2014-15: MEASURING SUCCESS

Robin Brownlee
September 07 2014 11:07AM

Success

It’s perfectly understandable after eight seasons out of the playoffs that fans of the Edmonton Oilers want to see their team back in the post-season mix, but if that’s the expectation, you’re in for another year of frustration.

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SLEPYSHEV AND PROSPECT AT-BATS

Lowetide
September 06 2014 03:38PM


Anton Slepyshev is a skill-winger of note playing in the KHL. Edmonton drafted him in 2013 as an overager, and have been biding their time until the Russian's contract expires. It's likely they'll sign him (if he's willing), so we're left to watch and wonder what he'll bring if he plays in North America.

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Iiro Pakarinen: Right time, right place?

Jonathan Willis
September 06 2014 08:25AM

Pakarinen Pakarinen

I haven’t written much about Iiro Pakarinen because I don’t know a lot about him, really – YouTube clips, assorted scouting reports, plus the fact that Edmonton felt strongly enough about him to sign the winger to a two-year entry-level deal.

There are some interesting points, though, and in considering the roster I wonder if he isn’t well-set to mount a challenge for an NHL job in 2014-15.

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TOWERS

Lowetide
September 05 2014 08:38PM

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In the last five years, Edmonton's recalls from the farm have been average or smaller. Anton Lander (in photo by Rob Ferguson, all rights reserved), Mark Arcobello and others are finding their way but do not fit the 'big body' description many feel the Oilers need badly. There are bigger man on the way, but are they actual hockey players?

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THE ROUNDUP

Nation World HQ
September 05 2014 08:05AM



Sean Monahan a cautionary tale for Leon Draisaitl, advanced stats for dummies, player profiles, prospect depth charts and more in this week's Roundup

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