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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 —…

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Oilers stand pat on deadline day, team sets groundwork for future deals

On a day where the Edmonton Oilers could’ve moved assets like Zack Kassian, Alex Chiasson, Alex Petrovic and Matt Benning, just to name a few, the team opted to instead stand pat. Interim GM Keith Gretzky made it clear during his post-deadline press conference that the team did, however, set groundwork for moves down the…

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Caggiula ‘more comfortable’ in Chicago after trade

Former Edmonton Oiler Drake Caggiula says he has found himself ‘more comfortable’ with the Chicago Blackhawks after a two and a half season stint with the Oilers. Former Oilers website reporter Chris Westcott, now with the Blackhawks in a similar role, chatted with Caggiula following a practice Thursday. “I feel a lot more comfortable right…

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Oilers trade Caggiula, Garrison to Blackhawks

Early Sunday, the Oilers made a splash acquiring Alex Petrovic in exchange for Chris Wideman and a 2019 3rd round pick. Postmedia’s Jim Matheson and Sportsnet’s Mark Spector tweeted shorly thereafter the team likely wasn’t done, and now it appears the Oilers are looking at a deal with the Chicago Blackhawks.

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GDB 37.0 Wrap Up: The Christmas fog falls the Oilers in 4-2 loss

When I woke up this morning and dragged myself to the office, it was clear the post-Christmas fog was real. Not even a double-shot espresso, or any of the million other caffeine drinks could clear the fog I felt. Apparently, I was not alone. The post-Christmas fog was real for the Edmonton Oilers Thursday night,…