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What to do with Anton Slepyshev

After Anton Slepyshev stuck his foot in the door last season and kicked it open with three goals in the Oilers playoff run last spring, there was well-placed optimism for the Russian winger going into this year. It was equal parts reasonable expectations and an inherent need for the Oilers to find scoring down their…

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The 3 Players the Oilers should consider trading

We’ve talked a lot about what moves the Oilers shouldn’t make. I’ve even explored one trade possibility that they perhaps should be looking into consummating. But the one aspect of all these discussions that can make things go a little haywire is who or what the Oilers have regarding expendable assets.

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Should the Oilers try to acquire Ian Cole?

Speaking in a phone interview with Montreal’s TSN 690 radio station yesterday, Pierre LeBrun said of Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli that “he’s working the phones like crazy.” “I talked to a GM today who said no one is busier and as active as Peter Chiarelli.”

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Let’s Talk About Chris Kreider

In all the wreckage left from Hockey Night in Canada’s most recent Headlines segment and everything that’s followed, I feel like we’ve missed an interesting sidebar to the conversation. And that seems more than fair given everything we have caught.

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What Should the Oilers do With Kailer Yamamoto?

Kailer Yamamoto hasn’t suited up for the Oilers since their overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday. That’s three healthy scratches in the Oilers’ first ten games, and it seems increasingly likely with each trip to the press box that this tour of duty might be nearing its end.

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Darnell Nurse Has Arrived

This platform has spared not a drop of digital ink musing on the future of Darnell Nurse. When we last checked in on the most likely outcome of Nurse’s career, it was none other than Jonathan Willis who pegged him as a future three or four on the Oilers blue line.

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Healthy, Motivated Ethan Bear Keen to Make the Edmonton Oilers

A veteran of a combined 314 regular season and playoff games over parts of five seasons with the WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds, Bear has seen more than your average 20-year-old. He might be young, but one thing Bear isn’t short on is experience. ICYMI: #Oilers prospect Ethan Bear was named WHL Defenceman of the Year and…

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Dmitri Samorukov Overcoming the Difficulties of a North American Transition

When Dmitri Samorukov joined the OHL’s Guelph Storm after going second overall in the CHL Import Draft, that billing came with lofty expectations that only added to the overwhelming challenges that already accompany leaving your country at 17-years-old to play hockey halfway across the globe. Just take into account some of the obstacles that lay…