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Will the Edmonton Oilers make a pitch for Mark Streit?

Photo: Dan4th/Wikimedia Last summer, in an attempt to upgrade their blue line, the Oilers reportedly took a long look at New York Islanders defenceman Mark Streit. The veteran puck-mover would have slotted into the team’s top-four, has a long history with head coach Ralph Krueger, and stood a decent shot of becoming the Oilers’ top…

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MIKE BABCOCK: IF YOU COACH, BE PREPARED

Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has had a very successful career. He was a decent hockey player; suiting up for the  Saskatoon Blades in the WHL, the University of McGill and he spent one season playing pro hockey in England where he racked up 45 goals and 127 assists in 49 games. But…

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WANYE ON THE ROAD: AJAX GAME

Shoutout to the Oil for winning again. Well played fellows. One of the scheduled highlights of the 2013 backpacking tour was the tickets to an Ajax game in Amsterdam. This is one of the sights to see apparently as Ajax have qualified for the Champions League three years in a row by winning the Dutch…

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OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD

When they add up the points in the standings at the end of the season to decide the playoff pecking order in the Western Conference, nobody who cheers for the Edmonton Oilers is going to ask how, just how many.

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TRADE ASSETS & THE MINOR LEAGUE SYSTEM

At times like the trade deadline, it’s interesting to look south–to the AHL team in Oklahoma City–in an effort to see how well the prospects are progressing. After an extremely slow start for most of the prospects in the system, several caught fire and are on track with NHL calibre progress.