Middle of the Road

Ilya Konovalov is 21, and has posted two strong KHL seasons to my eye. Save percentages of .930 and .912. He has one more season on his Russian deal and…

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Till the End of the Day

The 2020-21 season will be an important one for Tyler Benson and Cooper Marody….

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Sailing

The first time “Swedish Poster” graced the pages of Lowetide came…

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The Edge of Night

The Oilers 2016 entry draft rolls along like molasses in January. Not content…

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Joyride

The Edmonton Oilers added another free agent yesterday, while the Bakersfield…

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Oilers sign Haas, fans haapy

Gaetan Haas is a wildly popular player for a man who scored just five goals in his first NHL season. I did the season ending grades for The Athletic and…

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Reminiscing

The draft represents both closure and renewal. The ‘harvest moon’ posts come at the end of the draft, usually late afternoon and sometimes…

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Vertigo

The 2002 trade that saw the Oilers send Jochen Hecht to Buffalo for 2 second-rounders featured Darcy Regier looking like he was about to pass out with…

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Running Scared

During the “Coke Machine” era, the Oilers would routinely draft kids 40+ slots before one might have expected them to go. Geoff Paukovich was NA#80…

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Sweet Little ’16

Every year I rank the draft and in 2016 I had the early stages of the Oilers list surrounded. Jesse Puljujarvi went No. 4 (I had him No. 3), Tyler Benson…

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Teenage Wasteland

How many truly talented forwards are available in the 2020 draft? Is it possible the Oilers could deliver more than one future NHL player, something the…

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Memory

Do you remember the Oilers record at the time the season stopped? Do you know how many points Edmonton is behind Vegas? Ahead of Calgary? Is Oakland still…

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The 100 best players in the 2020 draft

A report yesterday from Pierre Lebrun suggests the NHL might proceed with a June entry draft no matter the state of the 2020 playoffs. Music! To celebrate,…

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