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Trade Darnell Nurse for Mitch Marner?

Before we begin, let’s be clear: This is not a rumour. It was a suggestion mentioned by Nick Kypreos in Toronto yesterday. He mentioned the Oilers need a scoring winger and Mitch Marner might be a fit. There is no doubt the Oilers could use some offence right now. He said it would take Darnell…

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Right Wing Candidates

Right wing is the biggest area of concern for the Edmonton Oilers. Todd McLellan was running a centre in Leon Draisaitl and a 19-year old Kailer Yamamoto as his top-two right wingers for much of the season, showing just how dire the situation is. With Yamamoto sent back to junior hockey Monday, McLellan will have…

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The way I see it

Edmonton Oilers’ coach Todd McLellan started the trio of Mark Letestu, Zack Kassian and Iiro Pakarinen to open the third period against the Detroit Red Wings at Rogers Place Sunday afternoon because they’d been his best line in the first 40 minutes of a must-win game. It that’s not a problem, I don’t know what…

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Monday Mailbag – What’s wrong with the power play?

Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve reached that magical time of the week when we answer all of the Oilers questions that have been rolling around in your brains over the last week. As always, I’ve taken five of your questions and sent them off to our panel of writers to give you a free dose of their worldly…

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Deserve’s got nothing to do with it

I have a lot of time for Kailer Yamamoto. He earned the right to play for the Oilers in October with his performance in September. After training camp, he was no worse than the second best right winger for the Oilers. Today, that may still be the case but the best thing for Edmonton is…

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TOP 10 UNSUNG HEROES: Sergei Samsonov (8)

The unlikely 2006 playoff run that landed the Edmonton Oilers in the Stanley Cup final against the Carolina Hurricanes produced so many memorable moments it’s difficult to pick out one or two. Likewise, so many players on that edition of the Oilers turned in epic performances. The names we know – Chris Pronger, Ryan Smyth,…

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Fights Friday: Volume over quality

Hello out there, I’m on the air, it’s Hockey Fights today. This is a weekly feature where we will take a look back at the best tilts of the week that was, a fond look back at the fights that were, and a strong finger wag at the worst fight of the week. Week four…

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Where will the goals come from?

We’re 11 games into the 2017-18 season and the Edmonton Oilers are 3-7-1. Things haven’t gone the way fans had hoped. The Oilers went into the season touted as Stanley Cup contenders, but currently sit 31st in goals for, four behind 30th place Carolina. They need to score more goals, but where are they going…

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WATCH: Jesse Puljujärvi scored his first goal of the season (AHL)

The Bakersfield Condors defeated the Manitoba Moose last night by a score of 5-2. Manitoba went up 2-0, but Bakersfield battled back with five unanswered goals to take the victory. Why am I talking about this? Because top prospect Jesse Puljujärvi buried his first goal of the AHL season mid-way through the third period in what…

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Real Life Podcast Episode 49: Yukon Jack

This week things took an unexpected turn as Yukon Jack of 100.3 the Bear in Edmonton fame swung by the studio to do a two part podcast with local scamp Wanye von Gretz, DDS. The duo started out talking about the deal for the 13th website in the Nation Network – allwrestling.com. Long time Wrestling fanatic,…