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Rocky Thompson Changed the Conversation About Who He Was

In the mid-1990s, Rocky Thompson patrolled the blueline for the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League. He had long hair, crazy eyes, a short fuse and he would fight anyone. He could throw with both hands. On the ice, Thompson instilled fear in many players, but off the ice he was a scratch…

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Corey Graham: Another Step Closer

On June 29th, 2018, Corey Graham underwent a 10-hour procedure to remove a tumour in his back. It was inside his spinal cord. It ran up from the L3 to the T9. That is half of his back, almost eight inches long. Graham had been the voice of the Edmonton Oil Kings for eight seasons,…

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Taking a Closer Look at Carter Savoie

Heading into the 2020 Draft, arguably the biggest weakness in the Oilers prospect pool was their lack of scoring forwards. The organization clearly recognized this and for the first time in franchise history, used every single one of their draft picks to select a forward. Naturally, there has been a lot of talk about their…

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Holland talks NHL Draft and Free Agency

Over at NHL.com, Tim Campbell posted a quick interview with Edmonton Oilers GM, Ken Holland, that offers a glimpse into the week ahead, and what to expect from the veteran manager as we move towards the NHL Draft and free agency.

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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…