Oilers at No. 100: Matej Blumel

One of the USHL burners, he’s a winger and he’s a May 2000 (overager). Red Line Report: Explosive skater with the ability to fill lanes and…

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Oilers at 85: Ilya Konovalov

The Oilers take a goalie and go Russia. He turns 21 in July. Corey Pronman:…

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Oilers at No. 38: Raphael Lavoie

I had him No. 26, this is excellent value. Adam Sherren: “Lavoie is a big…

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2019 DRAFT DAY TWO: THE NEED FOR SPEED

Ken Holland’s first draft pick as general manager of the Edmonton Oilers…

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Oilers at No. 8: Philip Broberg

Craig Button, TSN: “Elite skating defenceman makes it very difficult to…

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Here Comes the Sun 2019 (Draft Edition)

The first draft I paid attention to from October to June was 1974. The 1973 edition had some questions I couldn’t answer, mostly involving why Bob…

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Draft Week Post No. 4: 16 Shells from a Thirty-ought six.

I don’t know how this well end, but will bet all of my money that Ken Holland won’t be bullied. It sounds like a young man has had enough,…

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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. Can you imagine being a scout in an obscure area, maybe no one else scouts…

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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? Nelson Bunker Hunt invented his brother Herbert and then the two of them…

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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 in play, certainly by the time the name Milan Lucic leaked. In 2017, this…

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Buyouts, and You

Ken Holland is a famous general manager, so it’s easy to believe we know everything about him. Do you know his buyout history? Me either. THE ATHLETIC!…

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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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