A PINCH OF SIN

Lowetide
May 19 2013 09:37PM

The Edmonton Oilers are going to be very active this summer. The goal? The return of the kind of craziness that caused this fellow to fly to Rexall from Vancouver and spend two bills on beer. How do we get there?

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There’s an advantage to focusing on European goaltenders

Jonathan Willis
May 19 2013 11:30AM

It’s no secret that an ever-increasing percentage of NHL goaltenders come from Europe. Less known is the fact that the new collective bargaining agreement gives teams substantially more flexibility when it comes to drafting goaltenders developed in Europe than in North America.

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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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