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JAIL GUITAR DOORS
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JAIL GUITAR DOORS
The Edmonton Oilers approach free agency with about six million to spend, plus whatever they feel comfortable risking on the Andrej Sekera LTIR move. That’s one big contract or two smaller items. Where to shop? I think RHD is the primary need but there’s not much out there. Trade? Unl...
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OILERS SIGN KASSIAN, QUALIFY FOUR
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OILERS SIGN KASSIAN, QUALIFY FOUR
Peter Chiarelli made a helluva trade to acquire Zack Kassian in 2015 and he followed it up with a terrific contract for the big man today. Kassian signed a three-year deal worth a total of $5.85M, making the cap hit $1.95 million per season. That represents a nice saving off some estimates (I tho...
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CHURNING AND BURNING, THEY YEARN FOR THE CUP
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CHURNING AND BURNING, THEY YEARN FOR THE CUP
Are the Oilers rolling up the sidewalk and preparing for summer on the eve of free agency? If you run the numbers (as we did yesterday) this could be a quiet run up to the July 1 frenzy. It’s one thing to keep your powder dry, but what do you call it when you’ve run […]
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SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?
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SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?
After what is being universally described as a quality draft, the Edmonton Oilers organization can now focus on free agency. Which brings us to a question with no clear answer: Will they or won’t they? THE DRAFT Bob McKenzie publishes the Bible every year just before the draft and this seas...
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TOP 20 PROSPECTS, SUMMER 2017
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The Edmonton Oilers entered the 2017 entry draft badly in need of skilled forwards. In the first round, the club grabbed Kailer Yamamoto and continued to add skill throughout day two. The result is a more balanced prospect list and a big step forward in the battle to establish a system that can f...
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HARVEST MOON 2017
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We entered the weekend under the impression the Edmonton Oilers would draft forwards and focus on skill. The third draft with Peter Chiarelli and Bob Green at the helm (with Keith Gretzky now firmly ensconced) had the usual third-round meandering we’ve come to expect from Edmonton (going ba...
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OILERS AT 208: PHIL KEMP
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US National Development Team, loaded program. I had him at No. 45 on my USA list RD Phil Kemp, USNDTP (USHL). Rangy blue with talent, didn’t put it together this year. Source SB Nation: Kemp is a pure defensive defenseman that is better when he doesn’t try to do too much. He had a really […]
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OILERS AT 177: SKYLER BRIND’AMOUR
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Brendan Ross, McKeens: “The son of former NHL star Rod Brind’Amour, Skyler was one player who immediately caught my eye at the OHL Cup. He’s a big kid with a great frame to build on and he owns some solid fundamental skills. At 6-foot-1, Brind’Amour has good length and he uses it as an adva...
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OILERS AT 146: KIRILL MAKSIMOV
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Bob McKenzie Honorable Mention. Steve Kournianos: Excitable scoring winger who was a model of inconsistency until a midseason trade from Saginaw to Niagara, where he scored 19 goals in 33 combined games between the regular season and playoffs. He’s big, fast and owns a wonderful set of hands, and...
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OILERS AT 115: OSTAP SAFIN
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Great damned pick. Bob McKenzie had him No. 51, I had him No. 52. No. 52 L Ostap Safin, Sparta Praha (Cze). Big forward, good skater, has plus skills. Steve Kournianos, The Draft Analyst: A big man with agility and first-step quickness? Sign me up! This draft doesn’t have as many goal-scoring pow...
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