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Oilers and Otters: Snakes and Snake Oil

View image | gettyimages.com Back in November a story broke out of Erie, Pennsylvania that the Oilers were suing Otters owner Sherry Bassin for 4.5 Million dollars. You can find that story here and I would suggest reading more of Erie Times reporter Ed Palattella’s work as he’s followed the situation unfold over the past few months. He is no…

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IMAGINE: DION AN OILER!

Dion Phaneuf and the Leafs go down swinging… again http://t.co/lTKCnPjy9L pic.twitter.com/k4Hc9X7sOr — HockeyNightInCanada (@hockeynight) January 22, 2015 If the Edmonton Oilers are serious about bringing in a big time, minutes crunching defender in 2015, the options are few and the risks frightening. Men with one year left before free agency, aging players with stunning contract…

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WWYDW: End of Roster Options

There’s a funny thing about rebuilds: Aside from the guys who are proven NHL players (stars like Taylor Hall, veterans like Andrew Ference) and the bluest of blue chip prospects (we’re talking Leon Draisaitl, not Martin Marincin) the rest of the guys on the team tend to be warm bodies who will end up spending…

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World Cup, All Star Game and Mike Richards on waivers…

We are finishing a stretch of five days without any NHL regular season games, yet there has been no shortage of NHL talk, much of it grumbling. Why are so many media people and some fans still complaining about the All Star game? It will never be a competitive game, and it shouldn’t be. Save yourself,…

HOW GOOD IS NOAH HANIFIN?

Noah Hanifin speaks with @NESN‘s Sarah Davis at first intermission #BattleOfCommAve #WeAreBC pic.twitter.com/Hz4XFkU1sh — BC Hockey (@BCHockeyNews) January 17, 2015 After McEichel in the 2015 draft, it’s not certain how NHL teams will go. Most have college defender Noah Hanifin ranked at No. 3 overall but he’s not delivering a lot of offense—certainly not at…

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Hard To Kill

Rare photo of Jim Corsi without moustache Corsi is dead. Or at least it’s on life support and waiting for us all to say our goodbyes before the plug gets pulled. That’s in one form or another what Ken Campbell of the Hockey News wrote on the heels of the NHL giving Sportvision’s tracking technology a…

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Monday Mailbag – January 26th

It’s Monday morning, none of us want to be working, and we’re looking for ways to kill time – enter the mailbag.  As always, this feature is completely dependant on you guys. If you’ve got a question you can email it to me at baggedmilk@oilersnation.com or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk.  With that, I present your…