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Thursday Thoughts: Line Combos

We are two weeks away from training camps. Medicals will occur on September 22nd, and every NHL team will hit the ice on Friday, September 23rd. Preseason action will begin on the 25th with Columbus and St.Louis playing two split squad games, and the Oilers, along with 18 other teams, get going on Monday the…

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Meet Matt Benning

Embed from Getty Images In late August the Oilers signed free agent defenceman Matt Benning. The 22-year-old rearguard grew up in St. Albert and was a diehard Oilers fan. His father, Brian, played 616 NHL regular season and playoff games including a short stint with the Oilers. The younger Benning was originally drafted 175th overall…

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TOP 100 OILERS: MIKE COMRIE (51)

Embed from Getty Images Mike Comrie’s time with the Edmonton Oilers seemed scripted like one of those feel-good flicks where the local boy comes home and makes good. While it started out that way midway through the 2000-01 NHL season, it played out with more plot twists than a soap opera — complete with heroes,…

LAST SPOT ON THE MAGIC BUS (AGAIN)

A year ago, we were talking about the one open spot among the Oilers top two lines: 2RW. Today, on the eve of training camp, 2RW stands as the unsolved mystery inside the top 6F.