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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).

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LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES

I believe it was Momma Gump who said, "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get." Forrest’s mom must have had the Edmonton Oilers in mind when she coined that bit of wisdom.

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Big Decisions: Signing Ales Hemsky

There are those who believe that the Edmonton Oilers made a mistake when they re-signed pending unrestricted free agent Ales Hemsky to a two-year/$10 million contract extension just under one year ago. Those people are wrong. The Oilers made the right decision.

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FULL NELSON

For OKC coach Todd Nelson, this season must seem like a series of stanza’s, influenced heavily by the players flying in and out of town. It looks like the coach may finally have his horses.