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WWYDW: Drafting After McJesus

Can you believe it’s time to start talking about the draft again? Soon enough, we’ll all be gathering at the Pint to watch the Oilers make a decision on which 18-year old will be the next saviour of the team. Will the team get it right? If they draft in the top two I’m willing to bet that the Oilers can get…

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Fact, fiction and update on Hall

A comment by one of our readers in my last article piqued my interest, because I wasn’t sure it was accurate. I went looking for the answers and I was happy I did. I learned a lot during the research, and uncovered one of the oddest, and worst, trades that I’d never heard about. Today…

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Landing a Real Player at the Draft

If the Edmonton Oilers come back from Florida this summer with a bunch of shiny new prospects and nothing else, general manager Craig MacTavish will have failed in a significant way. The Oilers have a surplus of picks, enough cap space to take on salary, and a host of opponents facing a cap crunch. More…

The Future of The Captaincy

View image | gettyimages.com Andrew Ference seems to be a true professional. He’s a physical fitness nut. He’s engaged in the community. He does all kinds of charitable and simply kind work using his celebrity to make the lives of others better. He’s played almost 900 NHL games and there’s every reason to believe he’ll…

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LONG WAY DOWN

View image | gettyimages.com Maybe you thought Dallas Eakins was a pompous ass (I did) whose strut considerably outstripped his resume when the Edmonton Oilers named him head coach. Maybe you prefer the approach of Todd Nelson (I do) and want to see the interim tag removed from his title and have him signed as…

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HEY LEON!

What a difference a year makes. This time last year, we were talking about the ‘Deutschland Dangler’ and the possibility of a big, skill center finally playing for the Edmonton Oilers. These months later? Sedated for McDavid? Not so fast. Leon Draisaitl is writing an impressive story in junior.