Taylor Hall: The Fallback Centre

Jonathan Willis
August 10 2013 09:37AM

Taylor Hall was interviewed yesterday on Oilers Now, and he made it pretty clear that if Ryan Nugent-Hopkins isn’t ready to play on opening night he could easily find himself at centre to start 2013-14.

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August 09 2013 08:31PM

The Edmonton Oilers drafted Travis Ewanyk in the third round of the 2011 Entry Draft. Math suggests he's a marginal prospect, but the Oilers signed him and have not wavered in their conviction about his potential. Will Travis Ewanyk become an NHL regular?

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The Gretzky trade was huge, but Messier's is still paying dividends

Jonathan Willis
August 09 2013 01:30PM

The return in trade for Wayne Gretzky was without question substantial, but like most of the deals involving the Oilers’ Hall of Fame-calibre players it’s a deal that has only historical impact, with none of the descendants of that trade currently playing for Edmonton.

In terms of current impact from those old trades, it’s the Mark Messier deal that still pays dividends today.

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Robin Brownlee
August 08 2013 07:51PM

Twenty-five years after the sale of Wayne Gretzky to the Los Angeles Kings in a deal orchestrated by Edmonton Oilers owner Peter Pocklington, there are still plenty of hockey fans in this town who speak with a great deal of passion about Aug. 9, 1988. Is it any wonder?

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Don't underrate Jason LaBarbera

Jonathan Willis
August 08 2013 03:42PM

I have watched the reaction to the Oilers’ acquisition of Jason LaBarbera this summer with interest, and I can’t shake the impression that he’s being underrated.

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