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WEEKEND UPDATE (BETTER LATE THAN NEVER)

The AHL season is winding down with playoffs now a real possibility. In the CHL, playoffs are underway and in Europe some teams have been eliminated and we can begin to discuss players in the system who might be signed to pro deals. Late, but finally here, this is the weekend update. BAKERSFIELD CONDORS LC…

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Who Are You: Benoit Pouliot

Jason Gregor had another installment of Who Are You on his TSN 1260 radio show last week. His guest was Benoit Pouliot. I enjoy these interviews, because Gregor gets them to talk about themselves and not hockey. We get an insight to who they are as people, not just players. It is obvious the players…

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Monday Mailbag – Let’s Talk David Desharnais

It’s mailbag time again and that means I’ve taken your questions, fired them off to our writers, and waited for the magic to happen. Can the answers in this week’s mailbag enrich your lives? We shall see, but I feel pretty confident in saying absolutely yes. As always, I need questions and if there’s something you’d like…

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Expansion Opportunities

Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee has let it be known that once he receives expansion protected and available lists, he is going to be open for business. A small window of opportunity exists and could mean we see all manner of transactions. Could one or more benefit the Oilers? Before the original expansion…

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Top 100 Oilers: Dave Hunter (25)

Dave Hunter could have and probably should have, started his NHL career as a member of the Montreal Canadiens, who selected him 17th overall in the 1978 amateur draft. He’d instead make his debut with the Edmonton Oilers after signing with an upstart outfit that included a skinny kid named Wayne Gretzky here in Alberta for…

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GDB 75.0: EDMONTON SKYLINE

We have reached a unique point in the season, in fact for Oilers fans it has been a decade since seeing this part of the skyline. Tonight at Rogers Place, two buddies will be chatting about how many times to play Laurent Brossoit, what the best matchup could be in the first round of the…

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Homegrown Goalie!

In Oilers history, drafting and developing goalies hasn’t been an easy square on the developmental bingo card. Andy Moog, Grant Fuhr, two decades to Devan Dubnyk, crickets. That’s almost 40 years of drafting and there have been a lot of misses along with the hits.

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Random Saturday Thoughts

Last week, I dove into the depths of hockey Internet to find some random stuff to talk about and a few of you asked me to do it again so here I am. This week, we’ll look at Gustavsson’s goal, a Gretzky throwback, nut shots, and anything else I could find that was worth talking…

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100 X 2?

Just as many of you have done in recent weeks, I was wondering out loud on Twitter Thursday evening after the Edmonton Oilers beat the Colorado Avalanche 7-4 in Denver if Connor McDavid might hit 100 points in his bid for the Art Ross Trophy as NHL scoring champion.

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The Capilano Rehab Injury Report – Missing Fingers

I’m going to be honest with all of you… there hasn’t been a lot to talk about lately regarding the Oilers injured players. This week I have another update for you on Tyler Benson, as well as some Tyler Pitlick and Andrew Ference chat. But MORE IMPORTANTLY, can we please talk about what happened to…