First Star, Worst Star: January 31st, 2016

January 31 2016 08:46PM


All Star weekend is winding to a close, the NHL resumes play on Tuesday, teams are gearing up for one final push toward the playoffs (every Canadian team excluded) and spring is right around the corner. So you know what that means; another instalment of First Star, Worst Star! 

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January 31 2016 12:22PM

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There was an offensive explosion by the Bakersfield Condors this week, and several prospects took part in the action. Will we see any of these prospects in Edmonton after the trade deadline?

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January 31 2016 10:20AM

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Griffin Reinhart played his best game as an Oiler before the break, but it may be difficult for the Oilers to recall the young defender. Why? Waiver pickup and some interesting names coming off IR.

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Reminder: Jordan Eberle Is Pretty Good

Matt Henderson
January 31 2016 08:28AM

Oiler trade rumours are always all over the place in terms of who is going and why, but there has been a common thread during this rebuild: whichever Oiler is rumoured to be traded will almost certainly be portrayed as a slug. Now it’s Jordan Eberle’s turn. I have to admit I didn’t see that one coming before this season.

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Iiro Pakarinen has earned his job in Edmonton

Jonathan Willis
January 30 2016 01:57PM


Iiro Pakarinen took an unconventional route to the NHL, but it certainly appears that he has arrived. The 24-year-old Finnish right wing is in his second season with the Edmonton Oilers’ organization and when his entry-level deal ends this summer it’s a very good bet that he’ll be invited back.

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