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Oil Kings Summer Recap

As expected it was a busy summer for GM Kirt Hill and the Edmonton Oil Kings. Coming off a rather improbable run to the WHL’s Eastern Conference Championship, the team lost a lot of key contributors over the last few months.

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Three ways I would change the NHL

Yesterday, Jason Gregor wrote a great piece on the idea of the NHL changing the draft age to 19. I really like that idea and it’s one of those topics that gets brought up almost every offseason. I honestly believe it’s only a matter of time until the league decides to make that change. While…

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Edmonton Oilers 2019/20 Points OVER/UNDER Odds Analysis

by OddsShark (@OddsShark) – Sponsored Post Having the best player in the NHL on your team should make you a playoff contender every season. While the Edmonton Oilers made it to the postseason in Connor McDavid’s first full year, they have missed out each of the past two and hope to return this season despite…

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Nation Real Life Episode 132: The Movie Episode

Since it’s the dog days of summer and there isn’t anything interesting happening around the Oilers, the boys decided to talk about movies on this week’s podcast. Of course, that lasted roughly one segment before they got sidetracked by tales of their old restaurant, the fact that Jalen Ramsey showed up to Jaguars training camp…

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The Comfort Zone

Maybe I’m nit-picking with not much new happening during the dog days of the NHL off-season, but something Edmonton Oilers’ goaltender Mikko Koskinen said during a telephone interview from Finland this week stuck with me because what he said clashed with what I saw last season.

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Ten way too early predictions

It’s the end of July, time to stop reviewing last year and looking forward to next year. IT’S PREDICTION SEASON. For your enjoyment, here are ten way too early predictions for the Oilers 2019-2020 season.

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Can James Neal rebound in Edmonton?

The Oilers acquired James Neal for Milan Lucic and a conditional third-round draft pick a little over a week ago. The big coup is (mostly) getting out from Lucic’s albatross contract, but Neal has also been a solid scoring winger for a decade before falling off last season in Calgary. Did the Oilers acquire a…

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The NHL Should Change the NHL Entry Draft

“We fear the unknown because we can’t anticipate the outcome,” Anonymous. Human beings are very leery of change. A study actually showed that uncertainty is even more stressful than knowing something bad is definitely going to happen. So I understand why the NHL is hesitant to make the draft age one year older. However, there…

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Monday Mailbag – Who won the Lucic for Neal trade?

Hello, hello! Welcome, my friends, to another edition of the mailbag where I’ve taken your questions and turned them into a little bit of free learnin’ on a Monday morning. This week, we look at the question that everyone seems to be asking about: who won the Milan Lucic for James Neal trade? If you…

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Mr. Holland’s Summer

It hasn’t been a mind blowing off-season for Ken Holland but it has been an important one as he attempts to get the Edmonton Oilers on track.

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The First Ring

Having written the Top 100 Edmonton Oilers of all-time series a couple of years ago, I take great interest in any debate about the pecking order of players who’ve worn Oilers’ silks. There was some of that just last week, when CTV reporter Nahreman Issa tweeted that she considered Ales Hemsky “one of the greatest…