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SMOKIN’ ACES

The deeper we get into the playoffs, the greater the chance we see one of the extra players enter the postseason. Edmonton has been blessed so far this season, with very few major injuries obstructing progress. PART-TIME PLAYOFF OILERS Iiro Pakarinen 1gp, 0-0-0 Eric Gryba 1gp, 0-0-0 Pakarinen played one game in the SJS series…

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The Capilano Rehab Injury Report – Flu Season

I’m not going to lie to you guys… the Oilers are playing so good that I don’t even want to bring up the thought of injuries. That said, everyone has been talking about broken ankles, torn MCL’s and the flu all week so I might as well jump right in too.

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Teams Win In Playoffs Not Individuals

The 2017 Edmonton Oilers are yet another example of how good teams win in the playoffs, not individuals. Many great and even elite NHL players didn’t have much playoff team success. That doesn’t make them bad players, it means they were on bad teams. Jarome Iginla played 15 full seasons with the Calgary Flames. They…

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Larsson Plays The Hero

He was wearing number six in Oiler silks, but the player was almost unrecognizable. The name bar said Larsson, but the playing style said something else. And boy, was his game last night something else.

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Future Free Agents: Alexander Radulov

The narrative surrounding Alexander Radulov has completely flipped in the past year. When he was inked by the Montreal Canadiens to a one-year, $5.75 million deal on the first day of free agency last summer, not long after the team had pulled off a massively polarizing swap of P.K. Subban for Shea Weber, it was met…

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Throwback Thursday: This Week in Hockey History

We’re talkin’ playoffs big time this week! Of course, the teams with the richest history have the most throwback moments, so this week’s list is a little bit shorter. Here’s what the week of April 20-26 brought in hockey history: CanucksArmy April 26, 1994: Geoff Courtnall blasts an OT winner past Mike Vernon to force the…