Trust Your Board

Keith Gretzky was head scout of the Boston Bruins for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 drafts. He arrived in Edmonton late summer 2016 and joined forces with Bob…

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What to expect when you’re expecting to win the draft lottery

Saturday night brings us another draft lottery and as you know the Edmonton…

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Problems

Peter Chiarelli is under a great deal of pressure this offseason and much of…

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A big red beacon, a flag and a man on the rail

The biggest news over the weekend surrounded a Finnish goalie playing in Russia…

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Umbrella Summer

I sometimes wonder if people realize exactly how many draft picks Peter Chiarelli…

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Strawberry Moon

In late June, the Edmonton Oilers will draft another crop of prospects who will (hopefully) blossom into productive players—maybe even receive Stanley…

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Pet Sounds

Yesterday we made the ‘summer needs’ list and found the Oilers need to acquire a puck mover (left or right), a winger (or two), a backup goaltender,…

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Sad Songs and Waltzes

In describing his team and things he would like to acquire, Peter Chiarelli often uses vague terms. “Heavy sticks” was one he used in the early…

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(Cap) Room with a view

As we spend our spring mornings wondering if we’ll ever see spring and discussing a trade of No. 9 overall, I return to the cap projections and repeat…

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Shine a Light

The Edmonton Oilers have a chance to secure another brilliant diamond in the McDavid cluster with astute drafting at No. 9 or higher. Since 2010, the club…

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Draft and Fallow

At the media avail last week, Peter Chiarelli told the gathered throng he was open to trading the first-round pick (unless Edmonton wins a lottery). What’s…

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You Never can Tell

The Edmonton Oilers signed Ty Rattie yesterday. It’s a fabulous opportunity for the player, who has been trying to get a regular gig in the NHL since…

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AHL Game 68: Reign at Condors

Jesse Puljujarvi was the most successful recall this season by the Edmonton Oilers. Fans got to see the big Finn, a surprising 20-year old defender and…

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