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‘Twas the night before Free Agent Frenzy…

‘Twas the night before Free Agency Frenzy, when all through the league, every creature was stirring including in lieu of overfatigue, the contracts were near done by the GM’s with care, in hopes that their fans think they’d be fair.

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Report: Oilers one of five teams in on Brian Boyle

As Edmonton Oilers general manager works the phone looking for options to fill holes across the roster, a report surfaced Friday C Brian Boyle is one Oilers brass has reached out to. The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun broke the news, tweeting “Boyle camp I believe has heard from 5-6 teams and Edmonton is indeed one of…

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Edmonton Oilers draft Russian goalie Ilya Konovalov 85th overall

The Edmonton Oilers used their third-round selection, 85th overall, to select Russian goaltender Ilya Konovalov. Konovalov, a six-foot, 194 lb. native of Yaroslavl, Russia, played last season with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in the KHL — the team Craig MacTavish was recently named head coach of.

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Edmonton Oilers select D Philip Broberg 8th overall

The Edmonton Oilers have selected defenceman Philip Broberg with the 8th overall pick in Friday night’s NHL Entry Draft. The six-foot, three-inch, 203 lb. left-shot rearguard played for AIK in Swedish Allsvenskan league last season, scoring nine points in 41 games.

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Remembering Humboldt

I will not forget the Humboldt Broncos. Nor will you. Nor will the millions of Canadians across this country. Because what happened 365 days ago has been seared into the memory of every Canadian and many more around the world.

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GDB 62.0 Wrap Up: Leon Draisaitl — so hot right now

It’s no surprise that Leon Draisaitl is an elite NHL forward. With his two-goal performance enroute to a loss for the McDavid-less Oilers against the Nashville Predators, Draisaitl is now pacing for 50 goals in only his fifth NHL season. The 50 goal mark is one that hasn’t been seen in Edmonton in decades —…