PREPARING FOR WAR

Wanye
July 27 2010 08:34AM

 

We can vividly recall the 2004-2005 NHL hockey season. At the time, your ol' pal Wanye had an interest in a local watering hole.

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Off the top of my head: what did I miss?

Robin Brownlee
July 26 2010 03:11PM

I got into the habit during my days covering the Edmonton Oilers beat of taking the middle of July off because it seemed nothing notable ever happened then. The draft is done. The top free agents are picked over. It is, essentially, the NHL's dog days.

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Brule vs. Gagner

Jonathan Willis
July 25 2010 10:58PM

EDMONTON, CANADA - MARCH 5: Gilbert Brule #67 of the Edmonton Oilers handles the puck against the Minnesota Wild on March 5, 2010 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

The question of whether Sam Gagner or Gilbert Brule is going to be a better player for the Oilers has come up a few times here at Oilers Nation, including in Lowetide’s excellent (and almost entirely unrelated) article earlier today. A comparison of their performances at the same ages might shed some light on the matter.

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Standing Out in the Crowd

Lowetide
July 25 2010 12:02PM

For the 09-10 Edmonton Oilers, life (as they knew it) is over. Buyouts, trades, declining to make offers to rfa's, the troops will look much different come fall. Fans are on board with the rebuild and will be watching the future closely beginning with training camp. The important new names? Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Magnus Pääjärvi and Chris Vande Velde. What now?

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Oklahoma City Barons 2010-11

Lowetide
July 24 2010 08:57AM

There's some excitement in Oilers Nation with regard to this year's minor league team. The Oilers are spending actual dollars on making certain the Barons are competitive, and that has the added advantage of giving the parent team some strong options during the regular season.

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