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Random Thoughts: Stuart Skinner, Jersey Ads, and working out to Shakira

Can you believe that it’s already been a week since the last edition of Random Thoughts? Of course, I’m talking about MY version of Random Thoughts and not the knockoff version Gregor posted yesterday. *wink* Can you believe you’ve survived this long without my weekly dose of brain boogers to ponder and digest? STUART SKINNER…

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Random Thoughts: McDavid and Draisaitl at New Levels?

Edmonton Oilers training camp doesn’t begin until Thursday, September 22nd, yet many veterans have been in Edmonton skating together since the start of September. Today, Connor McDavid, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Zach Hyman joined the group that already consisted of Leon Draisaitl, Jack Campbell and others. Arriving in town early — in some cases, two full…

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Remembering Ben

Many players gathered for the Edmonton Oilers Players Charity Championship Golf Tournament at the Glendale Golf and Country Club Thursday in support of the Kids with Cancer Society. It’s no surprise that Ben Stelter, who passed away at age six Aug. 9 from brain cancer, remains front and centre in the minds of many.

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Call to the Hall

Having taken part in the debate about the formation of a hall of fame or ring of honor specific to the Edmonton Oilers for members of the organization who haven’t been inducted into the HHOF, today’s announcement that it’s a done deal is good news and long overdue. 

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Ryan Murray: Better Late Than Never

Going into the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, I never liked the idea of the Edmonton Oilers using their first pick on Nail Yakupov, but I don’t own the team. I wasn’t sold on them spending their third straight first overall pick on Ryan Murray either.

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Ten Tuesday Questions…

We are 10 days away from the unofficial start of another Edmonton Oilers season. For the first time since 2017, the Oilers rookies will participate in the Young Stars Classic tournament in Penticton on September 16th-19th, and they will play one game against prospects from the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets. The rookies…