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Early Returns

The Edmonton Oilers returned home from their first road trip of the season with six of a possible eight points and an overall record of five wins and one loss. You’ll take it.

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Prediction Time

If you want to be the guy who starts dropping I-told-you-sos in February then you better damn well be the guy who lays it all out there in October. The best part about predictions is that not many people actually remember the ones that don’t come to fruition. It’s kind of a win-win situation with…

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Five Things to Ponder

Things are about to get real. The next time the Edmonton Oilers take the ice for game action it will be for live fire, no more messing around. While I would describe this training camp and pre-season as a positive one there are still a number of question marks heading into the season.

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Tomas Jurco’s Road to Edmonton

Ken Holland was a busy man in the off-season and one of his moves that flew under the radar at the time was the signing of Tomas Jurco. The Edmonton Oilers GM didn’t wait too long to get Jurco’s name on a 1-year deal worth 750k, Jurco signed around 11:00 in the morning on July…

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THE GREAT, GOOD, BAD & UGLY: Pre-Season Edition

As we get set for the Edmonton Oilers to wrap up the pre-season it as good as time as any to recap what we’ve seen so far. For the most part, I think we can say it’s been a pretty good camp for the Oilers as a few Holland’s off-season acquisitions have come in and…

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The Battle on the Blue

The battle for spots on the Edmonton Oilers back end is shaping up to be one of the most interesting in camp. In a perfect world, GM Ken Holland would have acquired a legit top four right shot d-man in the off-season that could at least act as a stop-gap until Evan Bouchard is ready…

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The Cutting Room Floor

Late last week Tyler Benson, Cooper Marody and Caleb Jones headlined the Edmonton Oilers’ first round of significant cuts. The three names I mentioned above surprised a few, but as you will see below you really shouldn’t be disappointed in any way. Here’s a look at expectations for the players sent down to Bakersfield last…

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Targets in Tampa

The Tampa Bay Lightning have emerged as one of the teams in the mix for Jesse Puljujarvi, who scored in his Champions League debut with Kalpa on Friday.

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TEN TIDBITS: Jesse Puljujarvi Edition

Another chapter was added to the story of Jesse Puljujarvi on Tuesday when the 4th overall pick in the 2016 NHL draft signed a one-year deal with Karpat in the SM-Liiga. The deal Puljujarvi signed will allow him to return to the NHL prior to December 1st if a trade is made or the player…

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Lucky Number Six

There will be no shortage of open roster spots for the Oilers when they take the ice for training camp next month. One of the juiciest spots available will be on the left-wing alongside Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Earlier in the summer, Dave Tippett talked about playing McDavid with Draisaitl and Nuge with newcomer James Neal which…