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…

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TRUST, BUT VERIFY

When Craig MacTavish was hired as Oilers GM, he talked about advanced stats…

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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. A fanbase used to seeing smallish forwards weave and dangle and fall in a…

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THE HOCKEY NEWS!

Elliotte Friedman let loose with an overflowing 30 thoughts earlier today, and several passages involved the Oilers. The money quote from Friedman: They’re…

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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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