Monday Mailbag - August 18th

baggedmilk
August 18 2014 01:35PM

Mailbag

The mailbag is back after a 1 week hiatus, and our writers are here to teach you a few things.  If you've got a question you want answered, email it to me at baggedmilk@oilersnation.com and I'll get it posted as soon as possible. Sit back, enjoy, and kill as much work time as possible.

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GETTING STARTED: A FIGHTING CHANCE

Robin Brownlee
August 18 2014 11:33AM

EasyWayHardWay

By the time the end of November rolled around last season, the Edmonton Oilers had dashed any hopes fans had that they’d kinda-sorta contend for a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Meaningful games in March and April? The Oilers were done by December.

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Lost along the way

Jonathan Willis
August 18 2014 09:12AM

Toni Rajala was this close to being a success story.

The 2009 fourth round draft pick passed hurdle after hurdle, and then left before even really challenging the final one.

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HEAD OUT ON THE HIGHWAY

Lowetide
August 17 2014 03:33PM

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Jujhar Khaira will very likely spend his rookie pro season in Oklahoma City, with fellow newcomers Bogdan Yakimov, Mitchell Moroz, Iiro Pakarinen and others. It's exciting for Oilers fans, who have enjoyed watching plenty of defensemen develop but not many forwards. This could be a big rookie crop of forwards in 2014-15, likely the strongest in Barons' history.

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THE GOALIE OF THE FUTURE: WHERE IN HELL IS HE?

Lowetide
August 16 2014 07:48PM

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This is Laurent Brossoit. The Edmonton Oilers traded an NHL defenseman to get him -- does that mean he's the future in goal in Northern Alberta? The team spending 33% of their 2014 draft picks on goalies suggests the answer is "maybe not" or "too soon to tell" for the famous former Oil King. Who IS the future in goal?

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