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Big name hunting

  I said it before and I’ll say it again—Kevin Lowe’s focus at the 2008 Entry Draft in Ottawa Friday will be on making a trade for an established first-line forward, not on moving up from 22nd in selection order.

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Some perspective

Did somebody fart or is the burning in my nostrils the stench of the long-lost package of Limburger cheese that was the Edmonton Oilers 1990 NHL Entry Draft?

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Let’s make a deal

It’s far more likely Edmonton Oilers GM Kevin Lowe will make a trade for a significant roster player at the 2008 Entry Draft than it is he’ll swing a deal to move up from 22nd in selection order.

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Bucky comes home

Jeff Truitt is in as head coach of the Springfield Falcons and that means it will be made official shortly that Kelly Buchberger is joining the Edmonton Oilers as an assistant coach.

Cheers for Fernando

Fernando Pisani’s courageous comeback from a career-threatening bout of ulcerative colitis has made the Edmonton Oilers forward a finalist for the 2008 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.

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Brotherly love, baby

When it comes to Edmonton Oilers fans who still give a rat’s patoot about who sips from the Stanley Cup, I don’t know if there’s a sizeable contingent pulling for the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Pot and the Kettle

Being a man of principle, Edmonton Oilers boss Kevin Lowe made it clear this week he doesn’t hold former player agent Mike Gillis, now the GM of the Vancouver Canucks, in high regard.

Kids in contention

If you think youth or inexperience will keep Sam Gagner and Andrew Cogliano out of the running for a roster spot with Team Canada for the World Championships in Quebec City and Halifax, think again.