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Trade Proposals

One of the greatest time honoured traditions in sports is sitting down with your friends and discussing trade proposals. I asked a few co-workers to come up with their trade proposals and present them here as well as today on my radio show on TSN 1260.

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Oilers Will Have to Trade Some Young D-men

The Edmonton Oilers’ pipeline of young defencemen looks very promising. They have drafted well to stock pile some solid prospects and current NHL defenders. Ethan Bear and Caleb Jones (2015 draft), Marcus Niemelainen and Vincent Desharnais (2016), Dmitri Samorukov and Phil Kemp (2017), Evan Bouchard and Michael Kesselring (2018) and Philip Broberg (2019). Not all…

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Scout’s Week

This week most NHL organizations will have their pro scout meetings. The amateur scouts have had zoom calls with draft-eligible players and will continue those all month preparing for the upcoming NHL draft on July 23rd and 24th, while the pro scouts will meet this week to discuss unrestricted targets as well as trade targets….

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A Look at the Shore Signing

Nothing like a depth signing to rile up Oilersnation. If this is foreshadowing how the off-season will unfold in Edmonton, then the next eight weeks will be a wild ride. And I can’t wait. Opinions on players, coaches, management, signings, trades and even anthem singers touch every possible spot across the sporting spectrum. The Devin…

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Tuesday Thoughts…

The line between winning “Parent of the Day”  or “Failed Parent of the Day” can be very thin. We just returned from a family trip to Canmore. We planned a few hikes, and on Saturday got an impromptu invitation from our neighbours, who happened to be in Canmore as well, to join them on a…

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Oilers Off-Season Scenarios

This is an important off-season for Ken Holland and the Edmonton Oilers. I can’t say it is the most important of his tenure, as we don’t know where the team will be in the coming years, but it is accurate to say this summer presents the most opportunity he has had since taking over. Holland…

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Oilers Need a Third Line Centre

We continue our series on specific positional needs for the Edmonton Oilers. Last week we looked at scoring left wingers. I kept the list short, but felt after publishing the article I should have include other players who would be good additions. So today we will expand the list of centres. Edmonton desperately needs a…

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Holland: Top Priority is Scoring Depth

Edmonton Oilers Gm Ken Holland had a lengthy one-hour press conference yesterday discussing his team. There are many areas to discuss, but I want to focus on what I see as the main priority for him this off-season: upgrading his scoring depth. There are other areas to tweak and improve, and we will look at…

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Playoffs Are Difficult and Unforgiving

The NHL playoffs are painful. They are heartless. They are unpredictable and carcasses of good teams have been left to rot on the path to the Stanley Cup. The Edmonton Oilers got swept by the Winnipeg Jets and now the focus turns to General Manager Ken Holland and what changes he makes to improve the…

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Game Notes Oilers @ Jets: Win One

The Edmonton Oilers are now in a must-win situation. It might be too late as they trail the Winnipeg Jets 3-0 in their opening round series after blowing a 4-1 lead in the third period and allowing three goals in 3:03. Edmonton had played excellent for the first 51:11 until Josh Archibald, who has been…