THE POWER OF 4

It is the established opinion of this blog that the Oilers would be wise to solve their defensive issues without dealing any of the key forwards—specifically…

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RE 15-16 ADAM CLENDENING: PULL ME THROUGH

Don’t tell Adam Clendening, but we have seen him before. If you are of…

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TEN YEARS AFTER

The Memorial Cup in 2010 featured the Windsor Spitfires and Taylor Hall—one…

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THE RANK OUTSIDER

I published my most recent draft list for 2016 on Saturday morning, getting…

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DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED

The past informs the future. Peter Chiarelli doesn’t tell the truth and…

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CARTER HART

In the great book of hockey, the chapter on goalies is a combination of blank pages and photos of coaches contemplating something rash. When discussing…

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150 FOR THE 2016 DRAFT

If you want a cheat sheet for the 2016 Entry Draft, grab the invite list for the NHL combine. Last season, over 100 names were on the list and the following…

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THE OILERS AND DRAFT RE-ENTRIES

The Edmonton Oilers had a very poor 2014 Entry draft—after choosing wisely in the first (Leon Draisaitl) and four (William Lagesson). One of the players…

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MOOD INDIGO

I am sure we can all agree the Oilers have a pretty nice LH depth chart on defense. Oscar Klefbom, Andrej Sekera, Brandon Davidson, Darnell Nurse, Griffin…

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PENNANTS 2016

I have argued for many years that the NHL should reward SC finalists by making them pennant winners—ala mlb. Back in the original six era, winning a…

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ONCE MORE TO THE WOOD SHED

No one ever accused Oilers fans of getting over things quickly, and the Griffin Reinhart trade at last year’s draft is hanging around like a pugnacious…

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START AS YOU MEAN TO GO

In a previous life, I sat through a lot of seminars. Some of them were very insightful (A woman who told me that 80 percent of success is following through…

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RE 15-16 MARK FAYNE: ONE LIGHT LEFT IN HEAVEN

If you hang around long enough, things start to disappear. An old buddy of mine’s Dad worked as one of the final calligraphers for the Toronto Globe…

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