July 18 2016 07:00AM
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July 17 2016 10:30AM
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July 17 2016 10:25AM
Among the players procured this spring and summer by the Edmonton Oilers, Drake Caggiula is unique. He played college hockey a year ago, is a winger who has played center, he is a substantial offensive player who also killed penalties at UND. Now that the big moves of free agency and the trades have subsided, we have time to look at a wild card option for Edmonton in 2016-17.
July 17 2016 07:00AM
Every day that passes without the Oilers adding an offensive defender to their group makes it feel like this club is done making significant changes to the blueline. This thought scares me. One of the great failings of the Edmonton Oilers a year ago was a definitive lack of offense from the blueline.
July 16 2016 10:46AM
The Edmonton Oilers need shooters. In trading Taylor Hall—who delivered 286 shots to lead the team by over 100—the club opened a large area of need. Who is going to be Edmonton's straight shooter in 2016-17?