Misfits

As we approach free agency, and begin to hear names connect to the Oilers, we can make assumptions about the roster. For instance, Edmonton is going to…

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Low Budget!

I always thought Andrej Sekera was a great target in free agency. He was mobile,…

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Lucky Star

When the Edmonton Oilers selected Philip Broberg at No. 8 overall on Friday…

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Harvest Moon 2019

These are not your Dad’s Edmonton Oilers. The organization that was built…

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Oilers at No. 193: Maxim Denezhkin

Oilers final pick of the day is a Russian, meaning the organization ignored…

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Oilers at No. 162: Tomas Mazura

Edmonton takes a big (6.02, 181 pounds) forward from Kimball Union Academy in the sixth round. We’re at the point in the draft where things are completely…

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Oilers at No. 100: Matej Blumel

One of the USHL burners, he’s a winger and he’s a May 2000 (overager). Red Line Report: Explosive skater with the ability to fill lanes and…

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Oilers at 85: Ilya Konovalov

The Oilers take a goalie and go Russia. He turns 21 in July. Corey Pronman: His eyes seem magnetically attracted to the puck. He’s never fooled by reverse…

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Oilers at No. 38: Raphael Lavoie

I had him No. 26, this is excellent value. Adam Sherren: “Lavoie is a big physical force who is that old fashioned power forward.” He is a strong skater…

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2019 DRAFT DAY TWO: THE NEED FOR SPEED

Ken Holland’s first draft pick as general manager of the Edmonton Oilers will be remembered for a long time. Will it be a home run or a strikeout?…

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Oilers at No. 8: Philip Broberg

Craig Button, TSN: “Elite skating defenceman makes it very difficult to forecheck him and allows him to open up ice. Attributes of a modern NHL blueliner.”…

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Here Comes the Sun 2019 (Draft Edition)

The first draft I paid attention to from October to June was 1974. The 1973 edition had some questions I couldn’t answer, mostly involving why Bob…

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Draft Week Post No. 4: 16 Shells from a Thirty-ought six.

I don’t know how this well end, but will bet all of my money that Ken Holland won’t be bullied. It sounds like a young man has had enough,…

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