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SAMORUKOV: A Rare Breed

Dmitri Samorukov is a rare breed for the Edmonton Oilers. He’s a player drafted outside of the top two rounds that appears to be skyrocketing towards the National Hockey League.

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Monday Mailbag – Is Ken Holland the right man?

Welcome, welcome, welcome, friends, to another edition of the Monday mailbag. Once again, it’s that special time of the week where I’ve taken the questions you’ve sent me over the last seven days and fired them off to our writers to get all the answers and wisdom that you’ve always been looking for. This week,…

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Oilers Prospect Update: Condors survive, Samorukov thrives

The Condors staved off elimination Saturday night with a huge 45 save 2-1 win from Stuart Skinner in his first AHL playoffs start. The Condors now down 3-2 in the series have their next game Wednesday. Dmitri Samorukov and his Guelph Storm have continued to shock the masses after going down 2-0 in the series…

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The Best of Ken Holland in Detroit

Ken Holland is the new President of Hockey Operations and general manager of the Edmonton Oilers. Holland was with the Detroit Red Wings since 1985 and assumed the GM role in 1997. Holland’s wealth of experience in the NHL should help predict what he might do in Edmonton. I’m only including moves in the salary-cap…

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Sorting out the Oilers’ logjam on the blueline

While the Oilers have a clear need on their blueline, a puck-mover who can produce offence from the point, the team does boast a tremendous amount of defensive depth. As it stands, the team has a clear top-six with regular NHLers and a wealth of talented prospects in Bakersfield pushing for NHL gigs.

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Trade Targets Part One: The Rebuilders

Now that the Oilers have a General Manager in place, I am ready to go all in on talking about some potential trades. There’s no doubt that Ken Holland needs to bring in some fresh faces and with the Oilers lack of cap space, the trade route appears to be a likely route. I think…

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WWYDW(FE): The Other Goalie

For better or worse, the Oilers starting goalie next year will be Mikko Koskinen. The Oilers, as we know, made the puzzling choice to ink him to a three-year deal worth $4.5 million annually despite the fact he hasn’t proved he can be the main guy on a playoff-calibre team.

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The Nation Roundup May 10

Holland needs to back up the talk; what if New Jersey wants Quinn Hughes; where can the Leafs dump their contracts; a Datsyuk return to Detroit would be bad; Sedins contemplate return to hockey; and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Sumo Jerky.

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What Happened to Corey Graham?

Edmonton Oil Kings fans first heard the play-by-play voice of Corey Graham in the fall of 2010. Since then he’s called 576 regular season games, 78 playoff tilts including Western Hockey League Championships in 2012 and 2014 and nine Memorial Cup games capped off with a Memorial Cup title in 2014.