July 26 2013 08:00PM

For some time now, we've been talking about equivalencies, using Gabriel Desjardins' NHLE's going back several years. The boys over at NHL Numbers have had a lash at updating the equation, and now Rob Vollman from Hockey Prospectus gives it a try. The results--when applied to the Oilers prospect base--suggest there are some very talented offensive players bubbling under.

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An opportunity for Mark Arcobello?

Jonathan Willis
July 26 2013 09:35AM

It’s funny what a change in management can do. A year ago, Mark Arcobello got a bunch of breaks but wasn’t allowed to take advantage of them – because no matter how poorly Chris Vande Velde or Ryan Smyth played at centre, he wasn’t going to get a real opportunity to show what he could do. He landed a single NHL game despite a decimated depth chart and guys playing out of position.

Under the new regime, he may find himself on the opening night roster.

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Darnell Nurse signs with Edmonton

Jonathan Willis
July 25 2013 03:45PM

The Edmonton Oilers announced today that they had signed Darnell Nurse to an entry-level contract.

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Jason Gregor
July 25 2013 12:48PM

Sam Gagner could have gone to arbitration, signed a one-year deal and next summer he could have been the youngest unrestricted free agent in NHL history.

"I’m not a guy who likes to run from his problems, I like to be a part of the solution," Gagner told me after signing a three-year extension with the Oilers less than an hour before the start of his arbitration hearing.

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July 24 2013 06:59PM

As we approach mid-summer, the Edmonton Oilers depth chart at center remains 'one in, one out' with an AHL veteran added for spice. With the Nuge likely unable to battle opening night, and with Boyd Gordon replacing Shawn Horcoff, what is the vision for this position?

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