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Oilers: Nail Yakupov – Trade Bait Or Building Block?

Oilers: Nail Yakupov – Trade Bait Or Building Block?

With the completion of the 2014-15 National Hockey League regular season just around the corner, one cannot help but wonder where the Edmonton Oilers organization will go from here. While […]

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Yakkity Yak! Is Nail Back?

Does Nail Yakupov have a future with the Edmonton Oilers? This question is extremely difficult to answer, largely in part due to Yakupov’s inconsistent success with the Oilers since entering […]

Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

Hockey News: Kadri Scratched for Sleeping in; Carey Price for the Hart

Maple Leafs defenceman Roman Polak will require season ending surgery. [Toronto Star] Guys sleep in all the time. But obviously it’s going to be a huge deal in Toronto. [Puck […]

by · March 10, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
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Oilers Talk: Was it Dallas Eakins’ Fault?

The Edmonton Oilers improved play as of late has sparked an interesting question: did they wait too long to change the coach? Believe it or not, many are wondering if […]

by · February 20, 2015 · 1 comment · Edmonton Oilers
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Are the Edmonton Oilers…Good?

Are the Edmonton Oilers a good hockey team? Now that you’ve finished laughing, I’ll point out that although the Oilers possess a nowhere near winning record, they have become a […]

by · February 18, 2015 · 2 comments · Edmonton Oilers, NHL Coaching
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Q & A with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Edmonton Oilers

He won’t turn 22-years-old until April 12, but Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Edmonton Oilers is already showing that he is mature beyond his years. The first overall selection in the […]

by · February 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
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Oilers Mailbag: Evander Kane, Todd Nelson, and Trades

Q: Do you actually believe it’s realistic for Evander Kane to come to Edmonton? A: I like Evander Kane. I don’t know him personally, and while I understand his character […]

by · February 9, 2015 · 3 comments · Edmonton Oilers
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Fantasy World: Shifting Into Playoff Mode

Playoffs are still a long way off — more than two months in the NHL and at least a full month in fantasy. But with trade deadlines now passing in […]

by · February 3, 2015 · 0 comments · Fantasy
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Edmonton Oilers: Too Soon To Consider Nail Yakupov A Bust?

The start to Nail Yakupov’s NHL career is one that is difficult to put a positive spin on. A No.1 overall pick in 2012, he was expected to be a […]

Oliver Ekman-Larsson? Make it Happen, Oilers

Oliver Ekman-Larsson? Make it Happen, Oilers

There needs to be tempered expectations on this one. Coyotes GM Don Maloney uttered the words that “everybody is up for grabs”, and attention immediately turned to 23 year-old defenceman […]

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Fantasy World: Trade Deadlines Looming

The NHL trade deadline is a date hockey fans always have circled on their calendar. Or at least they used to, back when trades actually happened. It is Monday, March […]

by · January 15, 2015 · 0 comments · Fantasy
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From First to Last: Roy Embracing Move to Oilers

He went from the league’s number one team to the basement dwellers of the NHL and it couldn’t have worked out any better for Derek Roy. The 31-year-old Roy has […]