Blues’ blunder likely ends possibility of trade with Edmonton

Jonathan Willis
July 10 2014 02:14PM

Remember all of those optimistic columns about a potential trade between Edmonton and St. Louis for the No. 2/3 centre the Oilers would love to add?

There was a complication on Thursday, as the Blues lost the excellent Vladimir Sobotka to the KHL, potentially for the next three seasons.

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The Defencemen of the 2011 Draft

Jonathan Willis
July 09 2014 08:44PM


One of the items not often commented on in the enthusiasm over the reworked Oilers defensive depth chart is the lack of established call-up options behind Oscar Klefbom. Edmonton is going to be leaning on the kids if injuries strike, and disproportionately those kids were taken in the 2011 Draft.

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July 09 2014 05:02PM


After his performance in Jasper at the Oilers orientation camp, some Oiler fans are thinking Leon Draisaitl might be NHL-ready. That doesn't matter, fans don't make the roster decisions. However, Edmonton's trading of Sam Gagner right after the draft, added to inactivity in the trade market, suggest management may also feel he's worthy of a long NHL look this fall. Is he?

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Draft Party Tees & a #KeltyCan Update

July 09 2014 01:31PM


On June 27th we threw a Draft Party at the the Pint and raised $3000 for the ICCP and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton. This afternoon, I grabbed what's left of the Draft Party t-shirts and threw them in the online store. I also wanted to give an update on how much money you guys raised for the #KeltyCan auction. 

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Meet Teddy Purcell

Jason Gregor
July 09 2014 11:01AM


**Picture courtesy of Baggedmilk**

Who is Teddy Purcell?

When the Oilers acquired him from Tampa Bay for Sam Gagner, much of the focus centered around Gagner. It was understandable considering how hotly Gagner's value and contribution has been debated over the years, but now that he is no longer an Oiler, let's look at Purcell.

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