Monday Musings: Chiarelli the Grinder, draft age and more

Jason Gregor
June 27 2016 03:25PM

Magic

The 2016 NHL Entry Draft has come and gone. Many believe the Oilers' draft luck continued when the Columbus Blue Jackets elected to pass on Jesse Puljujarvi and select Pierre-Luc Dubois. Time will tell who becomes the better player, but Peter Chiarelli and the Oilers were very happy to land Puljujarvi.

However, Chiarelli did not land the player he needs the most: A right shot defender, but he's still optimistic it will happen.

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A CANADA DAY CHARITY AUCTION!

Chris the Intern
June 27 2016 02:00PM


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I've said it before and I'll say it again, attending an Edmonton Prospects game is loads of fun. That being said, attending a Prospects game in a box, just meters away from home plate, is even better. Not enough? Attending an Edmonton Prospects game on Canada Day with 6700 other people could probably be the greatest thing you'll do all summer. 

So cancel your Canada Day plans and break out your wallets because we're auctioning off our box suite to Friday night's prospects game, with all proceeds going to the Inner City Children's Program!

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Oilers re-sign Iiro Pakarinen

Jonathan Willis
June 27 2016 01:02PM

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The Edmonton Oilers announced a bit of housekeeping on Monday, re-signing restricted free agent Iiro Pakarinen to a one-year contract. 

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Monday Mailbag - Who to Offer Sheet?

baggedmilk
June 27 2016 07:00AM

Mailbag

Another draft is in the books and the Oilers, somehow, found a way to win the day despite not trading for a defenseman, or making any moves whatsoever. If you have any draft related questions, feel free to hit me up on Twitter or by email and I will get them in for next week. This week, we explore who the Oilers could target with an offer sheet, whether or not we should be worried about Ethan Bear's Team Canada snub, and Patient Pete® keeping cards close to his vest.

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TRADING NAIL

Lowetide
June 26 2016 03:26PM

If the Edmonton Oilers are going to trade Nail Yakupov this summer, it would seem doing it now is a good idea. Teams still have balls in the air, needs to be addressed, and problems they would like to get rid of before everyone hits the beach for summer. Where is the Russian phenom headed?

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