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Monday Mailbag – How worried are you about Mike Smith?

Happy Monday, Nation! As per tradition, I’ve got a brand new Mailbag set and ready to help you get your week started and also to make sense of everything that’s going on with our beloved Edmonton Oilers. This week, we’re talking about the Evander Kane rumours, trading first round picks, Mike Smith, and more. If…

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Oilersnation Non-Power Rankings: Week 14

Hello Nation Citizens! How’s everyone doing today after that horrible third period against the Ottawa Senators? The good news is that we can only go up from here … at least I sure hope so! The one positive that came out of that game is depth scoring. However, if I’m being honest, after a performance…

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Questions for Quinn: Watching Games with Cap’n Rod

(Why yes that is a reference to the not-so-cult-classic Captain Ron movie!) What is it like watching games with your dad (Rod Phillips) now? I’ll start by saying it’s something I am finally used to now. When he was calling the games, he missed some games due to nose bleeds. The team went on the…

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Off the Top of My Head

Between Mike Smith’s creaky, old bones and Mikko Koskinen’s penchant for buckling as his workload in the blue paint grows, now would seem to be as good a time as any for hometown boy Stuart Skinner to prove he’s ready to take over the goal crease with the Edmonton Oilers.

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What assets should the Edmonton Oilers be willing to give up at the trade deadline?

This past Tuesday, Oilers General Manager Ken Holland held a press conference, which caused quite a lot of debate and discussion. He offered several interesting answers and statements regarding Edmonton’s play thus far, and what he expects to do moving forward. “I understand Connor’s twenty-five and Leon’s twenty-six, and would I trade something if it’s…

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Oilers Prospect Report: Give Cooper Marody a chance

It’s been a relatively quiet week around the Oilers prospect world.   One piece of big news was that Carter Savoie was nominated for the Hobey Baker award. It’s fair to say he earned that nomination with 12 goals and 22 points in 16 games for the University of Denver this year.  Savoie and the rest…