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The Oilers and Jets could make good trade partners

Earlier today, Bob McKenzie dropped a bombshell, stating that Dustin Byfuglien was taking an absence from the Winnipeg Jets in order to contemplate his future in the league. As discussed over at JetsNation, the Jets are giving the veteran defenceman time and space while he decides whether he still has what it takes to play…

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There won’t be a lockout for at least another three seasons

As NHL fans, we know all too well that there’s always the looming threat of a lockout around the corner. Today, we got some good news on that front. According to Chris Johnston, the NHL Players’ Association has decided not to opt-out of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, ensuring there won’t be a work stoppage…

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WWYDW(SE): The Defencemen

The Oilers took to the ice on Friday to officially begin training camp. On Monday, they’ll play their first game of the pre-season against the Winnipeg Jets. Hockey is officially back. Last week, I took a look at the group of forwards who will be competing for roster spots and playing time on the Oilers…

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WWYDW(SE): The Forwards

The days are getting shorter, the leaves are changing colour, and there are actual, tangible Oilers-related conversations to be had. Hockey season is right around the corner. With training camp and pre-season games getting started soon, I’m going to be taking a look at what roster the Oilers will be rolling with into the regular…

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Connor McDavid took to the ice at today’s informal skate

A major anxiety for Oilers fans as the team heads into training camp is the health of Connor McDavid. After injuring himself in the final game of the 2018-19 season, it isn’t guaranteed that the Oilers’ captain will be ready to start the season. That would certainly put the team behind the eight-ball in what’ll…

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Four things need to go right for the Oilers to sneak into the playoffs

After two incredibly disappointing years on the outside looking in, there’s a sense of urgency for the Oilers to make the playoffs. Fans have grown restless and are responding with their wallets and key players on the team are looking frustrated. There’s an overwhelming desire for playoff hockey in Edmonton. I don’t have to tell…

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Darnell Nurse is in line for a big payday next summer

A year ago, Darnell Nurse’s contract was the hot topic of conversation. The former seventh-overall pick’s entry-level deal had expired, and while he had shown many positive flashes, Nurse had yet to establish himself as a top-pairing defenceman at the NHL level.

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WWYDW(SE): Finding a diamond in the rough

One of the nicest bright spots for the Oilers last season was the surprising breakout of Alex Chiasson. Peter Chiarelli backed himself into a corner with horrendous salary cap management but was able to find a diamond in the rough in Chiasson, who, on a league-minimum salary, exploded for a career-high 22 goals in 2018-19.

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WWYDW(SE): Third Line Centre

The Derick Brassard era in Edmonton was short-lived. Former Oiler Georges Laraque came on Twitter and said the Oilers had inked the veteran centre to a one-year deal, but it was a false alarm and he ended up signing with the New York Islanders instead.