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Monday Mailbag – August 24th

Another weekend is in the books and that means the search begins for ways to kill company time. As always, the mailbag is here for you. If you have a question you want to ask you can email me at [email protected] or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk. This segment only works with your…

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FINALLY, PATIENCE MAKES SENSE

The Edmonton Oilers have been making promises and preaching patience for so long, eye-rolling revulsion at the cheque-is-in-the-mail pitch coming out of hockey operations has almost become a gag reflex with fans. With good reason.

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OILERS EXPANSION DRAFT PROTECTED LIST (2016)

I get a few requests each month to write (don’t worry, I get a lot requesting NOT writing too) on specfic subjects. The MOST requested item this summer? Expansion draft protected list. Why have I resisted? Well, it’s a pain in the pain in the ass. That said, I’ve made the list and the Oilers…

CAMPING!

<br> The Edmonton Oilers aren’t far away from announcing their rookie camp roster and soon after it’ll be the real one. And then? Music! Skates cutting ice, errant passes, goals from center ic—well, you get the idea. Who’s coming camping?

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Learning from the San Jose Sharks’ Power Play

It’s easy to think of a power play a little bit like a chess game. The players gain the zone through a carefully planned entry, setup and then create scoring chances through clever puck movement and intelligent positioning. The problem with the chess analogy is that it’s too slow, too static, too built on patiently…

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OILERSNATION COUNTDOWN: TOP 5 BLUNDERS

Another week has passed and that means it’s time for another Top 5 countdown. This week we take a look at the biggest blunders in Oilers history as voted by you fine citizens. The nominees were varied and this list has a little taste of everything, but that likely won’t appease some of you. Let…

Bargain Bin Shopping: Forwards Left on the Market

View image | gettyimages.com Remember when teams were happy to hand out massive contracts like Halloween candy during the NHL’s free agency period? That certainly hasn’t been the case this summer. In fact, this has been a terrible summer for free agents, as the lower-than-expected cap ceiling has resulted in teams being more conservative ever…

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The Roundup

Pavel Bure’s Legends Hockey League, Trevor Linden defends GM, is Babcock really better than Carlyle, Flames new arena, Sam Bennett at centre, McDavid and Hall get head start on season, free agency and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen

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NHL EQUIVALENCIES TIP OFF FALL, PREDICT WINTER

You don’t need a slide rule to know Connor McDavid arrives at his first NHL camp with a lot of traction and the tools to be an impact rookie. The question for Oilers fans may be ‘how many rookies should be considered based on previous performance?’ and NHL equivalencies suggest there are several.

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Condors Toughness

On a Saturday night in January things could get a little heated inside Rabobank Arena and not because it’s still 80 degrees at game time.