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WEEKEND UPDATE!

There was an offensive explosion by the Bakersfield Condors this week, and several prospects took part in the action. Will we see any of these prospects in Edmonton after the trade deadline?

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ROSTER CRUNCH?

Griffin Reinhart played his best game as an Oiler before the break, but it may be difficult for the Oilers to recall the young defender. Why? Waiver pickup and some interesting names coming off IR.

Reminder: Jordan Eberle Is Pretty Good

Embed from Getty Images Oiler trade rumours are always all over the place in terms of who is going and why, but there has been a common thread during this rebuild: whichever Oiler is rumoured to be traded will almost certainly be portrayed as a slug. Now it’s Jordan Eberle’s turn. I have to admit…

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Iiro Pakarinen has earned his job in Edmonton

Iiro Pakarinen took an unconventional route to the NHL, but it certainly appears that he has arrived. The 24-year-old Finnish right wing is in his second season with the Edmonton Oilers’ organization and when his entry-level deal ends this summer it’s a very good bet that he’ll be invited back.

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JOSH WINQUIST AND TYLER PITLICK, IMPRESSIVE JANUARY CONDORS

Don’t ask me why, but every season when the calendar turns to January, minor league prospects seem to sort themselves out. The arrows for some Bakersfield Condors have been going in a very good direction since January 1, and for others it is another year without a spike.

DID SOMEONE SAY BOLD?

Friedman: I do believe we are getting closer to day #Oilers makes move w/ one of its young Fs for a D. I’d rank them 1. Eberle/ 2. RNH — Chris Nichols (@NicholsOnHockey) January 29, 2016 The Peter Chiarelli Fix-It Shop has been making slow and measured additions through the season, with Zack Kassian being…

What if the Oilers had drafted Ristolainen instead of Nurse?

When it came time for the Edmonton Oilers to make the seventh overall selection at the 2013 NHL Draft, they had an impressive array of choices. Winger Valeri Nichushkin, a 6’4” scoring Russian, would have added size up front. Bo Horvat was the kind of responsible two-way centre every team needs. And then there were…

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TOP 100 OILERS: ANDREW COGLIANO (81)

You would need most of your fingers and toes to count the questionable and downright dim moves the management of the Edmonton Oilers has made during the last decade, and the way I see it (with the benefit of hindsight), the trading away of Andrew Cogliano counts as one of them.

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The Mid-Season Report Card by Print Machine

With the all-star break halting all things Oilers I decided to change things up with this week’s report card. This week, we’re going to take a look at the reasons why the 2015-16 season hasn’t been going as well as we would have hoped. Although there are many reasons that the Oilers find themselves at…

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The Roundup

LeafsNation is now TankNation, Wideman runs over ref in Calgary, Barkov’s contract impact on Sean Monahan, a Horvat for Douin trade possible in Vancouver, Ken Holland shouldn’t have a phone at the trade deadline, Jets look to sign Byfuglien and not Ladd, Nail Yakupov positive possession in Edmonton, a look around the NHL at the break,…

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SLOW TRAIN COMING

Sometimes the draft feels like a newer memory than Connor McDavid in an NHL game. The young man is in Bakersfield working toward a return date that we hope is February 2, 2016. Will he play that night?

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Your Trade Ideas Could Mean Free NationGear

If there’s one thing the Nation is good at it’s coming up with trade ideas that would help the Oilers climb out of the depths of hell that we’ve been living in for the past decade. Today, I present you with a chance to table your ideas and maybe even win some NationGear for your troubles.