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Nail Yakupov (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

Should the Oilers Trade Nail Yakupov?

Nail Yakupov has certainly been a hot topic of conversation in recent days. He had already been talked about early in the season as trade bait, his ice cold start […]

by · November 14, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers, Trades Contracts and Transactions
Nail Yakupov (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

The Nail Yakupov Drama and Why it’s Happening.

For a junior hockey player, getting drafted first overall is a dream come true. When a team has the option of choosing any prospect, but decides it wants you above […]

by · November 13, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers
(Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

Struggling Flyers & Oilers Reportedly Talking Trades

Sitting at 14th in both the Eastern and Western Conferences, the Philadelphia Flyers and Edmonton Oilers certainly are not happy with how their seasons have gone so far.  For the […]

by · November 11, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers
Ilya Bryzgalov as a member of the Coyotes. Photo by Wes Cunningham).

The Oilers Trade Ladislav Smid and Sign Ilya Bryzgalov

Early in this young NHL season, there have been numerous trade rumors surrounding the Edmonton Oilers. Not uncommon when a team that is supposed to (but wasn’t ready to) take […]

by · November 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers
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Edmonton Oilers Prospect Watch: Mitchell Moroz

The first edition in the 2013-14 season of a monthly feature that profiles the Edmonton Oilers top prospects Mitchell Moroz Age: 19 Team: Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) Position: Left Wing Drafted: […]

by · November 8, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers, Prospects
Mark Arcobello made himself known by starting off the season with ten assists, but can he keep up the pace? (Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

Mark Arcobello a Bright Spot in a Dismal Start to Oilers Season

The start to the 2013-14 Edmonton Oilers season has not gone as planned. An understatement to be sure. Positives are few and far between with many players underachieving or simply […]

by · November 6, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers
Nail Yakupov (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

The Oilers and the Art of Asset Management

The NHL lives in a salary cap world. A world that requires teams to draft well and develop properly. And it’s a world that places a great deal of emphasis […]

by · November 5, 2013 · 1 comment · Edmonton Oilers
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The Jumbled Pacific Division: An Early Season Recap

I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird, and not enough the bad luck of the early worm — Franklin D. Roosevelt After just over […]

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Why the Edmonton Oilers Rebuild is Different from other Teams

The Edmonton Oilers dropped a 4-0 decision at home to the Toronto Maple Leafs last night. Unlike some other games this season, where the guys played well enough but the […]

by · October 30, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers
Nazem Kadri with Maple Leaf teammates Luke Schenn and Tomas Kaberle. Photo Courtesy Bridget Samules on Flicker.

Leafs vs. Oilers Preview (October 29th)

It’s the start of a long week for the Maple Leafs, who start on a 3-game road trip throughout Western Canada. Their first foe will be the injury-plagued Edmonton Oilers, […]

(Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE)

Richard Bachman Strong in Oilers Loss to Kings

Another game, another loss for the Edmonton Oilers. But somewhere, in the midst of the wilderness, a light shines from the Oilers crease. A diamond in the rough perhaps? An […]

by · October 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers
What the Leafs won't be doing this summer? Playing hockey. (Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE)

The Week Ahead in Leafland

After three games, I wrote about the Leafs being undefeated. Was I getting a bit ahead of myself? Yes, of course I was. But now 12 games in, they are sitting […]

by · October 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks