THE WAY I SEE IT . . .

Robin Brownlee
June 04 2013 06:42PM

I was spit-balling here not long ago about the possibility the Edmonton Oilers might consider moving Ralph Krueger aside if they could land a big-name NHL coach. As it turns out, they just might get the marquee name they're after without moving Krueger anywhere. That's not a bad thing.

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Report: Ralph Krueger the Oilers’ second choice, behind Mark Messier

Jonathan Willis
June 04 2013 01:48PM

CBC’s Elliotte Friedman made waves a few nights ago on Hockey Night in Canada when he reported that the Oilers had initially offered their head coaching job not to Ralph Krueger, but to former great Mark Messier. Today, he expanded on that report.

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The Oklahoma City Barons will receive “more direction” from the Oilers

Jonathan Willis
June 04 2013 09:32AM

Craig MacTavish has made it clear that the Edmonton Oilers will be run differently under his watch, and that extends to the organization’s farm team in Oklahoma City, where the general manager is promising “more direction” on which prospects play than the team has seen in the past.

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MONDAY MUSINGS...

Jason Gregor
June 03 2013 01:23PM

As the calendar turns to June, the NHL playoffs are just above the halfway point, the NHL combine has come and gone, CFL camps are starting up and the oddest, yet most hilarious, new fitness craze is upon us.

If you are a sports fan read on, but if you are a creative, witty and tech savvy you should definitely read the final thought.

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Is there a veteran NHL free agent the Oilers should pursue in net?

Jonathan Willis
June 03 2013 12:50PM

Aside from Devan Dubnyk, there is a lot of uncertainty at the goaltending position in Edmonton. With the number two and three slots in the organization both currently held by unrestricted free agents who aren’t expected to return, it’s no surprise general manager Craig MacTavish is saying things like “It’s an area of poor depth for our organization” and “We have to shore up our goaltending for sure.”

Is there a veteran NHL free agent who might fit the bill?

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