Jason Gregor
April 03 2013 07:26AM

The trade deadline is 1 p.m. Edmonton time, and many are wondering if the Oilers will make a move?

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The tough schedule ahead: a major problem for the Edmonton Oilers

Jonathan Willis
April 03 2013 12:38AM

The Edmonton Oilers find themselves on the verge of a post-season spot – one that would be their first since 2005-06 – as they enter the final day of trading in the NHL. They’re one point back of a St. Louis team that has a game in hand, and while there’s a crowd vying for that spot (or the one inhabited by Detroit – these teams aren’t picky) superficially the Oilers look like one of the stronger candidates in the group.

The problem? The schedule is about to turn nasty again.

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April 02 2013 06:03PM


Once upon a time, Oilers GM Steve Tambellini told us things would be quiet, that he didn't know if he'd be busy. Bright and early the next morning, hell was a poppin'. 

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A quiet trade deadline for the Oilers? (Update: Oilers make a small trade)

Jonathan Willis
April 02 2013 01:43PM

According to the guy who is arguably the most plugged-in member of the Edmonton media, the Edmonton Oilers very well might do nothing on the trade front tomorrow.

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Will the Edmonton Oilers make a pitch for Mark Streit?

Jonathan Willis
April 02 2013 11:58AM

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Last summer, in an attempt to upgrade their blue line, the Oilers reportedly took a long look at New York Islanders defenceman Mark Streit. The veteran puck-mover would have slotted into the team’s top-four, has a long history with head coach Ralph Krueger, and stood a decent shot of becoming the Oilers’ top defenceman overnight.

The Islanders, at the time, decided to keep him. Now it seems far more likely that they’ll let him go – is Edmonton still interested?

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