EXACTLY ONE FOREVER

Once again, the Edmonton Oilers have talked themselves into their opening night roster in August. Young fans of the team have never seen training camp…

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LOUD NOISES: FINDING HIS SMILE

We’re two weeks from TC and a full week (or more) from the full training…

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NUMBERS ADD UP TO NOTHING

In the next day or so, we should get the Oilers roster for rookie camp. It’s…

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HYPERBOLE SEASON UNDERWAY!

Early September in the world of hockey means the suits are back, the players…

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UNICORNS!

The biggest concerns for Edmonton Oilers fans this fall? How much time do you…

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OKLAHOMA CITY BARONS (COMPLETE RE 14-15)

A year ago, the Oklahoma City Barons scored 239 goals. This year, I’m predicting they will score 224—most of the offensive downturn comes from…

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HOLD OUT FOR FASCHING

There was a time, not so very long ago, when the Edmonton Oilers used their first-round picks on forwards, and searched the globe for defenders and goalies…

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WELCOME TO EDMONTON: FIX EVERYTHING

The Edmonton Oilers will have a new director of the powerplay in Craig Ramsay. A team that once routinely scored more than 80 power-play goals in a season…

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PROMISED LAND

Among the quotable quotes being delivered pell-mell and willy-nilly by Craig MacTavish the other day, his description of the depth chart at center caught…

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WITHER SLEPYSHEV?

Another year will burn off the calendar (it appears) before we see one of Russia’s sons, Anton Slepyshev. I saw him on television from my living…

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ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN

The hockey news is finally starting to roll, after a summer that had explosions in June and early July and then fell into a deep slumber. For Edmonton…

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AT THE END OF THE DAY

Craig MacTavish held court today, with the new Justin Schultz contract the main item on the agenda. I was heartened by some of the verbal, flummoxed by…

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JERRY, IT’S FRANK COSTANZA! MR. STEINBRENNER’S HERE, GEORGE IS DEAD, CALL ME BACK

It’s all happening! $3.675M is basically his salary and bonus last year. The internet is melting. We’ll talk about it on the Lowdown at 10!…

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