CRYSTAL BALL 2013-14

Lowetide
August 24 2013 04:16PM

It's tough to see everything that's going to happen in a hockey season while sitting on a deck drinking the Nation brew during August, and God knows I haven't been in tune with Craig MacTavish this summer.

That all changes now. If you simply cannot wait to see what's going to happen with your Edmonton Oilers this winter, click through and read. However, if you read this and then the season seems anticlimactic because you found out in August, don't blame me! You've been warned!!!

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Toni Rajala: No Good Solution

Jonathan Willis
August 24 2013 12:56PM

Toni Rajala’s departure from the Oilers’ organization yesterday didn’t quite come out of left field, given the rumours circulating beforehand that he was interested in going back to Europe, but all the same it was a significant blow to a prospect system almost entirely lacking good forwards at the minor league level.

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SATHER SHARES HIS THOUGHTS

Jason Gregor
August 23 2013 11:28PM

It's been a few years since I've had Glen Sather on the show, but yesterday the New York Rangers' GM joined Ryan Rishaug and I yesterday and shared his thoughts an wide range of topics. I always enjoy talking to Sather, because he always gives you a straight answer, and he always finds a way to throw in a good story or two.

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GET GOOD PLAYERS

Lowetide
August 23 2013 06:55PM

The Edmonton Oilers cut ties with a pretty talented hockey player this morning, I'd call it an unforced error. The sun will come up tomorrow, but I would suggest that it's generally a poor idea to throw away 21-year old wingers who score at a point-per-game clip in the AHL--no matter their size.

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MONEY TALKS AND KIDS WILL WALK

Robin Brownlee
August 23 2013 03:24PM

Toni Rajala wasn't going to get a one-way contract from the Edmonton Oilers any time soon despite coming off a fine season with the Oklahoma City Barons of the AHL, so he's headed back to Europe because he can make more money there than he can toiling in the minors here.

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