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IS ANYONE ZOOMING ANYTHING?

A look at the AHL website under Bakersfield Condors gives us an idea about who is scoring and who is not—and the prospects are not pushing veterans for the scoring lead. One of the things that can obscure the story is power-play point totals, as it is pretty hard to score from the bench. Are…

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TOP 100 OILERS: RADEK DVORAK (85)

Embed from Getty Images Of course the Edmonton Oilers blew their brains out at the 1995 NHL Entry Draft when they took Steve Kelly instead of Shane Doan or Jarome Iginla with the sixth overall pick. Kelly played only 149 games in the NHL, just 27 of those with the Oilers, while Doan and Iginla…

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HEY BOGDAN!

Bogdan Yakimov bolted the Oilers over the holidays, the transaction finally up late this afternoon on the AHL’s (often newsmaking) transactions page. What might this mean for his future as an Oiler? Well, it isn’t good but it might not be the end of the line.

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WWYDW: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for a Nashville defenceman

It’s been a while since we’ve looked at a hypothetical trade here on What Would You Do Wednesday, so let’s try a somewhat plausible one. Nashville needs a top centre, and Edmonton needs help on the right side of its defence. These are dots that have been connected over and over again by fans and…

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Looking Ahead and a Sincere Thank You

The Edmonton Oilers 2015 calendar was another disappointing year, on the ice at least. They were 16-22-6 in 44 games between January and April, and they are currently 15-20-3 from October to December with one game remaining before the calendar turns to 2016. They are a combined 31-42-9 in 2015, and once again they are struggling…

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TOP 100 OILERS: IGOR KRAVCHUK (86)

If you’re wondering what Igor Kravchuk is doing on this list of Top 100 Edmonton Oilers or had forgotten about him altogether, you’re probably not alone. Kravchuk was a very good player, but he had terrible timing – he toiled for some completely forgettable Oiler teams in the mid-1990s.

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GDB 38.0: HOME ICE ADVANTAGE – Powerplay struggles

The Oilers are 7-4-1 in their last 12 games despite a non-existent powerplay. They are 3 for 30 in the month of December and special teams cost them the game vs. Calgary on Sunday. On their lone PP opportunity they surrendered a shorthanded goal which sparked the Flames comeback, and Todd McLellan has switched up…

ABOUT GRIFFIN

“I’m just trying to play my best hockey and work my way back up there.” @GriffinReinhart on @Condors experience https://t.co/qIqtyGkAB1 — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) December 18, 2015 The Edmonton Oilers recalled Brad Hunt on Boxing Day, raising some eyebrows around Oilers Nation. Griffin Reinhart, acquired during the summer under significant fanfare, remains on the farm….

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Gomez, Gagner and others hit the waiver wire

In the end, it turned out that nobody was interested enough in defenceman David Rundblad to put in a claim. The Chicago defenceman cleared waivers on Tuesday morning.  Now though there are four new names on the waiver wire, including veteran centre Scott Gomez and former Edmonton Oiler Sam Gagner. Are any of the newest…