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The way I see it

After a decade of watching the Edmonton Oilers trying to fill countless holes and re-invent themselves every summer after yet another dismal season in which they missed the playoffs by a $5 cab ride, I’ve got no real concerns with what’s been a relatively low-event off-season.

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Mark Letestu is the world’s most interesting fourth-line centre

2016-17 Edmonton Oilers: No. 55 C Mark Letestu It’s perhaps easiest to think of Mark Letestu less as a hockey player and more as a combination of oddly useful specializations. There are a bunch of players scattered around the league that I’d take over Letestu on a random 5-on-5 shift. But an NHL game is…

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The NHL upset Connor McDavid and that makes us sad

Over at Sportsnet, Luke Fox posted a quick media scrum with Connor McDavid where he expressed his disappointment about being ineligible to play at the coming Olympics. Around these parts, we don’t take too kindly to people and things that make Connor unhappy. With Team Canada announcing their pre-Olympic rosters, another nail got hammered into…

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The Good and Bad of Summer 2017 (So Far): Central Division

This is one part of a four-part, division-by-division series looking at the moves made by each team this offseason and what they still have left to do before the season begins.  The Blackhawks went through another renaissance and brought back some familiar faces, the Predators added to one of the best young cores in the…

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WWYDW: Which pricey Oiler would you sacrifice for cap space?

The Edmonton Oilers have already started making salary cap sacrifices, and while they’re in good shape for this season it’s likely that they’ll have to make another move next year. In this week’s edition of What Would You Do Wednesday, we ask you which player should be first on the chopping block when the time…

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How Many?

Cam Talbot established a career high and led all NHL goaltenders with appearances by starting 73 regular season games with the Edmonton Oilers last season. Is Talbot capable of playing in 73 games with the Oilers again in 2017-18? Sure he is. That said, I’m not convinced that an encore would be the best option….

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Real Life Podcast Episode 37: Struds chirps McDavid

Wanye Gretz slid into the host chair this week. He’s been wanting to host for awhile so he ran the show, and surprisingly it didn’t go into the ditch. It did veer off to the shoulder a few times, but he was able to regain control. Struds and his wife were the emcees at Jordan…

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DAMMIT LEON

No matter what happens from here until the end of summer, Edmonton Oilers fans have had an enjoyable time since the end of the regular season. A series win over the San Jose Sharks and enough success against the Anaheim Ducks to dream of another chance at the division winners spring 2018. The summer activity…

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Reminder: Nation Night at the Prospects game is on Saturday

Back in May, I talked about doing a couple Nation Nights at the Edmonton Prospects games and we’re fast approaching the second date on that calendar. That said, who can be expected to remember something that I wrote back in May? Not even my parents care that much. On Saturday night, the Edmonton Prospects are…

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The Good and Bad of Summer 2017 (So Far): Pacific Division

This is one part of a four-part, division-by-division series looking at the moves made by each team this offseason and what they still have left to do before the season begins.  The Coyotes took a major step forward into actually contending, the Ducks navigated nicely through the expansion draft, the Flames continued their search for…