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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2013-14 Division Rivals: Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks

Jonathan Willis
August 17 2013 09:48AM

The Sharks are the last of the Oilers’ new division rivals to qualify for the playoffs last year, and they’re one of three teams (along with Los Angeles and Vancouver) I see as real quality in the new Pacific Division. How does Edmonton stack up?

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A TALE OF WOE AND HEARTACHE

Wanye
August 16 2013 01:36PM

Most of our efforts at the moment are concerned with the business of the Nation as opposed to writing or tweeting much of anything. It’s the big run up to the start of the season and your ol pal Wanye needs to be on his game or the Nations could be screwed quicker than the Flames will fall out of the Western Conference Playoff Picture.*

Today a hilarious story of how we know we have picked the right sales person. Nothing really is happening in actual news anyways so it’s not like we are taking up valuable space on the front page of the site.

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