Anton Lander: Putting The Genie Back In The Bottle

Jonathan Willis
April 23 2012 06:11PM

Anton Lander made the jump directly from the Swedish Elite League to the National Hockey League this season. He did some good things – including a role on the penalty kill as one of the Oilers’ third set of forwards.

Should he break training camp with the Oilers next season?

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JORDAN EBERLE: A HOCKEY BRAIN

Robin Brownlee
April 23 2012 10:57AM

In a game that lends itself to a pre-occupation with size, intimidation and brawn, Jordan Eberle of the Edmonton Oilers serves as a reminder hockey IQ and the ability to think the game matters.

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WEEKEND WRAP

Jason Gregor
April 23 2012 10:52AM

The second Jarret Stoll's snapshot whistled over Cory Schneider's shoulder ending the Canucks season, many Oiler fans were instantly tweeting, faceboooking and blogging how great it felt to see the Canucks out. Vancouver is a main rival, and arguably the most hated one, but Oiler fans should also realize that even when this never-ending rebuild of the Oilers is complete, there is no guarantee they will have playoff success.

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DELAYED KLEFBOM

Lowetide
April 22 2012 07:20PM

Edmonton Oilers badly need good defenseman and help is on the way. Oscar Klefbom is rumored to be close to an NHL entry level deal, ensuring the club's best long term prospect will be an Oiler. The question is when?

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Milan Lucic And Drafting Coke Machines

Jonathan Willis
April 22 2012 03:31PM

I first came across the term “Coke Machine” reading Lowetide’s blog roughly five years ago. Lowetide was talking about the big forwards that often made up the heart of the Oilers’ drafts under Kevin Prendergast.

For the most part, those picks didn’t work out for Edmonton. Sometimes, though, they do.

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