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Oil Kings Clean House

In two separate press releases, the Edmonton Oil Kings announced some major shakeups to both their hockey ops department and coaching staff. General Manager Randy Hansch will not return to the team next year but will stay with the team until July 1st and assist with the process of finding a new management team. He…

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Nation Talks: Vegas or Washington?

In an effort to have you welcome us into your lives and minds more, we bring you another in our continuing series of Nation Talks. A ten-minute, round (rectangle?!?!)-table discussion about the topics of the moment, things on our minds and just about anything else we can possibly talk about. What’s happening in the NHL…

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The worst first-round picks in Oilers history

Here’s a shocker — The Edmonton Oilers, like every professional sports franchise on the planet, have really screwed up some draft picks. The 1990’s and early 2000’s really was the heyday of incompetent drafting in Edmonton with several first-round selections playing just a handful of games for the Oilers, while some didn’t even dress for…

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Steve Bluett: The Ultimate Hockey Statistician

Steve Bluett was a volunteer statistician for 34 years. He did stats for over 2,200 games in the Alberta Junior Hockey League and the Western Hockey League. He started in 1983 helping out the Sherwood Park Crusaders. Bluett retired from the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL in March of 2017. His goal was to…

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Connor McDavid’s Stanley Cup prediction: “I don’t care”

Over the past few days, Connor McDavid kicked off his summer vacation with a tour around Europe with his girlfriend. As we speak, Connor’s checking out the French Open, probably grabbing a drink in the sun, and watching some tennis — nothing wrong with that. Vacation aside, Connor McDavid knows that people want a piece…

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Looking back at the 7-15th picks from the 2013 NHL Draft

Today, we jump in our time machine and take a trip back to the 2013 NHL Draft to have a look at the players that were selected in the 7-15 range. As you likely remember, Darnell Nurse was the Oilers’ pick at number seven that year and will lead off today’s countdown. Will adding another…

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Monday Mailbag – Thoughts on the new coaching staff

Welcome, my friends, to another edition of the Monday Mailbag, where we take your questions about the Oilers, or life in general, and dish out some fresh wisdom for you as you start your week. This week, we’re talking a lot about the new Oilers coaches and what they bring to the table, and also…