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Caleb Jones: Opportunity Knocks

Last season, late in training camp, Edmonton Oilers head coach Dave Tippett skated up to Ethan Bear and uttered four words, “Knock, knock. Opportunity awaits.” Tippett said that after Joel Persson was injured late in preseason. Little did he know Bear would be called upon to the be the Oilers top-pair right defender one week…

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Oilers Prospect Update: NCA-Eh?

This week’s prospect update is light again as the camp rosters have been announced and all the players are in Edmonton, either playing or getting ready to play. In the world juniors, the elimination of Team Sweden means there is only Dylan Holloway remaining as a medal hopeful. It’s fascinating to see the Oilers prospect…

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Team Canada Game Day Preview: Semi-Finals vs Russia

Team Canada punched their ticket to the semi-finals with a win over the Czech Republic on Saturday night and now, they will have to pass their toughest test yet as they have a semi-final matchup against a Russian group that many considered the co-favourites to win the gold medal when the tournament began.

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Monday Mailbag – Thoughts on the Ethan Bear contract?

Happy New Year, Internet friends, and welcome to a fresh Mailbag where I’ve taken your questions about life, emailed them to our writers, and copied and pasted their answers right here on this very website. This week, we’re looking at Ethan Bear’s new contract, defensive makeup, Oilers prospects, and a whole lot more. If you’ve…