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Mark Fraser: Your Voice Will Give Others Strength

Mark Fraser turns 34 in September. He was born in Ottawa in 1986. His mother, Ann, is white. His father, Hugh, is black. Mark has dealt with racism his entire life, but it didn’t stop him from following his dream to play in the NHL. He was drafted 84th overall in 2005 by the New…

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Hemsky Reflects on His Career

Ales Hemsky was drafted 13th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2001 NHL entry draft. He was an excellent pick. He finished his career with the fourth most points among 2001 first round picks trailing Jason Spezza, Ilya Kovalchuk and Mikko Koivu. In his prime, Hemsky was one of the rare NHL players who…

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Bettman talks NHL return to play, hub cities, and draft lottery

This afternoon, NHL commissioner, Gary Bettman, spoke about the NHL’s return to play strategy and what the league will look like if it can resume the season later this summer. While there are undoubtedly plenty of questions that will need to be answered in due time, Bettman spoke a little bit about what’s to come…

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Laraque Overcame Abusive Father to Reach Goals

Georges Laraque likes to have fun. He likes to sing on his radio show. He makes fun of himself and loves joking and chirping with his friends and hockey fans. He seemingly always has a smile on his face. But for many years, behind that larger-than-life smile was pain. Laraque was one of the most…

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Roloson, Stoll, and Moreau look back on the 2006 Stanley Cup run

Yesterday, the Edmonton Oilers hosted a conference call between Ethan Moreau, Jarret Stoll, and Dwayne Roloson where the trio discussed the miraculous run to the Stanley Cup Finals from back in 2006. For a diehard Oilers fan like myself, this conversation brought back so many memories from 2006 while also offering up some fantastic insight…

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Checking in on Oilers defensive prospect Philip Broberg

With another NHL Entry Draft fast approaching, I thought it would be a good idea to check in on Philip Broberg, last year’s 8th overall selection, to see how he’s progressed in his first post-draft season. Thankfully, Uffe Bodin from Hockey Sverige has watched him play over the last year and was ready to offer…

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Long Read: Ethan Bear’s Journey To The NHL

Ethan Bear was easily the most pleasant, and unexpected surprise for the Edmonton Oilers this season. Not only did he make the opening night roster, he flourished and became a top-four defenceman after Adam Larsson was injured on opening night.