ONCE IN A LIFETIME (WATER FLOWING UNDERGROUND)

Based on the verbal we’ve heard from Craig MacTavish in the last 16 months, the Edmonton Oilers defense is going to be big, mobile, physical, able…

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SING ME BACK HOME

I’m surprised by the number of people who choose to talk about money instead…

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MOON (OVER) MARTIN

Martin Marincin was a second-round pick four years ago. As you may recall in…

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MAKE THOSE CORGI’S DANCE

Taylor Hall pushes the river, and Taylor Hall is the very best of the Edmonton…

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THE DEVELOPMENT CURVE

“I was also fortunate in one other area. Today’s system of drafting 18-year…

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THE PEOPLE TRAIN DON’T RUN THROUGH WICHITA

The 2013-14 season reminded Oilers fans about the importance of a strong minor-league team. When the starting six on blue were found wanting, Martin Marincin…

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A LITTLE MORE ON WILLIAM LAGESSON

William Lagesson is the latest in a recent flurry of Swedish defensemen to be drafted by the Edmonton Oilers. A rugged defender with some puck skills,…

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I CAN SEE FOR MILES AND MILES AND MILES

The Oilers amateur scouting staff has been mostly stable in the last couple of years. I do this every year, I’m not certain it’s accurate in…

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HEY, JOE

The San Jose Sharks’ “Summer of Stupid” continued today, as the team announced no captain will be named before training camp. Joe Thornton…

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THE PSYCHEDELIC RANGERS

The Barons’ defensive prospects are (for the most part) a year ahead or behind the forwards, depending on which crop we’re discussing. The…

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JACKSON CAGE

Jackson Houck has a big season ahead, one that could thrust him into the picture as a possible Edmonton Oiler in the coming years. Houck had a slow start…

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THE NEW YARDBIRDS

The Oklahoma City Barons have some interesting rookies on the way for 2014-15, and I believe Bogdan Yakimov is the most likely to emerge as an NHL prospect…

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THE SEVENTH ROUND

By the seventh round, we’re looking at about an 8% chance of seeing an NHL player. You are basically pissing in the wind, and would have to pile more…

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