FERNANDO PISANI: WHEN IT MATTERS

Robin Brownlee
April 16 2015 11:20AM


As fans of the Edmonton Oilers are well aware, it’s been just a week short of nine years since their team began an unexpected and mesmerizing march to the 2006 Stanley Cup final, starting with an unlikely upset of the Detroit Red Wings to open the first round of the playoffs.

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Edmonton vs. Edmonton, why?

Jason Gregor
April 15 2015 07:49PM


The NHL edition of the Battle of Alberta has not been much of a heated rivalry for many years. Either the Oilers were decent and the Flames stunk, or the Oilers were terrible and the Flames were okay, but, sadly quite often both franchises were bottom-feeders.

Right now, it seems the biggest rival the Oilers have during the Battle of Alberta involves The Edmonton Rush.

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HIP TO BE SQUARE

Lowetide
April 15 2015 02:49PM

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This week has been rife with highs and lows for Nail Yakupov. He scored Saturday in the season's final game, signed a two-year deal with the Oilers and was on his way to the Worlds to play for Russia. Now this.

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HOW GOOD IS OLIVER KYLINGTON

Lowetide
April 15 2015 07:01AM

It's very easy to overlook Oliver Kylington based on his boxcar numbers but the resume is strong and the scouting report impressive. He arrived in the Swedish Hockey League at 16 and could be the best skating defender available at this summer's draft. Oliver Kylington is a significant talent.

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Showing Craig MacTavish's Work

Jonathan Willis
April 14 2015 04:46PM

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Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish said repeatedly in Monday’s year-end press conference that he’d felt his team had improved in two years under his care. He did, however, admit that he hadn’t gone through the exercise of comparing the players he inherited from predecessor Steve Tambellini with the roster he’s assembled now.

Let’s take a moment and do that comparison.

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