How does Ralph Krueger plan to use his lines this season?

Jonathan Willis
January 17 2013 08:15AM

The Edmonton Oilers’ rookie head coach had an interesting quip when asked about his forward lines after the first on-ice sessions of training camp.

“I spent eight months thinking about who would fit best,” he said, laughing.

What’s the plan?

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Jason Gregor
January 16 2013 10:38AM


TSN released their Top-50 NHL player rankings on Monday and Oiler fans should be pretty excited, if you believe these rankings are accurate.

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Should the Oilers be interested in Wade Redden?

Jonathan Willis
January 16 2013 09:39AM

Photo: Kaatiya/Wikimedia Commons

Yesterday, the NHL and the NHLPA agreed to a deal that would allow teams to buy out albatross contracts immediately. The deal was in response to the Canadiens and Rangers choosing to send Scott Gomez and Wade Redden home for the year, with the expectation of buying them out next summer.

Now that those players can be expected to become free agents shortly, should the Oilers be interested in either?

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January 15 2013 05:49PM


It's early, but Sam Gagner's spot on the depth chart isn't clouded by injury, old timey coaching or worries over what he doesn't bring to the dance. Dave Gagner's boy may be poised for a big season. 

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Robin Brownlee
January 15 2013 02:03PM

The transition we've seen over the past couple of seasons on the ice with the Edmonton Oilers was manifested in the dressing room today as Edmonton Oilers coach Ralph Krueger named his captains and assistants.

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