Trouba trade: Can it work for Oilers?

Jason Gregor
September 24 2016 08:49PM

TroubaFishing

Winnipeg Jets defender Jacob Trouba had asked for a trade. The 9th overall pick in the 2012 draft needs a contract, and now that he's made his trade demands public the return might be lower. It depends on how desperate or patient the Jets will be.

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Does Jacob Trouba's trade request create an opportunity for the Oilers?

Jonathan Willis
September 24 2016 05:39PM

Jacob Trouba has requested a trade from the Winnipeg Jets. The Edmonton Oilers, like many other teams, have a need for defensive help on the right side. Is there an opportunity here for the club to further bolster the position?

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WCOH SEMIFINAL 1: CANADA VS. RUSSIA

Lowetide
September 24 2016 11:45AM

canrus

If we are honest, the idea of North America versus Canada had so much appeal that it took a day to get behind the idea of Canada versus Russia. Fortunately, the two nations have a lot of history on the ice that allows both sides to build up a good lather. Add to that the built-in Sidney Crosby—Alex Ovechkin rivalry, the fact Mike Babcock will want to announce his presence with authority to Russian coach Oleg Znarok (seriously, that is his name) and assistant Harijs Vitolins (really). It's tuques versus ushankas for the right to play Sweden or the Seven Nation Army.

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TRAINING CAMP 2016: THE WAY I SEE IT

Robin Brownlee
September 24 2016 08:01AM

Optimism

A new rink. A new season. New faces. And, of course, a new sense of optimism for long-suffering fans who’ve been counting the days since last season ended. Absolutely no surprise there, and as the Edmonton Oilers take to the ice at Rogers Place for their second day of their 2016 training camp today, that’s the way it should be.

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BLUE MUSIL

Lowetide
September 23 2016 09:06PM


David Musil was a terrific junior player. Smart positional defender, he could handle himself and he drove the play to the outside all day. The nature of being an Oilers fan is to assume the worst from second rounders, but in the case of Musil one of the reasons he may not be an Oiler this fall is out of his hands. The Leftorium is a monster, filled with an almost endless list of those blasted portsiders. Can Musil find his way to the Oilers opening night roster?

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