RE 16-17 JESSE PULJUJARVI: KID A

The Edmonton Oilers are in the golden era of drafting players and then bringing them right to the NHL. Since 2010, Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Nail…

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APPROACHING UNICORNS

On the morning of June 29, 2015, in the hours before Taylor Hall was traded,…

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2017 DRAFT POST NO. 5: JUST GIVE ME ONE THING I CAN HOLD ON TO

At the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Peter Chiarelli had the coolest job imaginable….

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JUST LIKE A BULLET LEAVES A GUN

Later this month, Connor McDavid will accept the first major award given to…

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RE 16-17 ANTON SLEPYSHEV: THE TOURIST

Anton Slepyshev’s emergence over the season as a legit NHL option arrived…

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IT’S POSSUMS IN THE AUTUMN (AND FARM CATS IN THE SPRING)

On March 2, 2015 Peter Chiarelli made his final trade as Boston Bruins general manager. Trying to push toward a playoff spot (the Bruins were in eighth…

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A HAZY SHADE OF WINTER

Go home, 2017 draft, you’re drunk. As the final lists are rolling in, vast differences are being seen in rankings. Craig Button, whose list I respect…

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TOOK HIM MINUTES, TOOK HER NOWHERE

You can’t sign a $6 million free agent every summer, even if you trade away a big contract leading up to July 1. The rumors are getting stronger,…

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RE 16-17 KRIS RUSSELL: PLANET TELEX

The Edmonton Oilers spent the summer projecting Griffin Reinhart into a top 6D role but found out early in camp that solution would be unsatisfactory….

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EBERLE FOO CONNECTION?

They did another of those ‘all-time top 10’ teams this month and the 1985 Edmonton Oilers came in at No. 1. It was a pleasing choice for me,…

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LET’S GO ALREADY

I don’t know about you but it feels like the summer fun is past due. So, in the absence of actual deals, let’s see if we can make up a few…

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IIRO PAKARINEN

Iiro Pakarinen suffered a knee injury early in training camp and didn’t play an NHL game until Valentine’s Day. I would describe him as a…

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TRADING NO. 22 OVERALL

The Edmonton Oilers enter the 2017 draft under unusual circumstances: They will be sitting in the fourth row! The club’s first pick comes at No….

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