Oilers Training Camp Roster 2020 Playoff Edition

The Edmonton Oilers released the playoff camp roster yesterday and there was a surprise—a fifth goaltender (Dylan Wells) just to be safe. It makes sense…

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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Mike Green’s announcement that he is passing on the playoffs for personal…

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August and Everything After

The world should be thankful for hockey. In Canada, the very best of us devote…

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Bracket Creep

Judd Brackett has reached a certain amount of fame (infamy?) due to his track…

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September 3, 1999

Baseball does it so much better, marking time and place for all things great…

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Wings

For most of a decade, four general managers have spent time trying to ‘build up the middle’ to create an Edmonton Oilers team that has a strong…

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Charlie Don’t Surf

It appears the NHL is on the verge of return, with the Coronavirus inspiring an extended CBA and world peace in our time. Now, after a long delay that…

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Training Camp Hopeful No. 2: Joe Gambardella

Among signed forwards for 2020-21, Joe Gambardella isn’t famous. He has played in the NHL, showing his forechecking ability and some semblance of…

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Coke Machines: No Longer A Thing?

Among the men drafted by the Edmonton Oilers this century, Jujhar Khaira is one of the edgiest. He is very strong, is willing to engage and plays an aggressive…

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The draft and team building: It takes a village

Craig MacTavish is easily the most quotable coach/manager in the history of the Edmonton Oilers. I’ve been told that my criticism of MacT in past…

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NHL Ready?

Tyler Benson’s NHL equivalencies have shown a consistent contributor offensively since he was drafted. A forward who posts 30+ NHLE points should…

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Procurement

One of the things I wanted to look at when we got a chance is Ken Holland’s procurement sources. Does he sign a bunch of college kids in order to…

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Training Camp Hopeful No. 1: Ryan Kuffner

I’m fascinated by Ryan Kuffner’s future in the Edmonton Oilers organization. He’s at an age (24) where Tyler Pitlick was wrapping up…

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