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Monday Mailbag – Trouba?

Once again, the weekend has left us yearning for retirement but we’re all years away from getting there. Not that the Mailbag will kill off the last 10-30 years of your working career, but it will help you get a few minutes closer to that magical day where you’re able to hang up your work […]

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TOP 100 OILERS: MIKE GRIER (49)

Embed from Getty Images There isn’t a single player on this list of Top 100 Oilers who was more of a longshot to play 1,000 games in the NHL than Mike Grier, and there hasn’t been anybody who did it with more professionalism and class during his time in Edmonton than the guy teammates called […]

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EARLY RETURNS

Embed from Getty Images Hard-luck forward Tyler Pitlick made the most of an unexpected appearance and looked like a keeper instead of a long shot. At the same time, heralded blue-chip rookie Jesse Puljujarvi, deemed by many to be a sure thing to crack the Edmonton Oilers’ line-up out of training camp, looked anything but. […]

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TOP 100 OILERS: MARTIN GELINAS (50)

Embed from Getty Images He was a hotshot prospect drafted seventh overall by the Los Angeles Kings in 1988, but it turned out the only time he’d ever wear the team’s black and silver jersey was on draft day. A couple months later, he was told he’d been traded to the Edmonton Oilers for Wayne […]

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TRAINING CAMP 2016: THE WAY I SEE IT

A new rink. A new season. New faces. And, of course, a new sense of optimism for long-suffering fans who’ve been counting the days since last season ended. Absolutely no surprise there, and as the Edmonton Oilers take to the ice at Rogers Place for their second day of their 2016 training camp today, that’s […]

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NO STOP SIGNS, SPEED LIMIT

Watching Team North America fly around the ice like a bunch of hot-wired Ferraris and Lamborghinis at the World Championship of Hockey these last few days has been nothing short of a treat. No more so than Wednesday’s crowd-pleasing 4-3 overtime win over Team Sweden.

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POOL PARTY

There’s a Pool Party in Penticton starting tonight. Sounds like fun. Count me among the many who are looking forward to watching Edmonton Oilers’ prospect Jesse Puljujarvi hit the ice with 26 other hopefuls for the Young Stars Classic.

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AT RANDOM: WHY NOT?

A photo posted by OilersNation (@officialoilersnation) on Sep 9, 2016 at 6:59pm PDT There’s no such thing as having too much depth or too much competition for jobs at any position in professional sports, so there’s absolutely no downside to the potential addition of Kris Versteeg by the Edmonton Oilers by way of a PTO. […]

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RE-LIVE THE EDMONTON OILERS 1999-2000 SEASON

Embed from Getty Images When the 1999-2000 season began, Peter Pocklington was already out as owner, the EIG was signing the cheques and the franchise’s penchant for leaning heavily on the Boys on the Bus continued unabated with more changes grabbing a lot of the headlines.

RE-LIVE THE EDMONTON OILERS 1997-98 SEASON

Embed from Getty Images As quickly as the Edmonton Oilers had raised the expectations of fans with a return to the playoffs and a first-round upset of the highly favoured Dallas Stars in the spring of 1997, they stuck a pin in that balloon at the start of the 1997-98 season by getting off to […]

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TOP 100 OILERS: ROMAN HAMRLIK (66)

When Phil Esposito and the expansion Tampa Bay Lightning stepped to the podium and made Czech defenceman Roman Hamrlik the first overall pick in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft, they were looking for a cornerstone player they could build a franchise around. They were looking for greatness. What the Bolts got instead was very good.

NATION NETWORK PROSPECT PROFILES: #46 Carter Hart

Embed from Getty Images Analyzing goaltenders is a tricky business, and one that I’m not necessarily certain the combined staff of Jets Nation and Canucks Army is up to tackling. Especially where prospects are concerned. To try and deliver you the best and most accurate reflection of Carter Hart’s ability and progression as a netminder, […]