THE MOROZ PROJECT

Tracking Mitchell Moroz and his junior progress has been just short of an obsession on this blog. I blame Scott Reynolds, who did all of the original work…

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THE BIG MAN KHAIRA

Jujhar Khaira turned 20 a couple of weeks ago, and is 6.03, 210 according to…

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SOMETHING IN THE AIR

When it comes to assessing pure offensive ability for prospects, it’s important…

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ONCE IN A LIFETIME (WATER FLOWING UNDERGROUND)

Based on the verbal we’ve heard from Craig MacTavish in the last 16 months,…

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SING ME BACK HOME

I’m surprised by the number of people who choose to talk about money instead…

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MOON (OVER) MARTIN

Martin Marincin was a second-round pick four years ago. As you may recall in our recent look at selections 31-60 over the last number of years, about 28%…

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MAKE THOSE CORGI’S DANCE

Taylor Hall pushes the river, and Taylor Hall is the very best of the Edmonton Oilers. A recent article by Derek Van Diest in the Edmonton Sun offers an…

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THE DEVELOPMENT CURVE

“I was also fortunate in one other area. Today’s system of drafting 18-year olds wasn’t around in 1973. I was 22 years old before my pro career began…

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THE PEOPLE TRAIN DON’T RUN THROUGH WICHITA

The 2013-14 season reminded Oilers fans about the importance of a strong minor-league team. When the starting six on blue were found wanting, Martin Marincin…

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A LITTLE MORE ON WILLIAM LAGESSON

William Lagesson is the latest in a recent flurry of Swedish defensemen to be drafted by the Edmonton Oilers. A rugged defender with some puck skills,…

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I CAN SEE FOR MILES AND MILES AND MILES

The Oilers amateur scouting staff has been mostly stable in the last couple of years. I do this every year, I’m not certain it’s accurate in…

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HEY, JOE

The San Jose Sharks’ “Summer of Stupid” continued today, as the team announced no captain will be named before training camp. Joe Thornton…

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THE PSYCHEDELIC RANGERS

The Barons’ defensive prospects are (for the most part) a year ahead or behind the forwards, depending on which crop we’re discussing. The…

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