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Wichita Thunder are back as ECHL affiliate

The Edmonton Oilers announced today that the Wichita Thunder will return next year as the organization’s ECHL affiliate. This will make the second consecutive year the Oilers will be affiliated with the Thunder. With the agreement the Thunder agree to have players who are under contract in the NHL with the Oilers, the AHL with…

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There’s a new lil Lucic

It’s the offseason, and sometimes the Oilers positive news stories are hard to come by. Today was not one of those days. Milan Lucic and his wife Brittany have a big announcement to make:

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Joel Persson will play in Sweden next year

The Edmonton Oilers officially announced that they’ve signed defenceman Joel Persson to a one-year contract. That said, he won’t be joining the team in North America next season. Instead, the Swedish defender will continue to play for the Växjö Lakers of the SHL.

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Novice Hockey Will Be Half Ice

Hockey Alberta announced there will be changes to Novice hockey for the upcoming season. Most of us don’t like change, but studies in hockey have proven half ice practices and games for young seven and eight year old players is beneficial. Starting this season all games and practices will be half ice. Here is an…

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Crowded Creases

If you head to NHL Numbers and scroll down to the bottom of the Oilers list of contracts, you’ll notice that the team has a lot of goalies under contract. Cam Talbot, Mikko Koskinen, and Al Montoya have NHL deals for next season while Laurent Brossoit is will become an unrestricted free agent. Below them,…