WE SAIL THE OCEAN BLUE

It’s easy to forget the struggles facing Edmonton a year ago, and fascinating to look at the challenges ahead for the coming version of the Oilers….

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IN THE CITY THERE’S A THOUSAND FACES ALL SHINING BRIGHT

Craig MacTavish added some sixes and sevens and nines to the blue line (and…

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BEST OF LUCK TO THE CALGARY FLAMES THIS HOCKEY SEASON

There is absolutely NO reason the Edmonton Oilers should be drafting ahead of…

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FIFTY-THIRD AND THIRD

Fifty-three assists in one season is a lot. NHL wingers don’t reach that…

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WAIVERING

As we wait for the Oilers rookie TC list, one of the things we can chat about…

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EXACTLY ONE FOREVER

Once again, the Edmonton Oilers have talked themselves into their opening night roster in August. Young fans of the team have never seen training camp…

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LOUD NOISES: FINDING HIS SMILE

We’re two weeks from TC and a full week (or more) from the full training camp list, but the depth chart is known to us now. Surprises will emerge—the…

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NUMBERS ADD UP TO NOTHING

In the next day or so, we should get the Oilers roster for rookie camp. It’s a minor item really, but the last three editions were full of outstanding…

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HYPERBOLE SEASON UNDERWAY!

Early September in the world of hockey means the suits are back, the players are skating and getting ready, but we’re still a few miles from training…

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UNICORNS!

The biggest concerns for Edmonton Oilers fans this fall? How much time do you have? It’s the depth at center, the top pairing, the goaltending, the…

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OKLAHOMA CITY BARONS (COMPLETE RE 14-15)

A year ago, the Oklahoma City Barons scored 239 goals. This year, I’m predicting they will score 224—most of the offensive downturn comes from…

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HOLD OUT FOR FASCHING

There was a time, not so very long ago, when the Edmonton Oilers used their first-round picks on forwards, and searched the globe for defenders and goalies…

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WELCOME TO EDMONTON: FIX EVERYTHING

The Edmonton Oilers will have a new director of the powerplay in Craig Ramsay. A team that once routinely scored more than 80 power-play goals in a season…

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