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BARON’S BEST

We’ve said our goodbyes to the good folks in Oklahoma City and hope the ties that bind keep us in touch over the years. In the fall, Oilers fans must make like the Joads and head to California and the Bakersfield Condors, next home of Edmonton’s AHL team. Before we go, let’s have a quick…

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One Two

View image | gettyimages.com When the Oilers got their hands on RNH it was pretty clear after his first season that the team had found a keeper. He’s defensively responsible, elusive, extremely quick and agile on his skates, and he has top drawer vision. The Oilers had found their 1C for the foreseeable future. None…

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Andrew Ference, Central Scouting & the Pittsburgh Penguins

Andrew Ference wasn’t particularly well-regarded by NHL scouts in his draft year, and it’s easy to understand why, as 5’11” defencemen typically don’t get a lot of love on draft day. But his response to his low valuation goes a long way toward explaining why, nearly 20 years later, he’s one of the best picks…

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Robbie Russo Hits Free Agency

View image | gettyimages.com Robbie Russo was drafted in the fourth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders – but in their hurry to fill organizational needs on the blue line, they filled up roster spots that could have potentially been his by now.