The QMJHL, Russia and the 2019 draft

The Edmonton Oilers signed Olivier Rodrigue yesterday, he is the fourth goaltender drafted by the organization from the QMJHL since 2000. The Quebec league…

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The OHL, Finland and the 2019 draft

One of the true curios in our nation involves Alberta’s relationship with…

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The WHL, the hinterlands and the 2019 draft

This week marks my final tweaks for the June 1 release of my 2019 draft ranking….

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The 2017 Draft

I had a good feeling about the 1979 draft in the second week of October, same…

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Progressive Rock

Fans who follow the draft pay attention to boxcars, the latest updates on prospects,…

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SATURDAY IN THE PARK

Peter Chiarelli is long gone but there’s still a chance he can help the Edmonton Oilers. Some of his ‘futures’ deals may come to pass,…

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The Production Line

Life comes at you quickly when the pipeline sends Evan Bouchard, Dmitri Samorukov and Joel Persson down the chute in one summer. It’s happened before—in…

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Sail On Lowell River Hawk

For Ken Holland, the honeymoon period with Edmonton Oilers fans could last for years, but the first big trade will be scrutinized 24-7 for weeks. A fan…

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Preview of Coming Attractions: Expect Mike Comrie

So, Scott Cullen is smart fellow I met along the way, and he’s delivered a lot of knowledge to the collective. One of his contributions is “NHL…

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Dime, Quarter, Nickel, Penny

Ken Holland’s whiteboard has some great strengths, some glaring weaknesses, and several things in between. Some of the useful players are overpriced…

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Game 6 Pacific Division Finals: Condors at Gulls

Another night where the Bakersfield Condors need a win to extend the series, this time it’s a road game. The Condors have shown their mettle, now…

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The Touch List

Many moons ago, NHL teams would have a ‘touch’ list at the draft, which consisted of names of players they liked but were certain no one would…

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Midnight Cowboy

I’m not sure if Stuart Skinner enjoys drama, but he is providing plenty of it during the Bakersfield Condors series against the San Diego Gulls….

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