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Oilers were going to trade up to get Evan Bouchard

Now that another edition of the NHL Entry Draft is in the book, we’re starting to hear some stories trickling out about moves that almost happened, and one of those stories involves the Oilers and how they were actually looking to trade up in the order just to get their hands on Evan Bouchard before…

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UFA Profile: Mitigating the Tobias Rieder mistake

It’s no secret that the Oilers have had a rough time developing impact NHL players outside of the first round over the past decade. Since 2007 when Edmonton’s rebuild began, Tobias Rieder leads all Oilers drafted players in NHL games played by those who were drafted outside the first round. Unfortunately, none of those games were…

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Oilers and Flames will play rookie game in Red Deer

Over the past few years we’ve watched the Oilers take part in the Penticton Young Stars Tournament in British Columbia. This year, the Oilers and Flames have pulled out of the classic and will instead play their own exhibition game in Red Deer on Sept. 12.

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Would NHL Free Agency Consider a Major Change?

NHL free agency is usually focused on long-term deals, most of which become overpayments in the latter years of the contract. It is very rare an elite player actually signs as a free agent with another club, but this year John Tavares is at least going through the “courting” phase. He will be meeting teams…

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Evan Bouchard: Patience

Hands up all Edmonton Oilers’ fans who’ve already mentally penciled London Knights’ grad Evan Bouchard into coach Todd McLellan’s line-up somewhere for the 2018-19 NHL season – if only to get an idea of what the blueline might look like. Actually, it might be easier to count those who haven’t. That’s understandable.

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Monday Mailbag – How did the Oilers do at the NHL Draft?

Welcome, friends, to another edition of the Monday Mailbag where we answer all of your Oilers related questions and give you a few minutes of time killing distraction from whatever you have going on. With another NHL Draft in the books, there’s plenty to talk about as the Oilers had a very good weekend in…