WHO IN THE WORLD IS TROY STECHER?

UND’s Troy Stecher could be a college free agent this spring (this is his junior year). A RH defender who can run a power play (his NHL Equivalency is 23 points), Stecher would be a nice fit for Edmonton despite lack of size (he is 5.10, 190). Hmm. A right-handed, undersized puck-moving defender from college?…

Marty!

Embed from Getty Images A familiar name is being mentioned a lot right now in Toronto. A lot of the same arguments Oiler fans have seen before are being chewed through by fans, media, and likely the hockey staff of the Leafs, just as they were here. Martin Marincin is an interesting player whom the Oilers jettisoned…

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WWYDW: Free Agent Decisions

The Edmonton Oilers are, to nobody’s great surprise, playing in games at this point which are likely to be all-but-meaningless in the long term. There’s a chance for the coaches to try some things, for players to make one last case for major-league employment, and for a face-saving run which would improve the record, but…

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Adam Pardy’s Audition

When Adam Pardy was claimed off waivers from the Edmonton Oilers at the trade deadline, it reflected more than a desire to add a warm body for the remainder of the year. Rather, the Oilers wanted to give the pending free agent an audition with an eye toward adding him to next season’s roster. If…

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Capilano Rehab Centre Injury Report – March 15, 2016

One would think that there would be a time during the year where guys would just stop getting injured. There’s no science behind this, just a general thought. How in the world is it possible for so many people from one team to get injured in such a small period of time? The season is…

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THIS, THAT AND THE OTHER THING

There’s an idiom dating all the way back to the 1500s that goes, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.” I’ve thought of it more than once during this decade of ineptitude and frustration that today has the Edmonton Oilers on the way to missing the playoffs for the 10th consecutive season.

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GDB 72.0: HOME ICE ADVANTAGE – Looking for offence

The Oilers haven’t scored a goal at home in 123:03. Brandon Davidson scored at 16:57 of the third period versus the New York Islanders — the Oilers’ final shot of that game — and since he raised his arms the Oilers have fired 75 shots on net without scoring. Mike Smith blanked the Oilers 4-0 on…

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The North By NorthGretz – Battle of Blogberta

This week the boys are joined by Flamesnation super-blogger Mike Fail! Mike tells us just what exactly has gone wrong with the Flames this year, what he expects for next year and he espouses his love for Taylor Hall! Next we talk about the Nurse suspension and Chris plays a game of rapid fire before…

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Monday Mailbag – What’s the deal with Adam Clendening?

The weekend is over, you’re back at work, and you need a way to kill some time. With that, I introduce another edition of the Mailbag. The mailbag only works because of you guys, and that means I need questions. If you have something you’d like to ask our panel of mental wizards you can email it…

WEEKEND UPDATE

The #Oilers have signed fwd Jere Sallinen to a one-year ELC. pic.twitter.com/j1iCEfQsmZ — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) March 13, 2016 The Edmonton Oilers signed Finnish winger Jere Sallinen to an unusual one-year entry-level contract today, signalling the official beginning of procurement season. How did Sallinen do in the KHL this season? Let’s have a look.