DRAFT POST (2017) NO. 1: LET IT BLEED

Today we begin in-depth coverage of the 2017 NHL draft. This season offers us a different challenge in identifying Edmonton’s direction and in many…

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HELP IS ON THE WAY

Rob Vollman published new NHL equivalency numbers the other day, that means…

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RE 16-17 MARK LETESTU: IDIOTEQUE

Most truly unique players are the most famous in the game. Generational, no…

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NOTHING MATTERS, AND WHAT IF IT DID?

I’m not one to believe the general manager in the exit meeting, although…

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TOP 20 PROSPECTS (PRE-DRAFT RESET)

The Edmonton Oilers Top 20 lists since 2010 reflected phenomenal talent, mostly…

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FIVE BULLETS

Wayne Gretzky entered the NHL as an Edmonton Oiler in the fall of 1979. He spent nine¬†autumns in Edmonton, the club offloading¬†him in the summer of 1988….

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RE 16-17 PATRICK MAROON: I MIGHT BE WRONG

I found Patrick Maroon when he was matriculating toward the NHL. On a lazy Sunday afternoon while looking for minor league all-stars, he caught my eye….

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PARIS IN THE SPRING

Jesse Puljujarvi hurt his knee earlier today, and there was some concern (I was concerned) about the young man’s status. Late word this morning has…

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT NO. 22

At the draft in 2008 (photo by Rob Ferguson, all rights reserved), the Edmonton Oilers chose Jordan Eberle from the Regina Pats. Eberle arrived in the…

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BUILDING UP THE MIDDLE

On the day he took over the Edmonton Oilers, Peter Chiarelli knew Connor McDavid would be part of his new team by the fall. The young center would be added…

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ONE IS THE LONELIEST NUMBER YOU’LL EVER DO

In a conversation I had with Frank Seravalli today, he offered his insight into Peter Chiarelli’s media avail earlier this week: Seravalli: “I…

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LAZY, CRAZY HAZY DAYS OF SUMMER?

Lots of talk about small moves by Peter Chiarelli this summer, likely due to his media avail on Tuesday. PC talked a lot about seeing this group grow and…

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RE 16-17 OSCAR KLEFBOM: TRUE LOVE WAITS

As crazy as it sounds, Oscar Klebom represents the rarest of gems in Oilers’ draft history: He is a defenseman with the complete range of skills….

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