Who is going to play up the middle?

Entering preseason, I think biggest decisions are 3rd line centre and 2nd & 3rd line RW. My hunch is that both RNH/Draisaitl start in top 6. — Jack Michaels (@EdmontonJack) September 26, 2016 Yesterday, Oilers play-by-play voice Jack Michaels put out an interesting thought looking at the Oilers roster makeup. Does it make sense?

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Oilers Announce Rookie Camp Rosters + World Cup Viewing

For those asking. Jesse Puljujarvi, who did not skate in the Oilers Summer Orientation Camp, will play at Penticton Youngstars Tournament — Bob Stauffer (@Bob_Stauffer) September 13, 2016 After being drafted fourth overall by the Oilers, in this springs’ NHL Entry Draft, Jesse Puljujarvi didn’t skate in the team’s summer orientation camp due to a…

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Oilers closing in on PTO with Kris Versteeg

Hearing Kris Versteeg is closing in on PTO with Edmonton. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) September 9, 2016 According to TSN insider, Darren Dreger, the Oilers are closing in on a professional tryout for veteran right-winger Kris Versteeg.

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What would you do with $2.5 million?

Embed from Getty Images This season, the Oilers enter the season with just over $8 million in salary cap space, with $5.475 million of that being held as a bonus cushion thus leaving Peter Chiarelli and co. with $2.486 million to work with. What would you do with two and a half mil?

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Oilers Set to Name a New Captain

Credit: Chris Austin – USA Today Sports Dating back to the Oilers inaugural season in 1972, and including Ryan Smyth’s one game as captain, the Oilers have had 18 captains in their franchise’s history. With training camp kicking off on September 22nd, the Oilers appear set to name the team’s 19th captain. 

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Oilers lose out on Barrie?

Tyson Barrie and COL sign a four-year deal with a $5.5M AAV — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 31, 2016 Here you have it folks, Barrie has resigned with the Avs. What does this mean for the Oilers now?

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From Russia without love

It’s the middle of summer, and news in the NHL is about as slow and uneventful as can be. None the less, small things are still happening like the Oilers loaning Bogdan Yakimov to the KHL. The Oilers have seemed to be unlucky with drafting Russians, so what’s the deal with that?

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Should the Oilers claim Jordan Schroeder?

Earlier today, it was announced that the Minnesota Wild placed right shot, right winger Jordan Schroeder, who is awaiting an arbitration hearing, on waivers. In a move that seems to be the Wild flexing their muscles, is there a chance for the Oilers to capitalize on a bottom six player?

Jason Smith: “Edmonton will always be close to me”

Embed from Getty Images After more than 1000 games in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers and Ottawa Senators, Jason Smith cemented himself as a true journeyman defenceman: A leader, a captain and one hell of a warrior. When his playing days ended in 2009 with the Ottawa Senators,…