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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Oilers Set to Name a New Captain

Zach Laing
August 24 2016 05:00PM

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Dating back to the Oilers inaugural season in 1972, and including Ryan Smyth's one game as captain, the Oilers have had 18 captains in their franchise's history. With training camp kicking off on September 22nd, the Oilers appear set to name the team's 19th captain. 

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WWYDW: Eric Gryba?

baggedmilk
August 24 2016 02:55PM

With less than two months to go until the start of the season the Oilers still find themselves with an organizational hole at the RHD position. One option that's been floated around is the idea of bringing back Eric Gryba for another tour of duty on the third pair. Would you re-sign Gryba as a cheap option on the back end or opt for someone else? That's the question I ask in today's What Would You Do Wednesday.

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Ranking Peter Chiarelli's Trades So Far...

baggedmilk
August 24 2016 07:00AM

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As Peter Chiarelli's second summer as the Oilers' GM winds down I thought it would be a good time to take a look at the trades he's made in his time on the job do far.

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