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…

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BARONS BUCKS

Martin Gernat (photo by Rob Ferguson, all rights reserved) and his Oklahoma…

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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….

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THE HOCKEY NEWS!

Elliotte Friedman let loose with an overflowing 30 thoughts earlier today, and…

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RE 14-15 TAYLOR HALL: RIVER

Taylor Hall is cast as the hero in our story. Breathtaking in flight, his presence on the ice signals a change in the weather. Hall is the central character…

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OILERS PROSPECTS 2014-15: GREAT EXPECTATIONS (VOL 2)

In our second (and final) look at the Oilers prospect depth chart, we continue to see rows and rows of defensemen, big forwards with a puncher’s…

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OILERS PROSPECTS 2014-15: GREAT EXPECTATIONS (VOL 1)

The Edmonton Oilers could graduate some huge assets to pro hockey this fall, or send them back to junior. Beyond that, there are some nice things turning…

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HEAD TO HEAD: MACGREGOR VERSUS MCKENZIE!!!

NYC Oil suggested we take Bob McKenzie’s list and place Edmonton’s draft record alongside to compare. Put simply, Edmonton’s pick is…

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LOWETIDE SPECIAL: RE-DRAFT (MY LIST)

I’ve run my top 60 through the Oilers draft lens to compare my list to what the Oilers did on draft day. No real value, but it’s interesting to…

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FALL OF LEON

It’s July 18, 2014. Leon Draisaitl, not yet an Oiler in fact and less than a month from his draft day, can call the realtor any day now. In faraway…

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BACK DRAFT

As we wind down our draft coverage (almost done, promise), I wanted to make note of a few quotes that have cropped up leading up to, during and after the…

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ARE THE BARONS DEVELOPING ENOUGH NHL TALENT?

This is Martin Marincin. He surprised many Oiler fans with a quick and effective transition into the NHL. The Edmonton Oilers need more Marincins and they…

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