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Zack Kassian: A Story of Redemption

Alcoholism is brutal. I’ve seen many loving, intelligent and strong people succumb to the disease. My uncle Mike was extremely generous. He loved his daughters. He loved music and he was always helping people who were down on their luck. He was also an alcoholic. He tried to quit many times. He would remain sober…

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Training Camp Battle: Right Wing and Jesse Puljujarvi

If we assume Leon Draisaitl plays about half of his games at right wing this coming season, that means there are 287 “man games” to distribute among the other starboard wingers in the coming year. The battle ahead will be a year-long process and by spring we should have a very good idea about Edmonton’s…

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Top 100 Oilers: Doug Weight (10)

Doug Weight was always one of the most honest and candid players I came across during all my years covering the Edmonton Oilers. That said, it’s not surprising that the future captain of the Oilers admitted after being acquired from the New York Rangers in March 1993 that, at the time, he probably couldn’t find…

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WWYDW: Which defenceman steps up in the absence of Andrej Sekera?

The Edmonton Oilers will start next season without veteran defenceman Andrej Sekera, thanks to an injury suffered in the team’s second-round playoff series against Anaheim. Sekera averaged 21:28 per game last season, the second-highest total on the team, and was leaned upon in all situations. He played critical minutes at even-strength, on the top penalty…

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Lazar Looking for an Opportunity

Curtis Lazar had a fantastic WHL career with the Edmonton Oil Kings. He went to the Memorial Cup as a rookie in 2012. In 2013, he lost in the WHL final to Portland, and in 2014 he returned to the Memorial Cup and won.  He scored 99-69-168 in three seasons with the Oil Kings and…

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Real Life Podcast Episode 39: The Three Amigos

It’s recommended by the International Podcast Association that after a giant show with epic guests, you take a breather and don’t go too crazy the next show* And so take a break from guests they did and instead the Boys got to talkin’ some unscripted sh*t. The boys got it going and discussed their Top…

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The Oilers are among the NHL’s ballers with ticket revenue

Vegas Golden Knights owner, Bill Foley, sat down with Forbes magazine to talk about his new team, the hockey landscape in Vegas and what it’s like to start a brand new team. What does that have to do with the Oilers? Foley talked about how they’re one of the top earning teams in the league in…

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Who did the pizza better?

We have to talk about the old-school Mike Grier hockey card that popped up on the Internet this week of him clearly holding a 10/10 pepperoni pizza. If you grew up in the 90s and collected hockey cards, you’ve probably already seen this one. I think it might be one of the greatest hockey cards of…

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Is There Room for One More College Free Agent?

Last spring and summer, Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli had a procurement problem. With Leon Draisaitl signed right after the 2014 draft, he was looking at crickets when it came to signing anyone else from the 2014 draft haul. One of the ways Chiarelli dealt with the problem came in signing college free agents. Drake…

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What is best way to evaluate NHL players?

Statistical evaluation of players has always been the cause for great debates. It is impossible to find one evaluation metric which would appease the entire hockey world. Wayne Gretzky (2857) has 943 more career points than the second highest scorer, Jaromir Jagr (1914), yet some people still believe there were better players. Hockey players, management,…