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Playoffs?

The Edmonton Oilers are not going to be a playoff team this year, obviously. But it is equally apparent that the parent club has high hopes that the farm team in Oklahoma City can make a fourth consecutive postseason appearance.

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CHASING THE DREAM

A lot of the Edmonton Oilers collective future is in the three junior leagues that make up the CHL. This year’s group is having a solid year, almost across the board. With the season winding down, let’s have a look at the movers among them.

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Scrivenses, You’re the Best

When Taylor Hall scored in overtime how many of you noticed Ben Scrivens race down the ice to join in the celebration? How awesome is this guy? If he keeps up this kind of play and antics we’ll be building a Scrivens statue to go along with RX2. I offer a coffee mug salute and multiple fist…

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Moving Forward: When?

I understand GM Craig MacTavish can’t just snap his fingers and conjure up the finished product he hopes his Edmonton Oilers will be when this rebuild is done and his team is actually contending for something other than a lottery pick again. I certainly didn’t expect it Wednesday at the trade deadline – it went…

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GDB 64.0: DRAFT LOTTERY DUEL

Now that the playoff roster deadline has passed, the focus, unfortunately for Oilers fans, once again turns to the draft lottery. The Oilers are virtually guaranteed to finish in the bottom five, and unless one of the teams finishing 17th-25th wins the lottery, the Oilers will have another top-five pick. 24  Carolina M 62 27…

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SHOULDER THE LOAD

Today’s deadline deal that sent away Nick Schultz opens up a big league job for a left defender. Oscar Klefbom was to receive the call today, but suffered an injury and his NHL debut is delayed.

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Ales Hemsky’s fate may depend on Ryan Callahan

Last night was billed as Ales Hemsky’s last game as an Edmonton Oiler, and if so he certainly delivered a fine performance. Reports on the morning of the trade deadline suggest New York may be his ultimate destination, but that might be dependent on the fate of fellow pending free agent Ryan Callahan.

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GAME TAPE: OTTAWA

With two goals on the night and likely playing in his final game as an Oiler, Ales Hemsky lead the way in a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday. 

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GDB 63.0: HAPPY TRAILS…

Tonight will be Ales Hemsky’s final game as an Edmonton Oiler. He will be traded before tomorrow’s 1.p.m deadline. Hemsky played his first game as an Oilers on October 10th, 2002 against Philadelphia. He didn’t score his first goal until his 26th game, January 4th, 2003 vs. Montreal, but during the past 11 hockey seasons…

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GOALTENDING TRADES…

Craig MacTavish looks like he has made his decision for his goalies next season. A day after signing Ben Scrivens to a two-year deal, he traded Ilya Bryzgalov to Minnesota for a 4th round pick, and then he acquired Viktor Fasth from Anaheim for 5th round pick in 2014 and a 3rd round pick in…