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Jeff Petry: Dead Man Skating?

There are exactly two holdovers from the Edmonton Oilers blue line that Craig MacTavish inherited when he ascended to the team’s general managership. One is a young defenceman who he helped recruit and who has routinely been lumped in with the best young players on the roster. The other if Jeff Petry, a pending unrestricted…

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The Roundup

The NHL changes the draft lottery, Bertuzzi-Moore 10 years later, a Gino Odjick tale, truculence in Calgary, bye bye Tyler Bozak, and more in this week’s Roundup

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AN ARTIST NAMED TKACHEV

Using ice and the game of hockey as his canvas, Russian winger Vladimir Tkachev turned heads during a very brief opportunity in the QMJHL. Among those impressed? The Edmonton Oilers.

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Walk a Mile with the Nation

For the second year in a row, everyone at Nation HQ will be closing their laptops, making their way to Churchill Square to strap on some high heels, and Walk a Mile in her shoes.  No, we’re not walking around in stilettos because it makes us feel pretty (even though it does), we’re taking a walk…

Could Burmistrov Become An Oiler?

#142271010 / gettyimages.com After completing his entry-level contract with the Winnipeg Jets, Alexander Burmistrov took his talents back home to Russia where he enjoyed a successful season with the KHL’s Kazan Ak-Bars. Recent reports state that Burmistrov is eyeing an NHL return after he fulfills the 2nd year of his KHL contract set to play…

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1984 REVISITED: CELEBRATE

With all the disappointment the Edmonton Oilers and their fans have endured these last eight years since a Game 7 loss to Carolina in the 2006 Stanley Cup final, today’s news there’ll be a 30th reunion of the 1984 Cup champion Oilers Oct.10 is a welcome breath of fresh air.

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My Gino Odjick story

When I heard of the health situation of Gino Odjick I felt very sad for him and his family. Although we never played together on the same team, I always felt we had a unique bond.

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Justin Schultz: One-Year Deal?

As the summer drags on, Justin Schultz’s status as a restricted free agent has become increasingly conspicuous. All of the Oilers’ other in-house business seems to be done, leaving Schultz as the last item on the internal to-do list. Is a one-year deal the way to resolve the situation?

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Monday Mailbag – August 18th

The mailbag is back after a 1 week hiatus, and our writers are here to teach you a few things.  If you’ve got a question you want answered, email it to me at [email protected] and I’ll get it posted as soon as possible. Sit back, enjoy, and kill as much work time as possible.