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WWYDW: Which old Oilers would you welcome back?

It’s going to be a busy summer, and we’re in the deep breath before the dive phase of it. Before things go too crazy, I thought it might be fun to use a What Would You Do Wednesday to look at old Oilers entering the NHL free agent market this summer, to see if any…

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Nine Burning Questions

As we enter into the procurement window for summer, there are a bunch of questions that are rolling around in my mind. I bet you have some, too.  Here are mine, feel free to offer opinion and add your own questions. Is the possible trade of Jordan Eberle connected to the signing of Spencer Foo?…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #9 – Cale Makar

There likely isn’t a more dynamic offensive defenceman in this year’s draft than Cale Makar of the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Brooks Bandits. In the 53 years of the AJHL’s history, only 83 players have ever heard their name called at the NHL draft. Only three of them walked the stage in the first round,…

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Edmonton Oilers Top 11 Fights From The 2016-17 Season

I think we can all agree that what we saw this past season was the new and improved Edmonton Oilers. They’re big, tough, and a force to be reckoned with. With the additions of Milan Lucic, Zack Kassian, and Pat Maroon, the Oilers have grown into the gritty Western Conference team that we all hoped…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #10 – Miro Heiskanen

Yes, that is no typo. We ranked Heiskanen 10th overall — although not every individual did not rank Heiskanen specifically at 10th overall. While Heiskanen has risen up the rankings, with the infamous U18 bump, we value him slightly less, relatively speaking. We do view Heiskanen, though, as one of the best defenders available this draft.

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Real Life Podcast Episode 31 – Tom Gilbert

The first half of the show this week was a bit off because this week’s guest got his wires crossed and Tom Gilbert didn’t join up until the second half. To stall for time, Wanye tried a bit where he pretended to be Tom Gilbert, but quickly realized that Gilbert was on the show so…

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Should the Oilers be interested in Dan Girardi?

Earlier today, the New York Rangers announced that they are going to buy out defenceman Dan Girardi’s contract. The rugged defensive defenceman had three more years left on a contract that was set to pay him $5.5 million annually. In buying out Girardi, the Rangers have saved some cap room over the next three years,…

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NHL Draft Scout Series: Sweden

Chugging along steadily with the NHL Draft Scout Series, we cross the pond to Sweden, factory of great defenceman and a seemingly ageless people (yes, I’m looking at you Henrik Lundqvist). To talk about the 2017 crop of Swedish prospects for the NHL Draft, we are joined by FutureConsiderations scout Chapin Landvogt after the jump.

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #11 – Martin Necas

One of the best prospects to come out of the Czech Extraliga in the last decade or so, Martin Necas has few (if any) weaknesses in his game. Necas is a future top six centre who excels at both goal scoring and playmaking, and is a particularly potent weapon on the power play. He has…