BONA FIDE

Lowetide
February 17 2017 07:41PM

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Anton Slepyshev (photo by Mark Williams, all rights reserved) is one of two Bakersfield forwards—the other being Jujhar Khaira—who appears to have a real chance at a bona fide NHL career.

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Unsung

Matt Henderson
February 17 2017 04:15PM

On any top 10 team in the NHL (and that’s what the Oilers are) there are stars and there are role players. There are over and underrated players. For a team like Edmonton that hasn’t impressed anyone with a playoff showing in a decade, a lot of skaters have been underrated. Ask fans from other teams around the league about trade values and you’ll see that many don’t even recognize Draisaitl is all but untouchable. That’s just the nature of life. Sometimes your value isn’t recognized for what it should be.

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Kris Russell and Darnell Nurse will likely be available to return during upcoming road trip

Cam Lewis
February 17 2017 04:00PM

The Edmonton Oilers will be getting some reinforcements on their blue line soon, as both Darnell Nurse and Kris Russell will "likely" be available on the team's upcoming road trip, head coach Todd McLellan says.

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Trade Options: Right Wing

Jason Gregor
February 17 2017 01:18PM

Let's Make a Deal

We continue our series on trade options for the Oilers. We've discussed Thomas Vanek and looked at Brian Boyle. Today I will focus on one team with two right wing options. 

We are 12 days away from the March 1st trade deadline and we are getting a clearer picture of who will be sellers. Arizona and Colorado have been out of the race for months, and it looks and sounds like Dallas and Vancouver will join them.

In the East Ken Holland is on record stating the Red Wings won't be a buyer, and he has a few options to sell. Carolina, New Jersey and Tampa Bay haven't been able to climb the standings for months, so I'd guess they are selling as well.

I'd expect Philly to move one of their goalies at the deadline, and Buffalo should be a seller as well although a recent hot streak has them right behind the Islanders and Maple Leafs for the second wildcard.

Today, I'll focus on Dallas, who had a scout in Edmonton this week.

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REMEMBER WHEN?

Robin Brownlee
February 17 2017 11:05AM

Time to be alive

March is just around the corner, the smell of thawing dog crap is in the air and the Edmonton Oilers are headed out on the road with 58 games in the books and rolling toward their first playoff spot since 2006. Craig MacTavish was head coach, Jason Smith was captain and Connor McDavid was nine years old. Remember when?

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