TRAINING CAMP HOPEFUL NO. 4: IIRO PAKARINEN

The Edmonton Oilers under Craig MacTavish tend to buy from Euro shelves at least once a summer (Belov, Joensuu, Grebs a year ago, this fellow in 2014)….

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RE 14-15 MATT HENDRICKS: CAREY

Matt Hendricks took on a tough job and performed well in the role. He’s…

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TRAINING CAMP HOPEFUL NO. 3: BOGDAN YAKIMOV

Bogdan Yakimov may not speak English well, but he manages to get his point across….

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RE 14-15 TYLER PITLICK: CIRCLE GAME

Tyler Pitlick’s career progression has been a carousel—constant movement,…

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TRAINING CAMP HOPEFUL NO. 2: ANDREW MILLER

It is always dangerous to make a judgement based on first impressions. Andrew…

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RE 14-15 TEDDY PURCELL: THIS FLIGHT TONIGHT

Chances are, if you’re trading your lottery pick sevens summers after arrival, things have not gone well in the recent past. For Oiler fans, that…

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TRAINING CAMP HOPEFUL NO. 1: MITCHELL MOROZ

Mitchell Moroz fits a need going back a long while if he can deliver in all areas required for a big, physical forward who can complement skill forwards….

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RE 14-15 NAIL YAKUPOV: BIG YELLOW TAXI

It was a frustrating season for Nail Yakupov. After leading the team in goals as a rookie in 2012-13, Yakupov experienced a major change in coaching philosophy…

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NHL EQUIVALENCIES

As we see more and more players selected from the USHL, BCJHL and the New England leagues whose names change with the seasons, it’s becoming more…

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RE 14-15 JORDAN EBERLE: FREE MAN IN PARIS

Jordan Eberle is at the point in his career where he has to deliver impressive offense in order to be considered worthy of the money. Eberle is not an…

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PANIC CENTER

Bill Torrey is a really smart guy. He made one of the truly unusual trades in the game’s history while building the New York Islanders. The 1973-74…

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RE 14-15 BOYD GORDON: CACTUS TREE

Boyd Gordon had a strong season for the Edmonton Oilers. Asked to face tough opposition and do it from the dungeon, he delivered more offense than expected…

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DRAFT AND COLLEGE VOL 2

Do you remember the Robin Kovar selection? The Oilers tried to draft him in 2002 when he was ineligible, inspiring the Canucks table to shout “cheaters”…

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