Tumbling Dice

The Ted Lindsay Award is a valuable item, partly because NHLPA members vote the winner. Nothing like your industry saying you’re the best. Wayne…

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Draft Week Post No. 3: Letting the Days Go By (Water Flowing Underground)

I always wonder how many draft lists change after the McKenzie final arrives….

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Draft Week Post No. 2: Chasing Shadows, Moonlight Mystery

Did you ever hear the story of the Hunt brothers and cornering the silver market?…

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Draft Week Post No. 1: 10 Items or Less

In past summers, the Oilers have telegraphed exits. We knew in 2016 Hall was…

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Buyouts, and You

Ken Holland is a famous general manager, so it’s easy to believe we know…

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Every Generation Throws a Hero Up the Pop Charts

What are your expectations for this year’s Oilers draft? If the team drafted another Nuge plus a Klefbom, would that be enough? If you had a choice…

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The Department of Youth

I used to do ‘reasonable expectations’ estimates for the minor leaguers. Can you believe that? I didn’t sleep much in the first 10 years…

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Muswell Hillbilly

The Oilers signed Patrick Russell yesterday, adding another name to the 50-man list. I’ve always wondered how unsigned RFA players who are possibly…

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Tangerine Dream’s Stratosfear

Every morning sunrise to reach your eyes is another gamble won. If you feel like lost, you’ll end up found, so amigo, lay them raises down. Matt Cane’s…

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Personal Opinion

I rarely do these, but we’re on the edge of a new reality and wanted to post my notes as both a chronicle of thoughts and perhaps the start of a…

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Assets Out

What on earth can Ken Holland afford to trade? As a man who believes in building through procurement, the draft offers some options (trading down) but…

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A Trip to Reasonable

One year ago at this time, I projected the Oilers to score 215 goals in 2018-19. They scored 229. I projected the top two lines to score 131 goals, the…

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Who’s Zooming Who?

Watching the Stanley Cup finals, it’s easy to imagine the Oilers (or any team) turning things around immediately by acquiring a quality starting…

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