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NHLE SUMMER 2013: RED HOT RAJALA

  Since 2010, the Edmonton Oilers have been graduating exceptional offensive talents to the NHL. Gabriel Desjardins’ NHLE has been a guide for those seasons, and has predicted future performance accurately. And not only Hall and Nuge and Yak, but also Eberle and Paajarvi and Omark too. The equivalency has a new favorite, young Finn…

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Trade for Corey Potter!

It’s a rough time to be Corey Potter. The Edmonton Oilers have six other defencemen on one-way contracts, and three other guys on two-way deals who will (Justin Schultz), will likely (Anton Belov) and might (Oscar Klefbom) make the team out of training camp. But there is good news. While the writing may be on…

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ONE-ON-ONE WITH MACTAVISH

Yesterday Craig MacTavish came on my radio show to discuss his thoughts on free agency, Sam Gagner, Ryan Jones, goaltending, a desire to find heavier players and more.

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IT WON’T BE LONG

As we approach draft day and what is certainly looking to be a very busy time for the Oilers, it’s important to be aware of all (ALL) available items for trade. Edmonton has a lot of assets.

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LAST ONE OUT, TURN OFF THE LIGHTS

If GM Craig MacTavish makes good on the suggestion he’s looking to move Shawn Horcoff and Ales Hemsky, Ryan Smyth, assuming he’s still around when next season begins, will be the lone player remaining from the playoff run that took the Edmonton Oilers to Game 7 of the 2006 Stanley Cup final.

QUICK SCOUTING REPORT ON BELOV

It is hard to find a lot of information on the newest member of the Edmonton Oilers, Anton Belov, but this video shows he knows how to score. Belov turns 27 in July, stands 6’4" and weighs 215 pounds. He’s played in Russia his entire life. He played his first four years of pro hockey…

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THE GRADUATES!

Another year, another astonishing rookie crop. Since 2010, the Edmonton Oilers have added exceptional young talents to their roster and watched them play major roles on the young team. This year promised to be very good, and it did not disappoint in terms of quality rookies.

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GOOD ARROWS FROM OKC (NHLE)

The Oklahoma City Barons regular season is over, and there’s a summer’s worth of interesting things to ponder. We begin by looking through the offensive numbers with Desjardins NHL equivalencies. (photos of Toni Rajala and Kristians Pelss courtesy Rob Ferguson. All rights reserved).