TROUBADOUR

Lowetide
August 03 2016 09:22PM


The word we are getting is that the Winnipeg Jets and Jacob Trouba are not agreeing on much these days. Gary Lawless of TSN suggests there is a gap across a range of issues, and that—at least for awhile—allows us to discuss the possibility of a trade. Let's have a look.

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Comparing Keith Gretzky’s scouting work to that of the Edmonton Oilers

Jonathan Willis
August 03 2016 01:00PM

Keith Gretzky is the new assistant general manager of the Edmonton Oilers. Prior to signing on in Edmonton, Gretzky was the scouting director of the Boston Bruins and the Arizona Coyotes. It’s far too early to judge his work with Boston, but in his time in Arizona he was a contemporary of Kevin Prendergast and Stu MacGregor of the Edmonton Oilers.

How does Gretzky’s work compare to that of MacGregor/Prendergast over the same period?

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Moving the Statue

Matt Henderson
August 03 2016 11:00AM

Some time this week the Oilers will remove the Bronze statue of Wayne Gretzky from the north entrance to Rexall Place. After it gets a thorough cleaning the statue will be put up outside the new downtown Rogers Place. Is that weird? Is it wrong?

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ARENA UPDATE 08.03.16

jeanshorts
August 03 2016 09:00AM

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Chris The Intern takes you on an exclusive tour of Rogers Place as the crew works to get all the finishing touches done in time for puck drop come October. Check it out! 

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Have Your Say: 2016-17 Expectations

Chris the Intern
August 03 2016 07:00AM

There are 70 days of waiting left until the Oilers kick off the season in their shiny new building. In a perfect world, Chiarelli will spend the remainder of the off season upgrading some bottom six forward depth, and more importantly, a top pairing defenceman.

Unfortunately, there aren't many worthwhile free agents left available, or even players available for trade, which makes it extremely difficult for Chia to get anything done before the season starts. With that said, I feel like it's an appropriate time to start talking about our expectations for the 2016-17 season. 

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