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Leon Draisaitl, Top German on the Ice and in Our Hearts

I don’t think I have to tell you guys how much I love Leon Draisaitl. I’m literally the guy that’s been trying to crowbar the Big Sexy nickname into the Nation’s vernacular since the day I found out just how big and sexy he is but that’s not why we’re here. Sexiness aside, Leon Draisaitl’s…

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That’s Hockey

Six goals, two fights, great passing, hard hits and some actual animosity. The first period of last night’s game between the Oilers and Bruins is how hockey should be played. Too often we get caught up in over analyzing the game and focusing only on mistakes, rather than remembering it is supposed to be entertainment….

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All Aboard (Again)!

Wasn’t it just, like, two games ago that the playoff bandwagon was upside down and on fire in the ditch after the Edmonton Oilers lost their third straight game in a 4-1 defeat to the Montreal Canadiens at Rogers Place? Sure it was. The line-up to get back on forms to the left today after…

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Now What?

The downside of losing Brandon Davidson for nothing (in the expansion draft) was losing him for nothing. That said, at least the transaction, evil as it would have been, would have completed the expansion price. The Oilers won’t lose Brandon Davidson in the expansion draft, but will lose a player (unless a trade can be…

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Top 100 Oilers: Kelly Buchberger (27)

When it comes to players who turned modest talent, the willingness to work harder than anybody else and do whatever it took into a career in the NHL, Kelly Buchberger set the bar higher than just about anybody I can think of. There is no other way to characterize Bucky, who played 1,182 regular season…

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Fixing a Hole

Peter Chiarelli did it last year, but can he do it again? Faced with a small return on the 2014 draft, Edmonton’s general manager chose to boldly go into the college free-agent market. The result was a handsome upgrade and a sharp turn from a negative to a positive. THE 2014 DRAFT I look forward…

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Future Free Agents: T.J. Oshie

There’s a reason the Washington Capitals went all in at the trade deadline earlier this month. With the acquisition of Kevin Shattenkirk, likely this year’s biggest rental prize available, the Caps immediately became Stanley Cup favourites — if they weren’t already. Why the urgency? This summer, their window to win with the current group they’ve…

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Monday Musings: Things can change quickly in a playoff race

The tension is rising in Oilersnation. The lyrics to Eminem’s Lose Yourself seem fitting. “Look, if you had, one shot, or one opportunity, To seize everything you ever wanted, in one moment Would you capture it, or just let it slip?” The Oilers have 14 games to ensure they don’t let their playoff spot slip…

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The Battle: Encore Please

For hockey fans under the age of 30, the Battle of Alberta between the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames is little more than folklore and ancient history. A bunch of grainy YouTube clips, notations in dusty record books and good-old-days nostalgia passed on by those who actually witnessed it.

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Oilers in on Aston-Reese

Set to turn 23 years old this August, Zach Aston-Reese has made a name for himself playing for Northeastern University. Over the course of his 145 game NCAA career, Aston-Reese has scored  goals and tallied 82 assists, for a total of 148 points. This past season, he scored 31 goals and 32 assists for 63…