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G60 2016-17: OILERS AT LIGHTNING
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The Edmonton Oilers are rolling through February, but there are some real challenges and we could see a breakdown dead ahead. Tonight, and tomorrow, this upstart Oilers group are going to get challenged in a real way. Take it to the limit, one more time. GOING TO TAMPA, YEAR OVER YEAR Oilers in O...
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TOP 20 PROSPECTS UPDATE (2017 EDITION)
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TOP 20 PROSPECTS UPDATE (2017 EDITION)
One year ago, the Winter Top 20 featured Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Darnell Nurse, Anders Nilsson, Brandon Davidson and Iiro Pakarinen. It isn’t just that 30 percent of the list graduated year over year, it is the quality of the graduates that makes that cluster so memorable. Connor Mc...
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MOVE IT TO THE RHYTHM
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MOVE IT TO THE RHYTHM
As of today, and through the end of summer really, NHL teams begin to do the busy work of procurement. Several pressure points involving portions of two seasons—trade deadline for this year, CHL and Euro draft picks, Euro free agents for next—and that means we could see a lot of activity around t...
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SALE ON SAIL ON, SAILOR (BUYERS EDITION)
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If you hang around long enough, names come back to you like a boomerang. An example: Mikhail Grigorenko, who was under consideration for No. 1 overall in 2012. Edmonton flew him in for an interview on June 6, 2012, and that is absolutely confirmation of interest. Of course, that was several manag...
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A MUST TO AVOID
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A MUST TO AVOID
Among all things, a Bob Sebra season is a must to avoid. Do you known about Bob Sebra? He was a starter for the Montreal Expos, came over in a screw deal with the Texas Rangers. In 1987, the Montreal Expos finished 91-71, but missed winning the division because Sebra went 6-15. Expos missed winni...
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G59 2016-17: OILERS AT BLACKHAWKS
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G59 2016-17: OILERS AT BLACKHAWKS
We rarely saw games from America as kids, had to be playoffs or that rare time when both (then all) of the Canadian teams were on the road. We would see Chicago Stadium during the playoffs, especially the finals. Chicago Stadium always looked smoky, giving it an unusual feel, and it was very loud...
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HELP IS ON THE WAY!
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HELP IS ON THE WAY!
No matter what Peter Chiarelli does at the deadline, there are going to be reinforcements arriving soon. The infirmary will have two fewer occupants in the coming days. Edmonton Oilers: Coach McLellan says d-men Kris Russell & Darnell Nurse are both likely to be available to the #Oilers on th...
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THRASHER
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THRASHER
The Edmonton Oilers have found some traction and appear locked and loaded for the drive to the top of Pikes Peak. The toughest portion begins Saturday in Chicago, it is going to be war. Today, after a nice win against the Philadelphia Flyers, we can reflect on some real success—and, maybe, more t...
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G58 2016-17: FLYERS AT OILERS
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G58 2016-17: FLYERS AT OILERS
Chemistry. It’s the real thing. I remember Bobby Clarke driving in across the blue line, curling inside, and sending a soft back pass to an area. Split seconds later, the Riverton Rifle (Reggie Leach) would enter the zone and drill the puck so hard the goalie (usually nicknamed Suitcase or ...
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TRADE DEADLINE 2017:15 FOR THE OILERS
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Peter Chiarelli made a small trade on February 1, adding forward Henrik Samuelsson in exchange for winger Mitchell Moroz. After yesterday’s avail, some may feel Edmonton will be inactive from now through the deadline. I don’t agree, suspect we will see at least some tinkering. We look...
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