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Free Agency 2017: The Market For Goaltenders

Free Agent Frenzy is almost upon us. We’ve gone through an Expansion Draft, the Entry Draft, and on Saturday, the annual tradition of throwing a bunch of money at players will begin. Over the next few days, I’m going to dive into the unrestricted free agent market and map out who’s available and who’s going…

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The Era of Squeee is Over

With news that Jordan Eberle was traded to the New York Islanders today for Ryan Strome a chapter of the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club book has officially closed. The era of Squee is over.

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Future Free Agents: Ryan Miller

When the Vancouver Canucks signed Ryan Miller back in July 2014, it was surely a move that was expected to make the club competitive. But things didn’t work out that way. Miller was solid for the Canucks, save for an injury-riddled 2014-15 season, but the team only made one playoff appearance during his three years…

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Since the Oilers last played a playoff game…

The world is a completely different place since last time the City of Edmonton got to watch playoff hockey. It’s been a long time. A really, really long time. How long, you ask? Let me walk you through it.

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WWYDW: Should Ryan Nugent-Hopkins be in the Oilers’ long-term plans?

It wasn’t all that long ago that Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was regarded in many quarters as the Oilers’ most important building block, the first-line centre the team’s rebuild would hinge on. With the arrival of Connor McDavid and the emergence of Leon Draisaitl, however, the idea of trading RNH has a certain currency among segments of…

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TOP 100 OILERS: ADAM GRAVES (40)

There’s a handful of players on this Top 100 list who made it based on what I saw, on the ice and off it, as opposed to the raw numbers they amassed during their time with the Edmonton Oilers. Adam Graves, who played a key role in Edmonton’s fifth Stanley Cup win in 1990 as…

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TOP 100 OILERS: KEN LINSEMAN (41)

Embed from Getty Images Unless Ken Linseman was playing for your team, he was a dirty little %@$#^# so-and-so nicknamed The Rat who deserved to get his #%$&#% backside handed to him good and plenty, and the sooner the better. He was a miserable little $#*#~!@ cheap-shot guy loathed far and wide around the NHL….

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TOP 100 OILERS: JASON ARNOTT (42)

Embed from Getty Images Jason Arnott was everything you could want in a hockey player. He was big, tough and talented. Arnott was certainly everything the Edmonton Oilers wanted when they happily snapped him up seventh overall from the Oshawa Generals in the 1993 Entry Draft and then watched him establish a franchise record for…

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TOP 100 OILERS: TODD MARCHANT (43)

When it comes to the most memorable goals in the storied history of the Edmonton Oilers, Todd Marchant’s Game 7 overtime winner against the Dallas Stars at Reunion Arena in the 1997 playoffs ranks a lot higher than he does on this list of Top 100 Oilers. It was, is and will always be one…

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TOP 100 OILERS: DON JACKSON (44)

There’s not a lot of room left on the marquee when you’ve got stars named Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Glenn Anderson and Paul Coffey hogging the spotlight the way they did with the Edmonton Oilers in the early 1980s on the way to Hockey Hall of Fame careers. Don Jackson was always fine with that….

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TOP 100 OILERS: DWAYNE ROLOSON (45)

Embed from Getty Images Simply put, Dwayne Roloson is on this list because of the part he played in the stunning and unexpected roller-coaster ride the Edmonton Oilers took their fans on during the 2006 playoffs. When the underdog Oilers needed him most, starting in the opening round of the post-season against the Detroit Red…