NUMBER 4: YES OR NO?

Robin Brownlee
July 21 2016 11:42AM

If there’s been a more polarizing figure with the passionate fan base of the Edmonton Oilers over the past 10 years than Kevin Lowe, I can’t think of who it might be.

It follows, then, that discussion about whether the team should retire Lowe’s jersey No. 4 and hang it with the franchise’s other retired player numbers – 99, 11, 7, 9, 17, 31 and 3 -- draws either “hell no” or “hell yes” responses with little middle ground.

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Barrie Watch On High Alert

Matt Henderson
July 21 2016 07:00AM

The watch for the missing piece of Edmonton’s defense got a bit of an update via an indirect source on Wednesday. Edmonton didn’t sign a defender. Their competitors haven’t signed or traded one either. On Wednesday the Colorado Avalanche signed 22 year old center Mikhail Grigorenko to a one year $1.3 million dollar deal.

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WWYDW: Leon Draisaitl’s next contract

Jonathan Willis
July 20 2016 10:30AM

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Leon Draisaitl is about to enter the final season of his entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers. The team has to decide whether to offer him a contract extension now or wait until it has seen more; it also needs to decide whether to offer term and dollars right away or push for a bridge deal.

In this week’s edition of What Would You Do Wednesday, we ask our readers for their views on the subject.

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AT RANDOM: HOME COOKING

Robin Brownlee
July 20 2016 09:01AM

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No matter where you stood on the issue of building a downtown arena back when the Edmonton Oilers, owner Daryl Katz and city council spent what seemed like forever debating what would be built and who would pay for what, you’ve got to admit what we’ve seen take shape since then is damn sure impressive.

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Should the Oilers claim Jordan Schroeder?

Zach Laing
July 20 2016 07:00AM

Earlier today, it was announced that the Minnesota Wild placed right shot, right winger Jordan Schroeder, who is awaiting an arbitration hearing, on waivers. In a move that seems to be the Wild flexing their muscles, is there a chance for the Oilers to capitalize on a bottom six player?

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