1. 2011 NHL Entry Draft: Edmonton Oilers in Familial Territory

    Whereas on the first day of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, the Edmonton Oilers were all about choosing the safest, surefire picks, the second day of the draft saw the Oilers wander into ...

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  2. NHL Mock Draft: An Oilers Refinery Produce Their Top 10 Lists

    Hello Bleacher Report and Refinery readers! I want you all to welcome our newest addition, furiouszczerkawski! Nick Frost is a longtime writer and editor with the Gateway at ...

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  3. 2011 NHL Free Agent Faceoff Specialists: Should the Oilers Pursue Scott Nichol?

    According to this TSN article , the Sharks don't plan to re-sign Scott Nichol , their fourth line center. The 36-year-old Edmonton native played 56 games and scored seven points until he was knocked out by Maxim Lapierre on a questionable hit...

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  4. Doogie2K Presents – Winnipeg's New Team: What's in a Name?

    ARTICLE COURTESY OF DOOGIE2K OF STILLNONAME SPORTS AND ROBERTSON’S RANTS ON PUCK PODCAST! With the Stanley Cup Final now concluded, it’s time to start looking at the off-ice business to be conducted this summer...

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  5. Going From Camp Seguin To Camp Hall: An Oiler Fan's Journey

    Now this is going to come as a shock to you, but right up until the 2010 NHL Entry Draft began, I was still sitting in the Tyler Seguin camp...

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  6. Tyler Seguin vs. Taylor Hall

    There's a lot of questions that need to be answered about which player the Edmonton Oilers will choose 1st overall at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Split into categories of the offensive, defensive and intangibles, I try to help explain their differences...

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  7. Patience Key to The Edmonton Oilers' Deadline Deals

    Patience. That was the key word in the Oilers' long term plans going into the trade deadline. Now that it has been a little while since the trades were completed, it may be appropriate to gauge how successful this year's deadline was...

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  8. The Writing Was on the Wall: Goodbye To Steady Steve and Slick Lubo

    Lubomir Visnovsky was my favorite Oiler. The trade for Ryan Whitney was an overpayment in my opinion, considering there's only $1.6 million in savings and the throw-in pick was a sixth...

    Antony Ta Written by Antony Ta about over 4 years ago 185 reads 9 comments

  9. NHL Trade Deadline: For Edmonton Oilers, Success Is Relative

    While the obvious answer to the question "Who is untouchable?" is usually that whomever owns a value contract won't be moved, this isn't always the case...

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  10. Edmonton Oilers Trade Deadline Wishlist

    In the photo above, some of Ethan Moreau's fine handiwork is on display. Moreau upends Mike Weaver behind the Blues net. The Oilers' captain Moreau is one of many players rumoured to be on the way out of Edmonton...

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  11. 2010 Winter Olympics: Canada Chases Nabokov En Route to Semifinal

    Here is the Team Canada that people have been waiting to see. Team Canada shuffled the lines after the Team Germany win in an attempt to get more out of their forwards. It worked...

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  12. "F" for Effort: Brodeur and Perry Demonstrate How to Lose a Game

    These are the Olympic Winter Games. And this is men's ice hockey. In most winter sports—Olympics or otherwise—the difference between a podium finish and a sixth place finish could be as little as a hundredth of a second...

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  13. Nikolai Khabibulin Hammered for DUI

    They say that no news is good news. When it comes to the Oilers this season, the trend seems to be twice as true. For a season that has amounted to great disappointment and many man games lost, ...

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  14. Saying All the Right Things: Oilers' Daryl Katz Ready To Make Changes

    As per TSN , Oilers' owner Daryl Katz addressed Edmonton fans today in a rare interview with Bob Stauffer on 630 CHED...

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  15. Edmonton Oilers: Is Rebuilding or Retooling the Right Answer? Does It Matter?

    With the Oilers firmly entrenched at the lowliest depths of the NHL's standings, one of the major questions being asked right now is: is it time to retool or rebuild? The major consensus right ...

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  16. The Dismal Oilers Rebuilding Hits a Snag: A Season In Review:

    I say "A Season in Review" because that's essentially what it is. The season has been over for a long time now. Now, I'm not about to pretend that injuries or bad luck are the most important deciding factor...

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  17. Olympic Hopeful Dustin Penner No Longer Riding Shotgun to Ducks Trio

    News has filtered down from Steve Yzerman and the secretive Team Canada roster selection process that Dustin Penner and Corey Perry have been added to the list of Olympic hopefuls. It's about time...

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  18. What Is the Tipping Point for the Edmonton Falcons... Er... Oilers?

    News came in today that the Los Angeles Kings, hit with a mere 39 man games lost to injury this season, called up Brayden Schenn on an emergency basis after Andrei Loktionov injured his shoulder in the Wednesday match against the Oilers...

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  19. Oilers-Coyotes: Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers Hits Reset, Edmonton Responds

    (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Ulan) After a disappointing and demoralizing loss against the Chicago Blackhawks Saturday, it would be easy for the Edmonton Oilers to feel bad for themselves, falling under ...

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  20. Edmonton Oilers: An Ocean or a Stone's Throw Away From Delivering?

    When GM Steve Tambellini and Kevin Lowe were forced to let Craig MacTavish go due to a few seasons of little success, many in the organization looked like they were ready to ask the tough questions...

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  21. Sticking to the Program: Edmonton Oilers Come from Behind Against Avs

    In the middle of the week when all the sports media could talk about was how much the they had been losing as of late, the Edmonton Oilers ground out a gritty, come-from-behind win against the Northwest-division leaders, the Colorado Avalanche...

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  22. Can the Edmonton Oilers Return To Early Season Form?

    One of the advantages enjoyed by the Oilers early on in the season was that they could roll any of their four lines and expect some level of offensive spark and defensive competence...

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  23. The Edmonton Falcons...Er...Thunder...Er...Oilers Take the Ice

    Wow: what a string of injuries. In addition to the already long string of injuries on the Oilers roster, today there was news that both Fernando Pisani and Patrick O'Sullivan have sustained injuries...

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  24. The Long Road to Edmonton: Ryan O'Marra Recalled

    It's been a while since Ryan O'Marra was one of the key pieces of the Ryan Smyth trade puzzle. Now he's the forgotten jigsaw. It took an injury to the other key piece of the same trade, Kenta's kid Robert, to finally usher him to the stage in Edmonton...

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  25. Jean-Sebastien Giguere to Detroit Red Wings: A Match Made in Heaven?

    Jean-Sebastien Giguere, the star of the (Mighty) Ducks' 2003 Western Conference Quarterfinals victory over the President's Trophy winners from Michigan, was quoted today as saying he'd rather retire than spend the season backing up Jonas Hiller...

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