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76 Down and 25 to Go

So, what if Connor McDavid wins the NHL scoring title, finishes with 100 points, claims the Hart Trophy as MVP and leads the Edmonton Oilers, say, two rounds deep in the 2017 playoffs? Or, if all that’s too optimistic, what if McDavid accomplishes two or three of the above? Those aren’t questions I even contemplated…

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Monday Musings: Pacific Playoff Races

The San Jose Sharks have lost six straight and seven of their last ten. The Anaheim Ducks are 8-1-1 in their last ten, the Calgary Flames are 7-3 and the Edmonton Oilers are 6-3-1. The Sharks losing skid has made it a four-team race in the Pacific Division. Each team has seven games remaining and the…

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Who Are You: Benoit Pouliot

Jason Gregor had another installment of Who Are You on his TSN 1260 radio show last week. His guest was Benoit Pouliot. I enjoy these interviews, because Gregor gets them to talk about themselves and not hockey. We get an insight to who they are as people, not just players. It is obvious the players…

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Monday Mailbag – Let’s Talk David Desharnais

It’s mailbag time again and that means I’ve taken your questions, fired them off to our writers, and waited for the magic to happen. Can the answers in this week’s mailbag enrich your lives? We shall see, but I feel pretty confident in saying absolutely yes. As always, I need questions and if there’s something you’d like…

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Expansion Opportunities

Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee has let it be known that once he receives expansion protected and available lists, he is going to be open for business. A small window of opportunity exists and could mean we see all manner of transactions. Could one or more benefit the Oilers? Before the original expansion…

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Top 100 Oilers: Dave Hunter (25)

Dave Hunter could have and probably should have, started his NHL career as a member of the Montreal Canadiens, who selected him 17th overall in the 1978 amateur draft. He’d instead make his debut with the Edmonton Oilers after signing with an upstart outfit that included a skinny kid named Wayne Gretzky here in Alberta for…

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Homegrown Goalie!

In Oilers history, drafting and developing goalies hasn’t been an easy square on the developmental bingo card. Andy Moog, Grant Fuhr, two decades to Devan Dubnyk, crickets. That’s almost 40 years of drafting and there have been a lot of misses along with the hits.

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Random Saturday Thoughts

Last week, I dove into the depths of hockey Internet to find some random stuff to talk about and a few of you asked me to do it again so here I am. This week, we’ll look at Gustavsson’s goal, a Gretzky throwback, nut shots, and anything else I could find that was worth talking…

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100 X 2?

Just as many of you have done in recent weeks, I was wondering out loud on Twitter Thursday evening after the Edmonton Oilers beat the Colorado Avalanche 7-4 in Denver if Connor McDavid might hit 100 points in his bid for the Art Ross Trophy as NHL scoring champion.

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Talbot or Brossoit?

We all know Cam Talbot is the Oilers starter. There is no controversy or questioning who is the starter. I’m talking only about Saturday’s game versus Colorado. Will Todd McLellan start Talbot or Brossoit?

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2017 Consolidated Draft Rankings: March

I skipped over last month, what with the NHL trade deadline and all, but we are now just three months away from the NHL Entry Draft, and plenty of services have dropped new rankings on us, so it’s a fine time to take a look at how the first round is shaping up. Of course…