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Tracers: 1980 Summer

In the spring of 1980, Edmonton Oilers fans were basking in the glow of the team’s first NHL season. Watching the town team march into Maple Leaf Gardens and winning in a romp was fantastic, I well remember the absolute glee it brought me. Oilers fans most enjoyed watching opposition teams experience the shock and…

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Countdown to Season: Question #3 and Klefbom

Oscar Klefbom played the most minutes of any Oilers skater in 2016/2017. He had a career year in every aspect. He was healthy for an entire season for the first time in his career, dressing in all 82 games. He set career highs in goals, assists and points, scoring 12-26-38, and did it all while…

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The Oilers reportedly had interest in Shane Doan

Shane Doan, the 21-year NHL veteran and leader in virtually every major statistical category in Phoenix/Arizona Coyotes franchise history, announced his retirement yesterday. Set to turn 41 in October, Doan announced that he would be moving on from the Coyotes earlier this summer when the organization parted ways with long-time head coach Dave Tippett. According…

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Some Quick Comparables For Russell Post-Thirty

I’ve had a nice quiet summer. I got to do a little travelling around Europe and spent many weekend days cooking large pieces of meat with fire. Everything was wonderful and then my good friend Baggedmilk decides to remind me that Kris Russell is probably going to be the Oilers’ number 3 defender until Christmas…

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Top 100: 96 down and four to go

So, here we are today with four names remaining on the Top 100 Edmonton Oilers of all-time list. It’s a project we started more than two years ago (Aug. 12, 2015) and that’s seen us run four profiles per month since the series began. It’s been a fun project and one, I hope, that’s generated…