Archive for category: entry draft ’18

Procurement Is No Ordinary Word

Since arriving as general manager, Peter Chiarelli has drafted 27 players, 12…

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Pushing the River

In 1979, NHL teams had a watershed draft pool to choose from, and some teams…

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2-4-6-8 Motorway

The first time I ever thought to question a general manager over a draft was…

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Consigliere

The Edmonton Oilers hired Keith Gretzky on August 2, 2016. The first time I…

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Chasing Shadows, Moonlight Mystery

I’m a big believer in risk averse drafting but the key is getting the…

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Stand Back!

The Edmonton Oilers did as hoped, keeping their powder dry and investing in…

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Green Acres

The Edmonton Oilers employed the same scouting director from 1979 through 2000,…

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Hallelujah, Amen

If you’re looking for good signs, look to the draft and the group of players…

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Who’ll Stop the Rain

In the late summer of 2016, Travis Yost made an appearance on the Lowdown. After…

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(You and me) Sittin’ in the back of my memory

In 1979, the NHL folded four WHA teams into the great league, turning 17 into…

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