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With sky-high offensive potential, the future is bright for Evan Bouchard 

For years, the Edmonton Oilers lacked a quality puck-moving defender on the right side. That changed on June 22, 2018, the day Edmonton drafted Evan Bouchard at 10th overall. Drafted from the London Knights of the OHL, Bouchard’s offensive instincts, intelligence, puck-moving skills, and passing abilities were always commended by scouts. Bouchard played in Edmonton’s first…

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Taking A Step Forward

Last season was wildly successful for the Edmonton Oilers. Even though they fell short of making the Stanley Cup Final, they made the Western Conference Final for the first time since 2006 and that’s still a big positive in my books. Now, the team will look to build on that success in the 2022-23 season…

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Will Health Impact Who Ken Holland Trades?

It is often overlooked, mainly because it is so impossible to project, but health can be a major factor for team success. What if Victor Hedman didn’t get injured on March 30th, 2019, against Washington? He missed the final four regular season games, returned for the first two playoff games, but he was clearly injured…

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Bouchard Won’t Replace Barrie

The Edmonton Oilers have a salary cap crunch. Currently, they have 11 forwards, seven D-men and two goalies on the roster that add up to $74,926,000 in cap space. Add in $4,166,667 in dead cap space from Milan Lucic’s salary retention and buyouts for James Neal and Andrej Sekera, and add $896K for bonus overages…

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Jesse Puljujarvi is signed but now what?

Yesterday, the Oilers announced via their social media channels that the team had avoided arbitration with Jesse Puljujarvi and signed the winger to a one-year, $3 million contract. What happens from here? Your guess is as good as mine. After signing Puljujarvi for $3M per @FriedgeHNIC, #LetsGoOilers are $3.7M over cap with 20 Players (11F/7D/2G)…

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What’s left on Ken Holland’s checklist?

Oilers GM Ken Holland has been a busy man this summer. From bringing back key pieces like Evander Kane and Brett Kulak to improving the goaltending by signing Jack Campbell to a long-term deal, Holland has checked a lot of important boxes over the last two weeks. More recently, he even found common ground with…