitlick didn't look out of place either when he was in the lineup, and if he could stay healthy, he gives them even more depth. These players have been effective in the NHL, and they are all still improving, which is much more than you could say about call ups in previous years.

The Oilers need to build the foundation of their team through drafting and development, and I'm cautiously optimistic that they are finally starting to see some positive signs in that regard.

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WWYDW: The Goaltending Options

Jonathan Willis
April 01 2015 08:00AM

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That the Edmonton Oilers will go out and acquire at least one new goaltender this summer seems obvious. What are the team’s options, and who should it add?

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What Do We Do About The Tank?

Matt Henderson
March 31 2015 05:02PM

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The Tank. It’s ripping the NHL apart right now and pundits are trying to sort out how to fix it. Teams are losing and not just that, they’re trying to lose. No, not the players. The players would never try to lose. In fact, any player who tried to lose a game on purpose is scum and deserves to be exiled to the desert where they wander the waste lands looking for shelter from the oppressive sun and dodging bands of roaming cannibals. But, organizations sure as heck are trying to build purposefully poor rosters in order to pick up a lot of L’s. What do we do about it?

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