The Ballad of Marc Pouliot

In the months leading up to his draft, Marc Pouliot was flattened by Dion Phaneuf at the top prospects game. He would endure injuries great and small afterward,…

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Training Camp Battles

We’re going to see some interesting battles in Oilers camp this fall,…

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REASONABLE FOR SKILL FORWARDS ’19-20

There was lots of talk during the buyout period about Sam Gagner and his contract….

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The Greatest Discovery

Kevin Shattenkirk signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning Sunday night, some Oilers…

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Sunday Morning Coming Down

As a coach, Craig MacTavish could find offense from young forwards. It wasn’t…

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THRASHER

The idea is to have a lush farm system that produces a quality crop every season. Of course, after a time that system delivers so much talent the hockey…

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Some Roads bring Renewal, Some Roads Hide and Wait

Although 2018-19 was Connor McDavid’s most challenging year since his rookie campaign, the quality of his time on ice was obvious. When on the ice…

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Winterlong

We haven’t heard much about Philip Broberg since draft weekend, but the information is filtering through via summer tournaments and good reporting….

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Hot August Night

I mentioned on the Lowdown yesterday that if Ken Holland had signed Brett Connolly, along with his other moves, we could look back on his summer as a success….

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Summer of ’17

My list didn’t love the Oilers 2017 draft, but the selections of Kailer Yamamoto and Ostap Safin were home runs on my list. Stuart Skinner? Dmitri…

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Summer of ’16

At the 2016 draft, the Edmonton Oilers had something going on. Then the Columbus Blue Jackets turned the draft upside down and left Peter Chiarelli and…

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Kansas City Shuffle

We know, based on his history, that Dave Tippett is going to shuffle lines and pairings. He’s going to find chemistry, ride that nag till it drops,…

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Unfinished Business

Years ago, I had this boss who did things in order. No exceptions. Back then radio broadcasters had contracts and Albert (his name was not Albert) would…

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