SUNDAY MORNING RUMOR UPDATE

The post-Olympic Oilers are 0-1-1 and have scored 1-5 in their two games against Minnesota and Calgary. Viewing the two games was for the most part painful:…

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FLAMES AT OILERS, G62 13-14

When I was a kid, following the California Seals meant that by this point in…

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OPERATION SIGN HEMSKY VOL 2: NIGHTFALL

We survived the day but night time is the more dangerous part of the day. Weary,…

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OPERATION SIGN 83

At their foundation, sporting events are supposed to move, inspire and entertain….

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WILD AT OILERS, G61 13-14

The NHL is back, and the Oilers play their first game post-Olympics. Based on…

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SIGN YOUR NAME

The Edmonton Oilers made it very clear yesterday than Ben Scrivens has all kinds of opportunity with the team. Does he want it? If the club can’t…

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EXPECT THE EXIT

Craig MacTavish laid the trade deadline foundation for fans yesterday. Expect the exit. Ales Hemsky, Nick Schultz, maybe Ryan Smyth or Sam Gagner. It’s…

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WHAT’S THE FREQUENCY, KENNETH?

It looks like the deadline is going to be about re-stocking the shelves for the 2014 entry draft. Edmonton has their own first, and then no picks until…

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TRUE VALUE

If the Oilers are serious about trading guys like Hemsky at the deadline for immediate help, can we expect more Matt Hendricks? Or is there a useful young…

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SOLVING PROBLEMS

The best teams solve problems with a long term view. When Craig MacTavish traded for David Perron last summer, that deal might have solved the 2line LW…

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WHERE HAVE YOU GONE, WAYNE CASHMAN?

When I was a young man, I received an education in the truth of “there’s more than one way to win” from crusty baseball men Whitey Herzog…

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TEN THINGS I’D LIKE TO SEE IN THE NEXT TEN DAYS

The NHL gets back to business this week, and the trade deadline is about 10 days away. Things will happen rapido, maybe as early as midnight tonight. Here’s…

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CLOCK STRIKES MIDNIGHT, AT MIDNIGHT?

This is my favorite Hemsky photo. Ales passing the puck into the net (the most 83 goal in history!) with Dink Regehr a day late and a dollar short. In…

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