2013-14 Division Rivals: Edmonton Oilers vs. Calgary Flames

Jonathan Willis
August 19 2013 09:58AM

The Calgary Flames appear to be rebuilding. After resisting the urge for years, the team sold off high-priced talent at the 2013 Deadline, and barring something extraordinary the club appears destined for the NHL cellar next season. How do they compare to the Oilers?

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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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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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