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Weekly Rumours – The Brassard Saga and the RFAs
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Remember when we thought @Derick Brassard was going to be an Oiler? Those were good times. Now, we’ll likely have to go through another couple of weeks without any significant Oilers new. That, combined with more RFA drama, sparked the rumour mill and made writing this weeks rumour report a...
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TEN TIDBITS: Mid-August Edition
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It’s the middle of August and while you may think it’s a super slow time of year for Oilers news there always seem to be a few things to discuss. THE BRASSARD ERA The @Derick Brassard era was just so much fun. First, Laraque tweets he’s going to sign a one year deal, then on...
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Cooper Marody Looking to Breakout in Hockey and Music
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@Cooper Marody will turn 23 on December 20th and where he will celebrate his birthday is undetermined. He could be in his second season in Bakersfield, or he could a member of the @Edmonton Oilers. Marody had an excellent rookie season with the Condors, scoring 19 goal and 64 points in 58 games. ...
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Baggedmilk on #theLOCKERROOM: Derick Brassard, Jesse Puljujarvi, and Annoying Technologies
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Welcome, dear friends, to another episode of Baggedmilk’s adventures in radio. As I do every Wednesday, I jumped on the 95.7 Cruz FM airwaves to talk to the boys at The Locker Room about what’s going on with the @Jesse Puljujarvi, @Derick Brassard, and the @Edmonton Oilers in general. To start of...
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Can the Oilers powerplay be better next season?
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Last season, the Oilers powerplay was actually pretty good. They ranked 9th in powerplay percentage, 13th in powerplay goals scored, and 16th in shorthanded goals against. It’s hard to complain about the season they had, but I will. The team only had four players (Draisaitl, McDavid, Nugent-Hopki...
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Report: Oilers close to signing Derick Brassard
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The Edmonton Oilers are close to signing C Derick Brassard to a one-year contract, former Oilers tough guy Georges Laraque reported Tuesday night. In a tweet, Laraque called it a “great signing.” I’m hearing in Edmonton that Derick Brassard is about to sign a 1 year deal with @Edmonto...
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State of The System: There’s plenty of competition for positions among Oilers forwards
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A major area of concern for the Oilers over the past couple of seasons has been a lack of depth up front. Behind @Connor McDavid, @Leon Draisaitl, and @Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, there hasn’t been much to write home about, and spreading those three aforementioned players to maximize the lineup ha...
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Inside the Nation: More Puljujarvi drama, Draisaitl goal predictions, and the #SummerOfLineys
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Happy Tuesday, Nation! As always, Dusty Nielson is back with another edition of Inside the Nation to break down all things Edmonton Oilers and make sense of what’s happening with the franchise we’re all doomed to love. To start off today’s episode, Dusty jumps into things with yet another l...
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Poker Face
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Even though absolutely nothing has changed in the impasse between Jesse Puljujarvi and the Edmonton Oilers since he first made it known publicly that he wants a fresh start someplace else, the Finnish winger and agent Markus Lehto keep re-stating their position. We get it, Jesse. So does Oilers&#...
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Nation Real Life Episode 135: Talking hockey with Shawn Belle and Joaquin Cage
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In the past, they combined to play 28 games with the Edmonton Oilers. This week, they combined to give us 90 minutes of fantastic podcast content! Joaquin Gage & Shawn Belle stopped by the Real Life Studio to discuss their hockey careers, grinding through the minor leagues, playing in Edmonto...
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James Neal: Looking To Get Back In The “Flow” Of Things.
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James Neal scored 24 goals in his rookie season with the Dallas Stars, and over the next nine seasons, he produced 21+ goals each year. The fewest, 21, came in the lockout-shortened 2013 season and the most, 40, occurred the previous year, 2012, both with the Pittsburgh Penguins. In the first ten...
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PROJECTION SEASON: The Hockey News
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It’s a sure sign that another NHL season is just around the corner; hockey pool guides have started to hit the shelves across Canada. I’m a big-time fantasy sports junkie so finding a pool mag is just as good Christmas morning in the Nielson household. A trip to Montreal two weekends ago gave me ...
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Monday Mailbag – What to do with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins?
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What have we here, my friends? A brand new mailbag for a brand new week! I hope each of you had an excellent weekend and that you used the time to live your best lives. With everyone back at work for another week, I wanted to put together something to read and help you kill...
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Oilers newcomer Joakim Nygard skating with Oscar Klefbom
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One of the Edmonton Oilers’ longest-tenured players is getting an up-close and personal look at one of the teams newest acquisitions. Spending his summer in his hometown Karlstad, Sweden, Oilers defenceman Oscar Klefbom is skating with a group of NHL’ers including Marcus Johansson, Jo...
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My birthday wish
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Ah, yes, another year around the sun. My 24th came yesterday and knowing well I had my weekend columns to write here, I got thinking about what I want most for the Edmonton Oilers. Growing up a young Oilers fan, I’ve seen some things. Some uh… less than pleasant things at that. My fir...
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