2014 DRAFT: TOP 20 PROSPECTS (PRE-DRAFT EDITION)

We’re three weeks away from the 2014 NHL entry draft, and it’s a good time to have one final look at the Oilers prospect list. I know it sounds…

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EXPECT RUCINSKY

Part of the reason I do an RE series every summer is to think in rational terms….

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SIXES AND SEVENS AND NINES

One of the things we should probably spend more time on—and in case you haven’t…

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THE ANSWER IS BLOWING IN THE WIND

The Edmonton Oilers have a third overall pick and four options this year at…

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EKBLAD THE NEW SOURAY?

Twitter legend Hope Smoke tweeted out some gems from Ray Ferraro this afternoon,…

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PREVIEW OF COMING ATTRACTIONS

A summer ago, there were one dozen items on Craig MacTavish’s ‘to-do’ list, and this season there are only eight. Progress? Well, the…

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COME BACK, ALES!!!!

Reports tonight that Ales Hemsky and the Senators are not close to a contract agreement, and in fact discussions have broken off between the two sides….

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ON THE BUTTON

Craig Button’s final list is out, and it’s an interesting Top 100. In the interests of full disclosure, I should say that Craig Button is a…

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NO SUCCESS LIKE FIALA

Two years ago, Desjardins NHLE screamed at the top of its lungs “HERTL!” but no one listened until the middle of the first round. Desjardins’…

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ETA NURSE

I’ve been thinking about the entry draft and Aaron Ekblad, and whether or not the Oilers should trade up for Ekblad. I’ve come to the conclusion…

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2014 DRAFT: TOP 30

As promised, I’ll be posting a new top 30 each Monday morning from now through draft week. This is the period where the Euro kids are finding their…

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PENNANTS

What a wonderful series! It’s finally over and we can congratulate this year’s pennant winners, Los Angeles and New York. Patsy Gallant, you’re…

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CODA GORDON

This is Coda Gordon. He was selected in the sixth round of the 2012 Entry Draft by the Calgary Flames. I liked him, said so at the time. L Coda Gordon:…

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