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WWYDW: What if McDavid wants to go to the Olympics?

If the NHL decides to skip the 2018 Olympics, individual team owners could face difficult decisions if star players on their respective clubs request permission to participate independent of the league. In this week’s What Would You Do Wednesday we consider the situation from Edmonton’s perspective. Specifically, how should the Oilers handle matters if Connor…

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BIG OPPORTUNITY

Word came down this afternoon that Anton Slepyshev replaces Matt Hendricks in the lineup for the Oilers (Source: Jack Michaels). Initial reaction from Oilers fans? Mixed. Matt Hendricks is regarded as being a rugged veteran who can help bring the 4line a reliable winger. Slepyshev brings size, speed and some skill to the job. What…

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Puljujarvi Speaks, Baggedmilk Analyzes

Jesse Puljujarvi spoke to a Finnish publication about his first professional season in North America, the bumps he’s faced along the way, and what he needs to improve on. Let’s break it down.

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Ten Thoughts

The Oilers have ten games remaining and there is still a lot to play for, most notably home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Edmonton is going to the dance. There is no need to worry about it. So, let’s focus on the next ten games.

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Real Life Podcast Episode 19: Jarret Stoll

The Oilers will be back in the playoffs for the first time since 2006. Oilersnation has never experienced the playoffs. The site was born in 2007 and since then every reader has been waiting and waiting, and waiting for the postseason. It will finally arrive on April 12th or 13th, depending on who and where…

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Scrutinizing The Lineup

The season is winding down. The Oilers continue to trend towards the playoffs for the first time in a very, very long time. What will this team’s lineup look like when they get to the post-season? Are we getting a preview of the kinds of decisions that McLellan is going to make now in the…

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Future Free Agents: Michael Del Zotto

Michael Del Zotto? In New York, he was known as DelZaster. After last season, his second year in Philadelphia, it seemed he had resurrected his career and was going to be a key piece of the Flyers blue line moving forward. But thanks to a poor season that began with a long term injured reserve…

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Why not Mark Fayne?

Mark Fayne could be forgiven for wondering what it would take for him to find his way back into the Edmonton Oilers’ lineup. He has been very good in the AHL. His internal competition has been less good of late in the NHL. The first time Fayne was waived, those factors were cited as reasons…

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Let’s Talk Offsides

For decades the offside call was nothing more than a minor rule in the game. It played only a small part until the speed of the game increased so much making it harder and harder for linesmen to make the correct calls. The NHL saw an increase in missed offside and therefore implemented a coaches challenge…

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Monday Mailbag – Milan Lucic’s Leadership

Another Monday is upon us and that means it’s time to learn again! Well, either that or argue with us depending on whether or not you agree with the answers held within this here mailbag. If you’d like to join in the fun and ask a question, email it to me at [email protected] or hit me up on…

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Aapeli Rasanan and the Longer Road to the NHL

Late last month, Edmonton Oilers draft pick Aapeli Rasanen announced his commitment to play at Boston College in 2017-18. Assuming he spends a full four seasons at the university level, which means he won’t be entering the Oilers minor-league development system until 2021-22. In my view, that’s likely a good thing. Proud and honored to…