September 25 2016 05:46PM

We are underway in Europe, exhibition games start in the NHL tomorrow night (!!!) and regular-season action is in the books for junior leagues. What's up with Edmonton's prospects? Let's have a look.

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How much should the Edmonton Oilers worry about the expansion draft?

Jonathan Willis
September 25 2016 01:55PM


One of the interesting arguments that came up last night in the context of the Jacob Trouba discussion was the expansion draft, with the suggestion being made that Darnell Nurse’s exemption from that draft would make it extremely difficult for the Edmonton Oilers to contemplate a trade involving one for the other.

How great a worry is that, really?

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September 25 2016 11:55AM

A lot of conversation today about Darnell Nurse, mostly in regard to possible trade options involving Jacob Trouba of the Winnipeg Jets. The lightning rod player? Darnell Nurse. It seems much of Oilers Nation is up in arms over the idea of not sending Nurse to Winnipeg immediately—even though we have no real evidence that there is a trade to be made built around these two players. Today, I would like to look at another side of this story: What do the Edmonton Oilers think of Darnell Nurse? The answer informs the future.

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Jacob Trouba: Go For It

Matt Henderson
September 25 2016 09:59AM

We’ve had the night to consider the possibility that the Oilers should pursue Jacob Trouba and like most people, when I woke up it still sounded like a good idea. Here is a collection of my thoughts on the matter.

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Robin Brownlee
September 25 2016 07:00AM

He was a hotshot prospect drafted seventh overall by the Los Angeles Kings in 1988, but it turned out the only time he’d ever wear the team’s black and silver jersey was on draft day. A couple months later, he was told he’d been traded to the Edmonton Oilers for Wayne Gretzky -- a deal which had fans burning Oiler owner Peter Pocklington in effigy.

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