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Getting to know Edmonton Oilers prospect Stuart Skinner

“Definitely one of the best moments of my life,” said a smiling Stuart Skinner when I asked him about being selected 78th overall by his hometown team, the Edmonton Oilers. “It was pretty cool hearing my name and I was kind of shocked about it” added the 18-year-old puck stopper. “Once I put on that…

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GDB -6.0 Wrap-up: Pre-season streaking!

It’s never a bad day for an Oilers win! Despite the Jets playing almost all of their NHL regulars tonight, the Oilers kept their perfect preseason run going, improving to 3-0 with a 4-1 win on the road. The Oil came out of the gate sluggish and were outshot 11-4 in the opening frame. They…

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Oilers release 12 players following MacEwan/NAIT all-star game

Rookie camp came to a close last night as the Oilers dropped a 2-0 decision to the MacEwan/NAIT hybrid all star team (did we agree on what to call them)? Along with the end of the rookie camp came a set of roster moves. The team announced, almost immediately following the game, they’ve released 12…

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Oilers fall to NAIT/MacEwan All-Stars despite 49 shot effort

For years it’s been a tradition to have the Oilers rookies take on the University of Alberta Golden Bears. The two teams squared off 26 times since 1988 (a short hiatus between 2009-12) and this annual game often allows fans and media alike to get their first live looks at the future of the club.