A CHANGE IS GONNA DO YOU GOOD

Lowetide
August 19 2013 12:00PM

 

There are plenty of current Oilers on the 50-man list who are going to be set free next spring and summer--maybe a few before then. It's time to put up or shut up for several prospects and NHL players, here's a look at the group and what they'll have to accomplish this coming season.  

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2013-14 Division Rivals: Edmonton Oilers vs. Calgary Flames

Jonathan Willis
August 19 2013 09:58AM

The Calgary Flames appear to be rebuilding. After resisting the urge for years, the team sold off high-priced talent at the 2013 Deadline, and barring something extraordinary the club appears destined for the NHL cellar next season. How do they compare to the Oilers?

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THE DETROIT MODEL

Lowetide
August 18 2013 01:24PM

 

During the 2010-11 season, the Detroit Red Wings employed 37 players with their AHL club (Grand Rapids). It's interesting to look at the makeup of those 35 players--prospects, AHL veterans--suspects--and compare that group to the bunch Edmonton sent to Oklahoma City same year. Does it offer us some clues about how Detroit develops their players? 

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2013-14 Division Rivals: Edmonton Oilers vs. Phoenix Coyotes

Jonathan Willis
August 18 2013 09:21AM

Shane Doan is an absolute bulldozer - at least when he’s plowing into the numbers of a guy without the puck.

How does the team he captains compare to Edmonton?

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NHLE SUMMER 2013: RED HOT RAJALA

Lowetide
August 17 2013 11:40AM

 

Since 2010, the Edmonton Oilers have been graduating exceptional offensive talents to the NHL. Gabriel Desjardins' NHLE has been a guide for those seasons, and has predicted future performance accurately. And not only Hall and Nuge and Yak, but also Eberle and Paajarvi and Omark too. The equivalency has a new favorite, young Finn Toni Rajala. How high can he fly?  

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