Who is going to play up the middle?

Entering preseason, I think biggest decisions are 3rd line centre and 2nd & 3rd line RW. My hunch is that both RNH/Draisaitl start in top 6. — Jack Michaels (@EdmontonJack) September 26, 2016 Yesterday, Oilers play-by-play voice Jack Michaels put out an interesting thought looking at the Oilers roster makeup. Does it make sense?

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GDB -08 and -07: Alberta Double Dip

The Oilers and Flames will do preseason battle in Calgary and Edmonton tonight. Fans in Edmonton will get to experience the NHL hockey in the new rink for the first time, while Flames fans are anxiously waiting for GM Brad Treliving to announce he’s signed Johnny Gaudreau to a lengthy contract extension. Usually, in the first…

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Let’s Talk About the Mascot

#Oilers fans, meet Hunter: our first-ever mascot! ? pic.twitter.com/T1phDV73P3 — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) September 26, 2016 So a new mascot reveal happened today, and the reaction has been… well… split? Fortunately, I’m not afraid to tackle the hard-hitting news items like the unveiling of a new trigger mascot. 

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Monday Mailbag – What Do You Expect From Puljujarvi?

Happy Monday, fine citizens. Here is yet another edition of the Mailbag to help you kill a few minutes of company time, and give you an opportunity to learn something at the same time. As always, this feature is completely dependent on you guys and I need questions for next week. If you’ve got a question…

WEEKEND UPDATE!

We are underway in Europe, exhibition games start in the NHL tomorrow night (!!!) and regular-season action is in the books for junior leagues. What’s up with Edmonton’s prospects? Let’s have a look.

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How much should the Edmonton Oilers worry about the expansion draft?

One of the interesting arguments that came up last night in the context of the Jacob Trouba discussion was the expansion draft, with the suggestion being made that Darnell Nurse’s exemption from that draft would make it extremely difficult for the Edmonton Oilers to contemplate a trade involving one for the other. How great a…

WORDS AND MUSIC

<br> A lot of conversation today about Darnell Nurse, mostly in regard to possible trade options involving Jacob Trouba of the Winnipeg Jets. The lightning rod player? Darnell Nurse. It seems much of Oilers Nation is up in arms over the idea of not sending Nurse to Winnipeg immediately—even though we have no real evidence…

Jacob Trouba: Go For It

Embed from Getty Images We’ve had the night to consider the possibility that the Oilers should pursue Jacob Trouba and like most people, when I woke up it still sounded like a good idea. Here is a collection of my thoughts on the matter.

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TOP 100 OILERS: MARTIN GELINAS (50)

Embed from Getty Images He was a hotshot prospect drafted seventh overall by the Los Angeles Kings in 1988, but it turned out the only time he’d ever wear the team’s black and silver jersey was on draft day. A couple months later, he was told he’d been traded to the Edmonton Oilers for Wayne…

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Canada advances to final with commanding victory over Russia

Photo Credit: Kevin Souza/USA TODAY SPORTS Canada vs. Russia on a Saturday night. Can anything top that? Well, one could argue that a lot of things could in 2016. While the two giants comprised what used to be hockey’s greatest international rivalry, today’s game didn’t carry that vibe. In fact, it didn’t really carry much…

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Trouba trade: Can it work for Oilers?

Winnipeg Jets defender Jacob Trouba had asked for a trade. The 9th overall pick in the 2012 draft needs a contract, and now that he’s made his trade demands public the return might be lower. It depends on how desperate or patient the Jets will be.