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Keeping an eye on Seattle

This coming offseason is expected to be a busy one around Edmonton. Once a new GM is hired, expect the trade rumours around the team to really heat up. There’s no doubt that the organization’s goal is to be a playoff team next year and for that to happen they will likely have to be…

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Who could be in the Oilers’ bottom six?

The Oilers are heading into an offseason where it is clear that massive changes are needed. They need to add an impact forward, or two, into their top six and even if they can do that, they’re going to be relying on some breakout or bounce-back performances from certain players in their bottom six if…

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Oil Kings handle Hitmen with ease

For the first time since 2014, the Edmonton Oil Kings are off to the WHL’s Eastern Conference Final. That year, the team was led by the likes of Henrik Samuelsson, Griffin Reinhart, Curtis Lazar, Edgars Kulda, and Tristan Jarry, amongst others. That was a team who was built to win a title that season and…

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Looking back at my 5 things

On March 4th, with 17 games left in the season, I wrote a piece titled “5 Things to Watch”. The team was out of the playoff race and we had reached the point of the season where whether the Oilers won or lost was rather irrelevant and I wanted to have some reason to intently watch…

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What does the next GM have?

At some point over the next few months, Bob Nicholson will stand in front of a podium at Rogers Place and introduce a new General Manager. That person will be given the reins and tasked with building a contender around Connor McDavid. It’s a task that can be summarized in one sentence but as we…

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Should we expect Mikko Koskinen to improve?

As the season crawls to a close, Mikko Koskinen has become one of the biggest storyline surrounding the Oilers. When we hit the offseason things like trade targets and the search to build a front office before the draft will no doubt take over, but for now, the Oilers goaltending situation is a hot topic.

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Pulling Positives

Another Oilers season is coming to a close and it is another season that will not be looked back on very fondly by fans. The team failed to make the playoffs for the second straight season and we had to sit back and watch the organization waste away another year of Connor McDavid’s prime.

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Regardless of the return, trading RNH is insane and unnecessary

It seems like every offseason there comes a point where the topic of trading Ryan Nugent-Hopkins comes up and needs to be discussed. Those who think it’s a good idea often say things like this: “The Oilers have three good centres, they can afford to trade one.” “Think of the return you would get for…

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Oilers face a tough timeline

The recent comments by Bob Nicholson have thrust the Oilers back into the national media spotlight and deservedly so. I don’t think those comments were the worst thing in the world but given how incredibly incompetent the Oilers have been over the past decade, they don’t deserve the benefit of the doubt.