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Nation Network Prospect Profile: #55 Pierre-Olivier Joseph

After a run of forwards in the latter parts of the second round, we now turn our attention to the QMJHL. Pierre-Olivier Joseph, the younger brother of Tampa Bay prospect Mathieu Joseph, is an intriguing puck mover that has been ranked all over the place this year.

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How Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl Were Almost OHL Teammates

I recently found out that our All-Star duo of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl were just a CHL draft pick away from becoming teammates with the Erie Otters. Could this single pick back in 2012 have changed Draisaitl’s future and the outlook of the Edmonton Oilers? Take my hand, let’s take a trip down memory…

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Real Life Podcast Episode 28 – Josh Green

This week the boys talked to former Oiler Josh Green who has recently hung up the skates after a career that spanned 341 games in the NHL and took him all over the world and back in 20 years of professional hockey. They talked about the grind of working to get into the NHL and…

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #56 – Lukas Elvenes

I’m feeling a little bit of deja vu today, profiling Swedish prospect Lukas Elvenes after digging into Fabian Zetterlund yesterday. The two have similar statistical profiles, leading to similar projections, but as we’ll find out, they have some fundamental differences to the way they play the game. Elvenes has shown plenty of patience and creativity…

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Does Jan Rutta represent a change in the weather?

Weeks after being named (by Darren Dreger) as a player of interest for several NHL teams, Jan Rutta remains a mystery. Oh, I can tell you he is 6.03, had a good World Hockey Championships and scored very well for Chomutov (home of Petr Klima!) this past season. I can also tell you Chicago and…

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #58 – Fabian Zetterlund

Fabian Zetterlund is a Swedish sniper who’s quite young for his draft class and has improved a lot just over the course of this season. His shot is his calling card, and he gets it off a lot, boasting impressive shot rates in each of the SHL, SuperElit and international tournaments. Zetterlund was most recently on display…

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Is Eberle Really That Bad?

I’m fascinated how often the analysis of a player often focuses on what they can’t do, rather than what they are good at. If you were just new to Edmonton and had never watched an NHL game, you’d think Jordan Eberle is the worst player in the NHL based on many of the conversations and…

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This, That and the Other Thing

Drew Remenda’s takes on the Edmonton Oilers as an analyst for Sportsnet often don’t sit well with fans of the team – “often” might be understating, as a matter of fact – but there’s no disputing that he calls things as he sees them, even if there’s plenty of room to disagree.

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McLellan Talks Nugent-Hopkins

Yesterday, Todd McLellan joined Bob Stauffer on Oilers Now to speak about a few different things ranging from the playoffs to the anger that’s surrounding Jordan Eberle to the progression of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.