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What Do We Do About The Tank?

The Tank. It’s ripping the NHL apart right now and pundits are trying to sort out how to fix it. Teams are losing and not just that, they’re trying to lose. No, not the players. The players would never try to lose. In fact, any player who tried to lose a game on purpose is…

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The Pot of Gold Photoshop Finalists

The time has come for you to once again do your civic duty and select the next Photoshop champion. One of the following heroes will be walking away with a swag package the likes of which the world has never seen, and will bask in eternal glory! Many have entered, but only one can be named champion. Who will…

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Edmonton Oilers sign Joey LaLeggia

On Tuesday the Edmonton Oilers announced that they had signed University of Denver defenceman Joey LaLeggia to an entry-level deal. LaLeggia, originally a fifth-round pick of the Oilers in the 2012 Draft, had just finished his fourth season in college hockey.

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There’s no upside to dumping Teddy Purcell

Teddy Purcell hasn’t been a big hit in Edmonton this year. To his critics, he’s soft, slow and dramatically overpaid, a legitimate candidate for a buyout and a really good option for a retained-salary trade. He’s also well down on any legitimate list of the Oilers’ problems.

HOW GOOD IS LAWSON CROUSE?

<br> If Lawson Crouse hadn’t shown up on the hockey horizon, we might not have had anything to talk about for the 2015 draft. That’s a stretch but the fact remains Crouse has—more than anyone in recent history—divided talent assessors in a big way. Is he a great prospect or a kid who developed into…

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GDB 76.0: Move up the standings

The Oilers have won three of their last four games to move within five points of the 27th place Toronto Maple Leafs. Edmonton needs to win three of their final seven games and have the Leafs lose all six of their remaining games to catch them. If the Leafs win once the Oilers need to…

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Monday Mailbag – March 30th

The weekend is over, we’re all back to work, and looking (read: needing) for ways to kill time. Enter the mailbag.  As always, I’ve taken your questions, passed them to our panel of writers, and waited for wisdoms to spill out of their heads.  If you want to ask a question, email me at baggedmilk@oilersnation.com or hit me…

WHO IS THE BEST GOALIE IN THE 2015 DRAFT?

What we don’t know about goalies is a lot. When scouts talk about forwards or defensemen, or we read an online scouting report, we come away with some idea about the player. He’s fast and small, or big and slow, etc. Goalies? Who would play you in the movie? It’s difficult to figure out what…

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WEEKEND UPDATE!

Martin Gernat suffered a season ending injury this week and joined a long line of injured Barons on the sideline. Among those healthy enough to play, who delivered solid performances this week? Read on!

HOW GOOD IS MATHEW BARZAL?

<br> Mathew Barzal is an exceptional young hockey player. Size concerns and a significant injury have him lagging behind the top of the draft in terms of buzz, but don’t be fooled about him. Young Barzal is among the very best players available in this year’s draft.