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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GET YOUR MOTOR RUNNING

Lowetide
August 15 2014 09:28PM

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It's hard to believe, but the Edmonton Oil Kings' training camp gets underway late next week with rookies arriving. The club has seen several changes and graduations to pro hockey, and for the first time in a long while will not feature any Edmonton Oilers' prospects.

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Lost in Translation - Vacation Edition

baggedmilk
August 15 2014 03:14PM

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In case you were wondering, and I know you were, for the past couple weeks I took up the Nation summer tradition, jumped on a plane, and got out of here. While I was away, I had planned on writing updates on anything amusing that I was up to, but it was tougher than I expected.  How many times could I really talk about binge drinking and overeating? Combine that with the fact that my laptop crashed, and keeping any type of thoughts organized became difficult.

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