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Monday Mailbag – Is Koskinen the answer?

With another round of practice retirement in the books, we’re all back at work looking for ways to kill time until we can all go home again. As always, the Mailbag is here to not only help you get to quitting time a little bit faster but to also teach you a little something. Free,…

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Oilers Prospect Update: Bako Streak is Over

Huge congrats going out to Woodcroft and the entire baby Oilers squad for tying the 2nd longest AHL win streak ever. Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. We'll see ya tomorrow night #Condorstown pic.twitter.com/ZYzt4mU4th — Bakersfield Condors (@Condors) March 2, 2019 Otherwise, in the organization, the kids of the CHL continue to…

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Back In?

To borrow from Michael Corleone in the Godfather III: “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” So it goes these days, at least for me, as I watch the Edmonton Oilers in the stretch drive. It continued in a matinee at Nationwide Arena today with a 4-0 waxing of the…

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GDB 65.0 Wrap Up: Cannon Stays Silent, Oilers Win Second Straight

NOW THAT’S HOW YOU START YOUR SATURDAY! OILERS WIN! After beating a weak Ottawa Senators 4-2 on Wednesday night, the Oilers were back in action this morning taking on the Columbus Blue Jackets, a team that is pretty much the exact opposite of the Sens. While Ottawa sold off all their good players, the Jackets…

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WWYDW(FE): A hindsight look at the trade deadline

The trade deadline came and went and the Oilers stood pat. They made a couple of moves prior to the deadline, but the front office didn’t do anything on deadline day to help the team make a push for the playoffs or stockpile future assets.

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How can the Oilers create cap space?

The Oilers are up against the salary cap and near the bottom of the Western Conference. They have a handful of problem contracts and need to get better if they don’t want to waste Connor McDavid’s prime years. The Oilers’ cap situation isn’t good, but I think it gets exaggerated. Milan Lucic’s contract is the…