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Ales Hemsky (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

Why is Ales Hemsky still an Edmonton Oiler?

Back in April, Edmonton Oilers General Manager Craig MacTavish had a very clear plan for what he wanted his team to look like in the upcoming season. Since then, part […]

by · August 7, 2013 · 2 comments · Edmonton Oilers
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Are the Edmonton Oilers Finally a Playoff Contender?

The Edmonton Oilers roster is evolving. They have a smattering of young, speedy, skilled forwards, and a few grizzled vets sprinkled throughout the lineup. There hasn’t been any really blockbuster […]

by · August 1, 2013 · 1 comment · Edmonton Oilers
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Vegas Speaks: The Five Most Overrated NHL Teams for 2013-14

Last year, I penned a piece regarding what I believed to be the five most overrated NHL teams going into the 2012-13 NHL season, based upon Vegas Insider’s odds for […]

Would the return on Gagner be enough?

Oilers, Sam Gagner Agree to New Contract

The Edmonton Oilers didn’t want to lose Sam Gagner. At least not now. Their depth chart at the center ice position is painfully thin. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins won’t be ready to […]

by · July 22, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers
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Will Ales Hemsky be an Edmonton Oiler in 2013-14?

It’s been said before, and more recently by GM Craig MacTavish, that it may be best for everyone if Ales Hemsky and the Edmonton Oilers parted ways. Unfortunately the situation is […]

by · July 22, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers
The Oilers took Darnell Nurse with the 2013 7th overall  pick (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

Oilers a Cautionary Tale For the Colorado Avalanche

For a time, the Edmonton Oilers were considered a template for how teams in patient (read: Canadian) cities rebuild.  The mantra was as follows: Strip the team of expensive contracts, […]

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Who Should be the Next Oilers Captain?

With the departure of Shawn Horcoff, the Edmonton Oilers were left with more than a vacancy at centre. They now have no captain. Wearing the “C” the last three seasons, […]

by · July 18, 2013 · 2 comments · Edmonton Oilers
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Stuck in the Middle: Center Ice Concerns for the Oilers.

Jonathan Toews. Anze Kopitar. Patrice Bergeron. Sidney Crosby. Pavel Datsyuk. Ryan Getzlaf. Rod Brind’Amour. All-star team? Close. They are the number one centers of the all Stanley Cup champions since […]

by · July 11, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers
David Perron worth considering (Tim Vizer/Icon SMI)

Perron and Paajarvi Make for an Even Deal

When looking at trades as they happen, it’s rare that you see a deal that is even from the start. Although some would argue, the Blues and Oilers made a […]

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Oilers Trade Magnus Paajarvi to the Blues for David Perron

When he was drafted 10th overall in 2009, Magnus Paajarvi came with a lot of expectations. His size and raw talent suggested he would be an impact player at the […]

by · July 11, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers, Trades Contracts and Transactions
Ladislav Smid won't put up tremendous offensive stats, but he will be responsible in his own end. (Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE)

More Deals to Come on Oilers Blueline?

It’s no secret that the Edmonton Oilers defense has needed an upgrade. There are multiple holes to fill and some star power needed. There are some excellent building blocks in […]

by · July 10, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers, Trades Contracts and Transactions
Ference (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

Edmonton Oilers Add Needed Grit, Toughness and Depth

Craig MacTavish and the Edmonton Oilers haven’t made the big splash everyone was anticipating and hoping for, at least not yet. Expectations are running high and based on MacTavish’s proclamations […]

by · July 8, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers, Free Agents