RE 14-15 MARTIN MARINCIN: IN FRANCE THEY KISS ON MAIN STREET

Martin Marincin stepped into the bright lights and shocked the gathered masses. A fan base—raised on chaos and failure—saw a composed, intelligent…

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TRAINING CAMP HOPEFUL NO. 8: BRANDON DAVIDSON

Brandon Davidson is whatever you call the guy who starts behind the long shots….

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RE 14-15 JEFF PETRY: SEE YOU SOMETIME

Jeff Petry is Edmonton’s best defenseman, has been for some time now….

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TRAINING CAMP HOPEFUL NO. 7: DAVID MUSIL

David Musil is a classic ‘stay-at-home’ defender, and that position…

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RE 14-15 NIKITA NIKITIN: A CASE OF YOU

The Edmonton Oilers went for a stroll and plucked two veteran defensemen from…

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RE 14-15 JUSTIN SCHULTZ: HELP ME

Justin Schultz helps create offense at both ends of the ice. The Oilers have employed chaos defensemen since time began, but Schultz comes with special…

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SAIL ON, DELLOW

I should be saying “it is with mixed emotions” because I’m going to miss his blog so much, but the truth is I’m thrilled Tyler…

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A TRIP TO REASONABLE (FWDS 2014-15 PROJECTED)

I’ve projected the Oilers’ forwards to score 22 more goals season over season—an impressive total but I think they’re capable based…

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RE 14-15 JESSE JOENSUU: TWO GREY ROOMS

One of the unusual Craig MacTavish transaction trades a year ago involved two Finns. The Oilers turned their back on Teemu Hartikainen, rumored to be unwilling…

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TRAINING CAMP HOPEFUL NO. 6: WILL ACTON

Will Acton and “bad smell” will forever be linked—because Acton’s coach loves him. Eakins: “One day he asked if he could sit in on…

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RE 14-15 LUKE GAZDIC: LESSON IN SURVIVAL

The Edmonton Oilers acquired Luke Gazdic for nothing. Placed on waivers because they had so many young wingers perform well in Dallas, the Stars lost a…

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TRAINING CAMP HOPEFUL NO. 5: STEVE PINIZZOTTO

Steve Pinizzotto came over in a seemingly pedestrian mid-season trade with the Florida Panthers for Ryan Martindale. The minor league veteran made it all…

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RE 14-15 ANTON LANDER: SHINE

Anton Lander was rushed to the NHL, and for most Oiler fans is a wild disappointment—the latest in many failed experiments from the draft list this century….

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