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A TINKER’S DAM

In his last 82 AHL games (entering tonight), Anton Lander is 82, 21-21-42—decent offense for a player with a reputation of being a solid checking center. The Oilers have changed General Managers since Lander was drafted, and that can impact prospects and their future with the team that drafted them. Is Lander part of the…

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SAM GAGNER TO BE NAMED C14

Now many moons ago back in 2009 your ol’ pal Wanye tripped over some news at the bottle depot when we found out that Mike Comrie was coming back to the Oilers for a second tour of duty.  Everyone under the sun called us a liar, a dreamer or worse but history ultimately proved us correct….

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A balanced top-six

I’m starting to wonder if the arrangement used for most of last season, one that saw the Oilers’ top line loaded up with Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle, was the best use of the team’s personnel.

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The Gretzky trade was huge, but Messier’s is still paying dividends

The return in trade for Wayne Gretzky was without question substantial, but like most of the deals involving the Oilers’ Hall of Fame-calibre players it’s a deal that has only historical impact, with none of the descendants of that trade currently playing for Edmonton. In terms of current impact from those old trades, it’s the…

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TEN YEARS AFTER!

Ten years ago, on a cold dark night, the Edmonton Oilers chose poorly in a deep, deep draft. It has cost them for a decade, as other teams gathered one, two even three important parts of their foundation while the Oilers watched their picks fade away. There are some saying the 2013 entry draft is…

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NATION PROFILE: FERNANDO PISANI

During the time Fernando Pisani laced them up for the Edmonton Oilers, he was never the team’s best player. Never their best forward, never their best right winger. Why then, do we miss him so? 

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THE OILERS AND THE COMBINE LIST

We’re just a few weeks away from the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. The Edmonton Oilers have stocked the cupboards with #1 overall’s and many picks inside the top 100 since 2010, and this year’s draft will feature three early picks (unless there’s a trade). There’s a very good chance we know their names as of…

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NO MONEY DOWN

  Once upon a time, Oilers GM Steve Tambellini told us things would be quiet, that he didn’t know if he’d be busy. Bright and early the next morning, hell was a poppin’. 

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2013 GOAT AND STAR SELECTIONING

Have we really been picking Goats and Stars on the Nation for 4 years now? Oh how time passes on the bottom of the NHL ocean floor. Not a lot of light gets down here, every day sorta looks the alike after awhile. But they say that every dog gets his day and 2013 will…

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Potential Depth Picks for the Oilers in 2013

An Offer I Couldn’t Refuse I recently had a chance to talk a little about the Nations with a friend who is also a regular reader. I don’t usually get face time with readers so I took the opportunity to ask him if there were any topics he’d like to see covered that otherwise get…

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Ten Points: Magnus Paajarvi & Justin Schultz

Magnus Paajarvi and Justin Schultz are having different years in Oklahoma City, there’s some good and bad news on injuries to Oilers prospects, the NHL/NHLPA are going down the mediation path and some familiar names are eligible for this year’s NHL Entry Draft. This and more, after the jump.