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It’s All About the Money Money Money

I got a first look at the new Oilers jerseys complete with corporate ads. #CREAM #oilers ??? A photo posted by baggedmilk (@himynameisbaggedmilk) on Aug 19, 2015 at 12:43pm PDT We learned last week that the NHL is going to debut advertisements on the jersey’s during the World Cup tournament as a “test run.” The way I see it,…

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #29 Tyler Benson

Embed from Getty Images Tyler Benson entered the season as someone who could hear his name called in the Top 15 of the 2016 NHL Entry draft, but injuries derailed his season before it even began.  Now the former first overall WHL bantam pick finds himself falling in draft rankings simply because there are too many…

RE-LIVE THE EDMONTON OILERS 1997-98 SEASON

Embed from Getty Images As quickly as the Edmonton Oilers had raised the expectations of fans with a return to the playoffs and a first-round upset of the highly favoured Dallas Stars in the spring of 1997, they stuck a pin in that balloon at the start of the 1997-98 season by getting off to…

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UPDATING THAT CRAZY TRADE

This is Anton Slepyshev. He was part of an unusual set of trades at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. GM at the time Craig MacTavish took the advice of his scouting department and traded down—twice—in order to add selections. I found it interesting at the time, and decided to follow it every season for five…