TOP 100 OILERS: JANNE NIINIMAA (53)

Robin Brownlee
August 26 2016 07:00AM

Niinimaa

If the Edmonton Oilers want to help bump blue chip prospect Jesse Puljujarvi along the learning curve that faces all NHL prospects, especially those who are making the transition from Europe, they should fly Janne Niinimaa into town and let the former Oiler and fellow Finn spend a couple of weeks with the kid to show him the ropes.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
August 26 2016 05:00AM

ROUND-UP 

Leafs scaring off free agents, Ken Holland's worst GM moves, why Giordano still can't make the World Cup team, Jets and Oilers need Captains, grading Chiarelli to date, why fighting is still part of the game, looking at Team North America and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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COLLEGE MEN

Lowetide
August 25 2016 09:13PM


It is August and the summer is high, across North America people are enjoying the warmth of the sun and the gifts provided only at this time of year. For Edmontonians, along with the lake, fishing, football and finding a patio around noon, another college free agent and his pending (Benning) decision are the topic of conversation. The Oilers—blame McDavid and the rink—are suddenly popular for college men.

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Taylor Beck should challenge for an NHL job in Edmonton in 2016-17

Jonathan Willis
August 25 2016 07:17PM

Taylor Beck signing on with the Edmonton Oilers got some brief attention when it happened and has mostly been ignored since. Yet he’s not a player who should be entirely counted out of the team’s plans for 2016-17. Not only should he be good enough to challenge for a spot in training camp, but even if he’s sent down that may not be the last of him.

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Horcoff?

Robin Brownlee
August 24 2016 10:05PM

I have not heard even one word from anybody in an official capacity in hockey ops with the Edmonton Oilers about the possibility former captain Shawn Horcoff is considering a return to our city by way of a PTO, but Kurt Leavins has heard "murmurs" about same from somebody.

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