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Back to the Future?

As the Oilers get set to open up rookie camp it’s time to take a look at seven prospects who could surprise and start the season in Edmonton. One thing we need to take into consideration is that all of these kids will need to maintain their focus on the ice and not get distracted…

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Pacific Preview: Don’t expect the Golden Knights to crash and burn

This is one part of a multi-part series profiling the teams of the Pacific Division from an Oilers perspective.  The Vegas Golden Knights had the season in 2017-18 that everyone thought the Oilers were going to have. The Oilers were supposed to be contenders and the Golden Knights were supposed to be junk, but that…

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What About. . ?

So, the long weekend is over and the kids went back to school today after summer holidays, which means training camp is fast-approaching for the Edmonton Oilers. Not a moment too soon, if you ask me. Several Oilers, including Connor McDavid, are already back in town and took an informal twirl on the ice today.

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Edmonton Oilers announce third jersey for 2018-19 season

This morning on Twitter, the Oilers revealed their third jerseys for the upcoming season and, much to my personal delight, they decided to go back to the royal blue and orange colour scheme that we’ve known and loved for a long time. According to the tweets, these 40th Anniversary Jerseys will only be worn four…

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In Depth on Cam Talbot

The Oilers inability to keep pucks out of their net was one of the biggest reasons for their collapse last season. There are plenty of people within the organization who need bounce-back seasons in 2018-19, and Cam Talbot is right at the top of that list. His last two seasons in orange and blue have…

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Monday Mailbag – Who is feeling more pressure: Chiarelli or McLellan?

Whether you’re killing time in your Connor McDavid PJs or the man made you come into work today because they’re evil and mean, this week’s mailbag is here to help you get through a little part of your Monday. Regardless of whether you’re killing company time, or killing time until it’s socially acceptable to drink –…

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On the Cheap

Making some good small bets after losing your shirt on a bunch of bad big ones doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to break even, but it damn sure beats the alternative. I got a sobering taste of that back in the 1970’s when I brought more money than brains with me in my first trip…

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Year in Review: JJ Khaira made the most of his opportunity

This is one part of a player-by-player Year in Review series we’ll be doing over the next couple months as we look back on the 2017-18 Edmonton Oilers season.  2017-18 Edmonton Oilers No. 16: Jujhar Khaira  GP: 69 – G: 11, A: 10, PTS: 21 I think it’s fair to say that not a lot…

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The Pending UFAs

As we all eagerly await the end of this current off-season and the return of NHL hockey, I decided to take a look ahead to next summer and what’s in store for the Edmonton Oilers. Earlier this week, I looked at the pending RFAs that Peter Chiarelli will have to take care of and today…