How Often Was A Top 4 Defender On The Ice?

Matt Henderson
May 21 2016 04:49PM

When it comes to adding top 4 defenders this summer, most of us have already come to the conclusion that one is not enough. The Oilers are desperately lacking in quality on the blueline and have been for a long time. This isn’t news, but sometimes it’s interesting to look at how that affects what the club can do.

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May 21 2016 11:01AM


Oilers fans are acutely aware of the problems facing the organization and the possible assets that will be used to satisfy procurement. You cannot read an article on the Oilers these days without reading about the team moving No. 4 overall, RNH, Jordan Eberle or any number of other options. It is also true the idea of an offer sheet—while it exists—feels like a distant bell for Edmonton. Also hanging over the offer sheet discussion: the Oilers owe a second-round selection—this or next year—to the Boston Bruins for the hiring of Peter Chiarelli. Or can they kick it down the road apiece? We have a development.

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Robin Brownlee
May 21 2016 08:50AM

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After four straight years out of the playoffs, the 1996-97 season not only marked a return to the post-season by the Edmonton Oilers, it provided fans moments that endure to this day. An impossible save by Curtis Joseph. Todd Marchant blazing around a stumbling Grant Ledyard. Oiler GM Glen Sather pumping his fist in the press box at Reunion Arena.

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May 20 2016 10:11PM

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Joey Laleggia was drafted out of Denver (NCAA) but the Oilers would have had their eye on him back when he played for the Penticton Vees of the BCJHL. Laleggia has skill—he led Condors rookies in points this season—but he also turns 24 in June. Is there an NHL window for Joey Laleggia?

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Is there a trade fit between the Edmonton Oilers and Buffalo Sabres?

Jonathan Willis
May 20 2016 06:17PM

I should start off by saying that this is the worst kind of trade column: the speculative kind. Looking at the rosters of the Buffalo Sabres and Edmonton Oilers, though, I can’t help but wonder if there isn’t some kind of trade fit between the two teams.

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