DEADLINE DAY: PAGING STEVE TAMBELLINI

Robin Brownlee
February 28 2011 09:11AM

There's no shortage of general managers looking to pick the bones of a bottom-feeder like the Edmonton Oilers clean, so Steve Tambellini can count on his phone ringing almost non-stop between now and the 1 p.m. NHL trade deadline.

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Nations Deadline Live Chat

Kent Wilson
February 28 2011 08:28AM

Join Kent Wilson and Jonathan Willis at 10am MST for a trade deadline live chat. 

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A Deadline to Remember

Lowetide
February 27 2011 10:04PM

Once upon a time in the land of Oiler, everything broke right leading up to the trade deadline. A strong team turned into an outstanding one overnight, and the Edmonton Oilers laid waste to the western conference.

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Bruins 3, Oilers 2: Blue Collar

Jonathan Willis
February 27 2011 09:55PM

From a physical standpoint, the Oilers didn’t look bad tonight: they showed they could hold their own against the big, bad Bruins. There were three fights and while Theo Peckham lost a spirited bout with Nathan Horton, James Vandermeer grinned his way through a marathon fight with Milan Lucic while Andrew Cogliano and Brad Marchand also engaged.

It was the actual on-ice puck-shooting and goal-scoring contest where the Oilers couldn’t compete. Boston fired 40 shots on Devan Dubnyk, while the Oilers could only respond with 17 on Tuukka Rask.

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Revisiting The 2008 Draft

Jonathan Willis
February 27 2011 02:54PM

 

Stu MacGregor generally gets a lot of credit for his work since taking over as the point-man for the Edmonton Oilers at the NHL Entry Draft. I thought it might be interesting to revisit his selections and compare them to the players selected in the same range of picks, to evaluate how his group has done versus other NHL scouting groups.

We start with the 2008 Draft.

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