A CHANGE IN THE WEATHER?

Lowetide
May 18 2013 12:17PM

Long-time observers of the Edmonton Oilers at the draft table know the club has a tendency to go "walkabout" during the second and third rounds of the draft. Recent comments by the GM perhaps give hope that the club will go in a new direction for picks 31-100.

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Is the Oilers farm team properly developing players?

Jonathan Willis
May 18 2013 09:19AM

Under head coach Todd Nelson, the Oklahoma City Barons have been a consistently competitive club in the American Hockey League. However, many of the Edmonton Oilers’ young prospects have struggled to make the jump to the professional level. Is Nelson finding the right balance between winning and developing players?

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THIS, THAT AND THE OTHER THING . . .

Robin Brownlee
May 17 2013 05:54PM

Future Edmonton Oilers captain Taylor Hall isn’t the first NHL up-and-comer who has had to play a secondary role when wearing Team Canada silks at the Olympics or the World Championships and he won’t be the last.

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MAYOR PUTS ARENA DEAL TO BED...AND MORE....

Jason Gregor
May 17 2013 12:23PM

Rumour has it this picture was taken at city hall early this week when the 7-year arena deal saga finally ended. City council voted 10-3 in favour of the final funding model, and unlike previous votes this should be the final vote as council waived the conditions, according to mayor Stephen Mandel.

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Is Karl Alzner the answer to the Oilers' problems?

Jonathan Willis
May 17 2013 10:19AM

Photo by Michael Miller/Wikimedia

If the Oilers are going to make a heavy pitch for a defenceman they probably aren’t going to get, that defenceman shouldn’t be Shea Weber. It should be the Washington Capitals’ Karl Alzner.

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