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Oilers Roster with Salary Cap Considerations

It is important to consider all the details of the salary cap when projecting who will be on the Edmonton Oilers roster. With Oscar Klefbom starting the season on Long-Term Injury Reserve (LTIR), the Oilers will essentially have a salary cap of $85.6m, but because they are starting in LTIR, we could see some interesting…

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Pacific Division Preview: Anaheim Ducks

The Pacific division will be different this year than in previous seasons. The Seattle Kraken are new in the division while the Arizona Coyotes moved to the Central division and for the first time in NHL history there will be eight teams in all four divisions. Over the next few weeks I will look at…

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Oilers Fans Should Prepare to be Vaccinated

A source confirmed to me the Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) will likely announce that fans attending games this season will need to be fully vaccinated. The OEG has been working on a strategy of how it will implement proof of vaccination and once that is established, expect the announcement.

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Off the Top of My Head

Trade Pool Party? Yes? No? Maybe so? I came across an item Friday contemplating that question. Should Edmonton Oilers’ GM Ken Holland consider trading Jesse Puljujarvi now because his value is relatively high? Channeling Dustin Nielson and Baggedmilk, I said, “pardon?” Snap. Lose it. That item is here. An excerpt: “If Holland believes Puljujarvi is…

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Jibber-Jabber

I’m equal parts amused and surprised by some of the reaction I’ve seen to the Oilers Entertainment Group attaching health and safety requirements – proof of COVID vaccinations or a negative COVID test — to attending Edmonton Oilers games at Rogers Place. 

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The Mix

With 60 candles to blow out on the birthday cake Wednesday, Edmonton Oilers’ coach Dave Tippett has been around more than long enough to know the value of having experienced veterans in his dressing room and in his line-up. Sure, the old coach likes old players. Thanks for the news flash, Captain Obvious.