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Should the Oilers sign Ilya Kovalchuk?

Ilya Kovalchuk scored 43 points in 81 games over two seasons with Los Angeles. That’s a respectable total. Not for the $6.25 million the Kings were paying Kovalchuk, but that’s no longer the problem for other teams with Kovalchuk on waivers for contract termination purposes.

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At Random: The Long Game

When news the New Jersey Devils were getting ready to pull the trigger on a trade for pending UFA Taylor Hall reached a pitch in the last couple days with the Edmonton Oilers riding a four-game winless streak at the same time, it’s no surprise a vocal minority wanted GM Ken Holland to get something…

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Your First NHL Goal: A Community Celebrates

Beaumont, Alberta, is located 15 minutes south east of Edmonton. Beaumont, which is French for beautiful hill, was given its name in 1895 as part of a petition to get a post office. Twenty-four years later, the historic and picturesque Catholic Church, St. Vital, was built at the top of the hill, and today the…

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The Oilers should explore acquiring Sven Baertschi

Sven Baertschi cleared waivers on Monday. Baertschi clearing isn’t surprising. The 27-year old winger has a $3.366-million cap hit, another year on his contract after this one, and injuries held him to just 26 games last year. Baertschi has two points in six games with Vancouver this season, with most of the season spent with…