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A MONSTER INTERVIEW WITH TOM RENNEY

  On Friday the Oilers finalized their coaching staff with a name few expected or had even heard of; Ralph Krueger. I was perplexed and had the opportunity to sit down with Tom Renney and find out why Krueger? We also got to chatting about Gilbert Brule, Andrew Cogliano and other things.

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Standing Out in the Crowd

For the 09-10 Edmonton Oilers, life (as they knew it) is over. Buyouts, trades, declining to make offers to rfa’s, the troops will look much different come fall. Fans are on board with the rebuild and will be watching the future closely beginning with training camp. The important new names? Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Magnus Pääjärvi and Chris…

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Are We There Yet?

Andrew Cogliano’s final 21 games of the 09-10 season look much better than the rest of his year. In March and April, he went 21gp, 5-10-15 +3 and saw his shooting percentage improve to 13.5 (his career shooting percentage entering this past season was almost 17%). Previous to that, he looked pretty much lost (61gp,…

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C13-II SEARCHING FOR CAPTAIN POWER

We need good ice hockey here in the OilersNation. We have been kicked around, beaten down, walked out on, refused to be signed with and forced to watch injured players to beat the band. It’s time for a change of pace and a return to respectability. The path to anywhere but here will be navigated…

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The Calder

The Edmonton Oilers are extremely likely to have a strong rookie-of-the-year candidate in 2010-11. They have three outstanding prospects (Magnus Pääjärvi, Jordan Eberle, Chipper Jones) and enough job openings to make one believe anything is possible.

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THE HUNT FOR C13

With the departure of Captain Ethan Moreau to the Columbus Blue Jackets, it is time once again to dust off an old argument that has laid dormant for the past few weeks as we all fawned over the 2010 Entry Draft. Once hypothetical, it is now of the utmost importance for any Oiler fan drawing…

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Update: Brownlee Wiki & Do you see what I see, edition X

The Oilers continue to beef up their blueline, have yet to land a bottom six forward, just signed Steve MacIntyre and are willing to give Sheldon Souray away for nothing. The Oilers re-signed Jason Strudwick to a one-year deal, and they also signed D-man, Richard Petiot to a one-year deal. Petiot played in Rockford last year,…

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UPDATED: Moreau Claimed, O’Sullivan Traded

Tomorrow the free agent frenzy begins, and once again we will see some GMs lose their marbles and overpay a first liner, a 4th D-man or even a 3rd line plugger with the hopes that player will put his team over the top.

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Around the League – Playoff Edition – Wk 7

The most entertaining playoffs in recent memory wrapped up last night with the Chicago Blackhawks ending the longest active Stanley Cup drought with an exciting 4-3 OT victory. Now that the Hawks hoisted the Cup for the first time in 49 years, teams will undoubtedly try to mirror what the Hawks did to succeed. But…

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A NEW TWIST ON AN OLD SCANDAL

  Ah summertime and the livin be so e-a-s-y. With temperatures soaring high into the 30s and many park-visiting sun-bathing Edmontonians even higher than that, it is officially becoming the dog days of summer. During the season we wouldn’t see a point in backing up Gregor’s highlarious LeBron James video with anything else basketball related….