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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September 05 2014 08:38PM


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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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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Would the Oilers want a do-over of the Hall, RNH & Eberle deals?

Jonathan Willis
September 05 2014 07:00AM


There’s a dichotomy that seems to exist between people who spend a lot of time covering the Edmonton Oilers and others who have a more general knowledge of the team. In my experience the former camp, by-and-large, seems pretty content with the deals that the Oilers reached with their best young forwards. The latter camp tends to see them as a mistake.

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West preview...Smashville

Jason Gregor
September 04 2014 05:36PM


With every passing day we are getting closer to training camp, and as more players arrive in town I will write about them, but I'd also like to look at the rest of the Western conference. We know what changes the Oilers made, and most agree the team has improved, but have they improved enough to compete for a playoff spot?

Let's look at the rest of the west and see.

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