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RE-LIVE THE EDMONTON OILERS 2001-02 SEASON

**The second post in an ongoing series – Robin Brownlee re-lives the 2001-02 Oilers season ** The 2001-02 season really began in the summer with the trade of captain and leading scorer Doug Weight, who became yet another casualty of economics during a difficult era of tight budgets and cash calls for team ownership.

THE 24TH MAN (IR)

<br> Last season, Nikita Nikitin hit the IR early and often. As players age and their ability to play at a high level erodes, the wear and tear impacts more often and leaves those players on the sidelines with increasing frequency. A lot of talk these days about the Oilers having ‘too many defensemen’ but…

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Monday Mailbag – August 3rd

Is it really August already? At least that means we’re getting closer by the day to seeing our sweet Connor dawn an Oilers uni in real games. Until then you will have to settle for the mailbag. As always, I need your questions to make this segment work. If you have a question you’d like…

TEN YEARS AGO, ON A COLD DARK NIGHT

<br> Ten years ago today, Kevin Lowe traded for Chris Pronger. It set off a 12-month run in the city we’ve never really recovered from, but in those early hours after the deal, Edmonton erupted with fist pumps in celebration.

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RE-LIVE THE EDMONTON OILERS 2000-01 SEASON

**The first post in an ongoing series – Robin Brownlee re-lives the 2000-01 Oilers season ** Aside from Edmonton’s unlikely run to the 2006 Stanley Cup final, Craig MacTavish’s first year as head coach after moving up from assistant coach and taking over from Kevin Lowe was probably his most successful behind Edmonton’s bench.