Photoshop Contest - The Finalists

September 03 2014 04:52PM


This afternoon, Wanye and I locked ourselves in the war room at Nation HQ and went through over 50 photoshop entries to come up with the finalists.  The sad part about it all is that we were only able to choose 6 finalists. So many of you had great entries that Wanye and I almost blew up in fisticuffs over who would make the final six.  After many laughs and heated debates, here are your finalists.

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The Oilers don’t have much in the way of prospect goalies, but it may not matter

Jonathan Willis
September 03 2014 02:52PM

Tyler Bunz2

With all due respect to Laurent Brossoit, Frans Tuohimaa, Tyler Bunz, Zach Nagelvoort and Keven Bouchard, the Edmonton Oilers don’t have a blue chip goalie prospect.

I’m not sure that it matters.

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Robin Brownlee
September 03 2014 11:54AM

Draisaitl, Leon

It’s been obvious for some time now the Edmonton Oilers intend to start training camp, and likely the 2014-15 season, with rookie Leon Draisaitl sitting in one of the top three positions on the team depth chart at centre.

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September 02 2014 06:57PM

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Boyd Gordon will be back, Matt Hendricks too, but the Edmonton Oilers are going to need to stretch a few forwards this winter. Many of the penalty-killers from a year ago (forward division) are gone, leaving a gap and an opportunity.

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Draisaitl, Yakupov and the Middle Six

Jonathan Willis
September 02 2014 02:52PM


It seems probable that Edmonton’s top line for the majority of 2014-15 will be the incumbent trio of Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle.

Assuming that to be true, Oilers coach Dallas Eakins has an interesting challenge in front of him: How can he carefully manage the minutes of both Leon Draisaitl and Nail Yakupov while still running at least one capable two-way line in his middle-six forward group?

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