1. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: An Overview Of The NHL's Next Star

    With the Oilers season going as expected, the future still looks bright. Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Magnus Paajarvi and the rest of the bunch have the potential to accomplish great things for the City of Champions...

    Salim Valji Written by Salim Valji about 4 years ago 988 reads 2 comments

  2. Is Shawn Horcoff the Real GM of the Edmonton Oilers?

    Forget Jordan Eberle, Linus Omark or Sam Gagner; the legacy of the Kevin Lowe managerial era is the albatross of a contract he gave to Shawn Horcoff, a contract with a cap hit of $5...

    Salim Valji Written by Salim Valji about 4 years ago 719 reads 9 comments

  3. Linus Omark: Will He Ever Make The Edmonton Oilers?

    We used to know him by his YouTube videos, scoring goals that made Sidney Crosby stand up and applaud. Now we know him by his five goal coming-out party in the AHL against the Toronto Marlies...

    Salim Valji Written by Salim Valji about 4 years ago 960 reads 4 comments

  4. Edmonton Oilers: A Preview Of the Second Battle of Alberta This Saturday

    We all know the story by now. "Eberle with a two on one, toe drags over Ian White, back hand for hand, top shelf over Mikka Kiprusoff, what a goal!" After a memorable debut in ...

    Salim Valji Written by Salim Valji about 4 years ago 387 reads 2 comments

  5. Edmonton Oilers: Bandwagon Jumpers Be Warned

    My favourite hockey memory happened two years ago. I was at a game between the Oilers and the Minnesota Wild, with my grandpa; who hadn’t been to a game in over twenty years...

    Salim Valji Written by Salim Valji about 4 years ago 1,059 reads 5 comments

  6. Taylor Hall: What An Edmonton Oiler Diehard Expects This Season

    Training camps have yet to begin and yet Oiler fans are already salivating over the new faces of the franchise...

    Salim Valji Written by Salim Valji about over 4 years ago 1,480 reads 5 comments

  7. Will Edmonton Oilers Change Draft Strategy with Renney Now at Helm?

    Today we were given news that Pat Quinn would not be at the helm come next season, instead becoming a Senior Hockey Adviser, a position similar to that of Scotty Bowman in Chicago...

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  8. Busts, Sleepers and No. 1 Picks: Salim Valji's NHL Mock Draft

    Salim Valji gives you his first mock NHL Draft 2010. Where will Taylor Hall go? Could Tyler Seguin be available after Boston? What about the three stud defensemen (Fowler, Gormley, ...

    Salim Valji Written by Salim Valji about over 4 years ago 1,183 reads 15 comments

  9. 2010 NHL Draft: What Dale Tallon Will Do With Pick #3

    Dale Tallon was just hired as the General Manager of the Florida Panthers. It will be hard to tell how much control of the draft war room he actually has; but we have to assume that this pick will be his...

    Salim Valji Written by Salim Valji about over 4 years ago 575 reads 33 comments

  10. Could Tyler Seguin Fall Past Boston?

    The Boston Bruins own the luxury of having a top-three pick and a playoff calibre-team; and in spite of the historic collapse which took place this past spring, they have the ability to regain their status as an upper-echelon team in the NHL...

    Salim Valji Written by Salim Valji about over 4 years ago 2,251 reads 50 comments

  11. Dissecting the Draft: What to Expect from the Oilers Come June 24

    The Edmonton Oilers obtained the first overall pick at this year's draft for a reason: last year they stunk. And so the debate has begun as to Tyler or Taylor. The potential game-breaking forward or the prototypical center to build around...

    Salim Valji Written by Salim Valji about over 4 years ago 755 reads 5 comments

  12. Walking the Line: Sami Salo: When Does Courage Become Cowardice?

    Courage always seems to show itself in some unique fashion during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It's either the superstar forward who, only after his season has ended, reveals he played ...

