Signing young stars to bridge deals would be a daft decision for the Edmonton Oilers

Jonathan Willis
September 30 2013 08:38AM

The contrast between the in-market and out-of-market reaction to the Edmonton Oilers’ signing of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to a seven-year, $42-million contract has been interesting to watch. In the market, there’s broad support; elsewhere harsh criticism.

So who is right? Are the in-market people blinded by partiality, or is this a case where the out-of-market guys just don’t know what they’re talking about?

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WE WAIT

Lowetide
September 29 2013 09:24PM

The Edmonton Oilers have a bunch of guys headed for injured reserve, two on waivers and one incoming from the Dallas organization. The result? Sunday night's 22 healthy bodies may get some company tomorrow morning.

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CHERISH YOUR FATHER...

Jason Gregor
September 29 2013 11:01AM

I love sweets. Chocolate bars, candy, ice cream, pies and cakes I love them all, but for the longest time my guilty pleasure was Long Johns. From a teenager until my early thirties I couldn’t walk into a Safeway, without walking out with at least one chocolate covered long john.

I’ve found many other treats taste sweeter, yet long johns were my favourite, partially because my late father shared the same love affair with them; except he devoured the maple ones. When I think of the number thirteen, the term “baker’s dozen” always pops into my head, and this past week I’ve been thinking a lot about the number 13.

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Andrew Ference named captain of the Oilers

Jonathan Willis
September 29 2013 08:11AM

 

Dallas Eakins broke the news that Andrew Ference will be the new captain of the Edmonton Oilers when he tweeted the picture above on Sunday morning.

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умный (SMART)

Lowetide
September 29 2013 07:13AM

This is Bogdan Yakimov scoring his first KHL goal earlier this season. Yakimov is playing depth minutes but scoring at a very nice clip, and his contributions for Neftekhimik have him front and center on the list of Oilers prospects progress in 2013-14.

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