Top 4D

February 01 2012 05:13PM

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Cam Barker, Top-4 Defenseman

Jonathan Willis
February 01 2012 11:52AM

A number of respected Oilers commentators – including Oilers Nation’s own Jason Strudwick – have taken to calling Cam Barker a top-four defenseman. Is that a fair characterization of that player?

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Stay the Course

Jason Strudwick
January 31 2012 10:05PM



When the rumor mill spit out last week that Steve Tambellini was going to get a contract extension it set off a lot of debate. Should he be extended or not? Does he deserve it? Should Tom Renney be extended as well?

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Jason Gregor
January 31 2012 11:58AM

The Oilers won't have Tom Gilbert, Cam Barker or Ryan Nugent-Hopkins back in the lineup tonight, and according to Tom Renney, you will likely see Barker before Gilbert. Barker and Gilbert skated yesterday, but both were wearing non-contact jerseys, while Nugent-Hopkins was battling the flu. Nugent-Hopkins still hasn't participated in any contact drills, but there is a chance you will see him before this short three-game homestand is over.

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Which Oilers Prospect Most Resembles Martin St. Louis?

Jonathan Willis
January 31 2012 10:27AM

Martin St. Louis is one of the true feel-good stories in recent NHL history. The pint-sized forward overcame adversity – in the form of near-total disinterest from NHL clubs – before going on to be both the league MVP and leading scorer prior to the NHL lockout.

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