April 15 2015 02:49PM

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This week has been rife with highs and lows for Nail Yakupov. He scored Saturday in the season's final game, signed a two-year deal with the Oilers and was on his way to the Worlds to play for Russia. Now this.

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April 15 2015 07:01AM

It's very easy to overlook Oliver Kylington based on his boxcar numbers but the resume is strong and the scouting report impressive. He arrived in the Swedish Hockey League at 16 and could be the best skating defender available at this summer's draft. Oliver Kylington is a significant talent.

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Showing Craig MacTavish's Work

Jonathan Willis
April 14 2015 04:46PM

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Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish said repeatedly in Monday’s year-end press conference that he’d felt his team had improved in two years under his care. He did, however, admit that he hadn’t gone through the exercise of comparing the players he inherited from predecessor Steve Tambellini with the roster he’s assembled now.

Let’s take a moment and do that comparison.

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You Can't Beat Jeanshorts & Baggedmilk

April 14 2015 12:10PM

It's playoff time again... well... not for the Oilers but for pretty much everyone else! With the return of the playoffs comes the return of the NationDrafts.com playoff pool. What is the NationDrafts playoff pool? Nothing major... Just an opportunity for you to show the world how smart you are while supporting a great cause at the same time. 

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A Tale of Two Seasons

Matt Henderson
April 14 2015 10:15AM

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For anyone who paid the Oilers even a fleeting amount of attention, it was clear that 2014-2015 was actually two separate and distinct seasons for the Oilers. There was the Eakins season and the Nelson season. Combining the two, as many will do years from now, is to throw context right out the window. When we look back on the year that the team had and see that Hall had fewer than 40 points and Yak had just 33 it’s going to be seen as a disaster. That’s not entirely fair, although the year was a disaster on the whole.

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