    Salim Valji Written by Salim Valji about over 4 years ago 399 reads 2 comments

  13. Should Edmonton Trade Up the Opportunity To Draft Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin?

    The silver lining in this cold harsh April winter here in Edmonton is that either Hall or Seguin will be wearing the copper and blue mere months from now...

    Salim Valji Written by Salim Valji about over 4 years ago 734 reads 1 comments

  14. It's All About You, Sid

    Right now who would not love to be a Canadian, eh?  You can get a free lung transplant, skate to work, and best of all the Olympics are in your backyard.  What's more is that Alexandre Bilodeau won a gold on home soil for the first time...

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  15. Salim Valji's Best Bet: NHL Games on Monday, October 5

    This is the first in a series of bi-weekly articles where Salim Valji gives the breakdown of the NHL games on schedule for that night, and gives you his picks...

    Salim Valji Written by Salim Valji about 5 years ago 84 reads 0 comments

  16. Should the Edmonton Oilers Go After Nikolai Zherdev?

    Despite the Edmonton Journal reporting that the Oilers have no interest in him, the question has to be posed as to whether or not the Edmonton Oilers should attempt to sign enigmatic winger Nikolai Zherdev...

    Salim Valji Written by Salim Valji about over 5 years ago 227 reads 6 comments

  17. Thank the Good Lord I'm a Toronto Blue Jays Fan

    It was 60 years ago that Joe DiMaggio uttered those famous words, "I want to thank the good lord I'm a Yankee." In that light, I, Salim Valji am going to write the words, "Thank the good lord I'm a Blue Jays fan...

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  18. What Moves Should the Atlanta Thrashers Make This Off-Season?

    Another season, another disappointment for the Atlanta Thrashers, who failed to make the playoffs in back-to-back years...

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  19. Salim Valji, Anaheim Ducks General Manager

    Considering how close the Anaheim Ducks were to dealing Chris Pronger at the deadline, a second round playoff exit should be considered a success...

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  20. Edmonton Oilers' Recent Autograph Session Reveals True Colors

    Erik Cole hasn't had the year any Edmonton Oilers fans predicted. At times he looks fantastic and like someone who can carry the team on his back, whereas at other times he looks like a complete waste of $4 million...

    Salim Valji Written by Salim Valji about almost 6 years ago 742 reads 5 comments

  21. Canada Needs To Start Embracing Black Athletes

    Here, in Canada, we pride ourselves on the acceptance of others. Heck, to many, it’s our identity as a nation. But do we embrace these other people, or just accept and tolerate them? For ...

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  22. Preview of Tonight's Edmonton Oiler's Game

    The Edmonton Oilers come into tonight's tilt against Los Angeles to try and shake off an embarrassing 4-3 loss against Detroit last Thursday, where they gave up three goals in the first period alone...

    Salim Valji Written by Salim Valji about 6 years ago 209 reads 0 comments

  23. Edmonton Oilers Season Preview, Part Three: Forwards

    Projected Lines:Erik Cole-Shawn Horcoff-Ales HemskyRobert Nilsson-Andrew Cogliano-Sam GagnerDustin Penner-Fernando Pisani-Ethan MoreauKyle Brodziak-Marc-Antoine Pouliot-Zach StortiniThe ...

    Salim Valji Written by Salim Valji about 6 years ago 506 reads 4 comments

  24. Edmonton Oilers Season Preview Part Two: Defense

    Projected Pairings Visnovsky—Souray Gilbert—Staios Grebeshkov—Smid There are two major aspects of defense: the offense of defense, and the defense of defense...

    Salim Valji Written by Salim Valji about over 6 years ago 728 reads 6 comments

  25. Edmonton Oilers Season Preview Part One: Everything Starts in the Crease

    Everything starts in the crease, and in Edmonton, everything starts with Matthieu Garon and Dwayne Roloson. It seems as though Garon will enter the season as the starter, with Roloson as an adequate veteran backup...

    Salim Valji Written by Salim Valji about over 6 years ago 559 reads 2 comments