Walpurgis

I’ve been meaning to get back to something that happened last week, and today I have some time to address it. THE ATHLETIC! Give The Athletic as…

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The Graduates

We often debate the minor league system and how much it should be producing…

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Is there a trade out there that makes sense?

The next few weeks are going to be interesting for the Oilers, as the “keep…

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Training Camp 2013, Training Camp 2018

We’re just about set (PTO’s still to come, maybe a surprise appearance…

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Moon over Marincin

You can’t get past black and white and there’s no grey here today….

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Riesen to Believe 2018 Volume 1

Tracking training camp rosters in some NHL cities is pretty easy. Players are signed, invites extended and in the week between Labor Day and rookie camp…

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The Finnish Horse

As fans and observers of the Edmonton Oilers, we can get ahead of ourselves when it comes to projecting young players into the NHL, or veterans into new…

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The Kids Are Alright

Many years ago, Bill James wrote a chapter about the Minnesota Twins in one of his annual abstracts. Summary: It didn’t look too good when those…

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The Truth at 20

Since the turn of the century,  the Oilers have had many forward prospects arrive at the pro level (age 20) and spend some or all of that rookie pro…

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Pushing the River

In 1979, NHL teams had a watershed draft pool to choose from, and some teams procured talent for a generation (Edmonton was one). In Toronto, Punch Imlach…

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Re-Make/Re-Model

As we get closer to training camp, we are (individually and as a group) deciding on the 2018-19 Edmonton Oilers. I’m at around 90 points, still pondering…

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Every Breaking Waive

There are few things in life I enjoy more than a waiver claim. The old Intra-League draft was one, the annual entry draft is another, and there are a few…

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The Calder Trophy

I was sitting in my Grandma’s living room in Maidstone Saskatchewan the day they handed out the 1980 Calder Trophy to Raymond Bourque. I was both…

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