RE 14-15 JORDAN EBERLE: FREE MAN IN PARIS

Jordan Eberle is at the point in his career where he has to deliver impressive offense in order to be considered worthy of the money. Eberle is not an…

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PANIC CENTER

Bill Torrey is a really smart guy. He made one of the truly unusual trades in…

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RE 14-15 BOYD GORDON: CACTUS TREE

Boyd Gordon had a strong season for the Edmonton Oilers. Asked to face tough…

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DRAFT AND COLLEGE VOL 2

Do you remember the Robin Kovar selection? The Oilers tried to draft him in…

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RE 14-15 MARK ARCOBELLO: AMELIA

If you love the underdog, Mark Arcobello is for you. Mark Arcobello couldn’t…

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DRAFT AND COLLEGE, VOL 1

Over the years, I’ve seen the Edmonton Oilers wall off entire areas of draft-eligibles for one reason or another. The Russians were off limits for…

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RE 14-15 LEON DRAISAITL: CHELSEA MORNING

Edmonton Oilers fans had to be pleased when Craig MacTavish announced Leon Draisaitl’s name. The big center with skill represents a perfect fit,…

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DRAFT AND FOLLOW

There are few things in sports I enjoy more than a draft and follow. I discovered the practice during my years as a baseball fan. A team would take some…

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RE 14-15 RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS: CLOUDS

The Edmonton Oilers chose Ryan Nugent-Hopkins No. 1 overall in the summer of 2011. In the three seasons we’ve seen “The Nuge” it’s…

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TRUST, BUT VERIFY

When Craig MacTavish was hired as Oilers GM, he talked about advanced stats and analytics. Both David Perron and Marco Roy were what we might call ‘analytics…

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RE 14-15 BENOIT POULIOT: WOODSTOCK

When the Edmonton Oilers signed  Benoit Pouliot, buried under the lead (“Role player gets insane contract”) was a pretty effective third-line…

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BARONS BUCKS

Martin Gernat (photo by Rob Ferguson, all rights reserved) and his Oklahoma City Barons teammates are very close to the promised land of the NHL. Massive…

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RE 14-15 DAVID PERRON: COYOTE

David Perron was a delight, a true revelation in his first year as an Oiler. A fanbase used to seeing smallish forwards weave and dangle and fall in a…

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