FIVE LONG YEARS (2011 DRAFT)

Lowetide
September 03 2016 08:37PM


Five years after a draft is a good time to evaluate—and even then, there are prospects who are not completely known. Brandon Davidson from the 2010 draft took until 2015-16 and we may be seeing a straggler or two from the Edmonton list in 2011. Let's have a look.

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34 MEN FOR 23 JOBS (TRAINING CAMP 2016)

Lowetide
September 02 2016 06:32PM


Every September we sit around the giant fire in the backyard, drinking beverages and talking about incoming prospects who have a chance to make the Oilers. As the evening wears on, the conversations get more outrageous, but these are good times. Grab a brew, let's get started.

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TOP 100 OILERS: DAVE MANSON (52)

Robin Brownlee
September 02 2016 09:30AM

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“Walk softly and carry a big stick,” or so the old saying goes. In the case of former Edmonton Oiler defenseman Dave Manson, it was talk softly and carry a big stick – he didn’t have any choice after being punched in the throat in a fight with Sergio Momesso in 1992, suffering damaged vocal cords.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
September 02 2016 05:00AM

ROUND-UP

Jets name new Captain, the Florida Panthers like CanucksArmy, ESPN likes the Leafs prospects, projecting the Canucks and Flames scoring this season, Taylor Hall speaks after digesting trade from Oilers, a classic star fight, hockey hair, win tickets to the premier of Ice Guardians and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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849 Minutes, 49 Seconds

Jonathan Willis
September 01 2016 03:30PM

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The single-biggest difference between the 2015-16 and 2016-17 editions of the Edmonton Oilers isn’t the result of a trade, or a signing, or a draft pick. It doesn’t spring from a hiring or a firing.

All that is required, rather, is good health, because with good health Connor McDavid could play twice as many minutes next season as he did last year.

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