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…

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RE 14-15 MARK ARCOBELLO: AMELIA

If you love the underdog, Mark Arcobello is for you. Mark Arcobello couldn’t…

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DRAFT AND COLLEGE, VOL 1

Over the years, I’ve seen the Edmonton Oilers wall off entire areas of…

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RE 14-15 LEON DRAISAITL: CHELSEA MORNING

Edmonton Oilers fans had to be pleased when Craig MacTavish announced Leon Draisaitl’s…

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DRAFT AND FOLLOW

There are few things in sports I enjoy more than a draft and follow. I discovered the practice during my years as a baseball fan. A team would take some…

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RE 14-15 RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS: CLOUDS

The Edmonton Oilers chose Ryan Nugent-Hopkins No. 1 overall in the summer of 2011. In the three seasons we’ve seen “The Nuge” it’s…

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TRUST, BUT VERIFY

When Craig MacTavish was hired as Oilers GM, he talked about advanced stats and analytics. Both David Perron and Marco Roy were what we might call ‘analytics…

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RE 14-15 BENOIT POULIOT: WOODSTOCK

When the Edmonton Oilers signed  Benoit Pouliot, buried under the lead (“Role player gets insane contract”) was a pretty effective third-line…

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BARONS BUCKS

Martin Gernat (photo by Rob Ferguson, all rights reserved) and his Oklahoma City Barons teammates are very close to the promised land of the NHL. Massive…

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RE 14-15 DAVID PERRON: COYOTE

David Perron was a delight, a true revelation in his first year as an Oiler. A fanbase used to seeing smallish forwards weave and dangle and fall in a…

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THE HOCKEY NEWS!

Elliotte Friedman let loose with an overflowing 30 thoughts earlier today, and several passages involved the Oilers. The money quote from Friedman: They’re…

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RE 14-15 TAYLOR HALL: RIVER

Taylor Hall is cast as the hero in our story. Breathtaking in flight, his presence on the ice signals a change in the weather. Hall is the central character…

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