Six minutes per game

Jonathan Willis
June 23 2013 08:06AM

There's a theory out there - and it's one I'm often reminded of by readers - that the ultimate fourth line in the NHL is a crash-and-bang group. The idea is to load it up with guys who can skate and hit (and ideally fight) and let them skate around for six minutes or so causing mayhem to help tilt the physical scale, and not have them worry so much about anything else.

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June 22 2013 12:31PM

As we approach draft day and what is certainly looking to be a very busy time for the Oilers, it's important to be aware of all (ALL) available items for trade. Edmonton has a lot of assets.

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Ben Eager: a worthwhile reclamation project?

Jonathan Willis
June 22 2013 08:08AM

Ben Eager played his 400th regular season game in the NHL last season. He has been a successful depth player for good teams, getting minutes in Philadelphia, Chicago and San Jose. He played 18 games for the Blackhawks when they won the Stanley Cup in 2010 and now has been an integral part of three long playoff runs.

Despite falling off the map last season, is there a player there for the Oilers to reclaim?

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June 21 2013 11:53AM


Terrible times today for our neighbours down the QEII highway as 100,000 people in 26 communities have been evacuated from their homes due to flooding by recent heavy rains.

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Missing out on goaltenders

Jonathan Willis
June 21 2013 09:21AM

One by one, the top free agent goaltenders in Europe and out of college hockey have made decisions about their NHL future. So far, none of them has opted for the Edmonton Oilers, a team desperately in need of rebuilding their depth chart in net, and one that was optimistic earlier in the summer about attracting somebody like Antti Raanta (pictured above; ended up in Chicago).

Where does Edmonton go now?

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