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Raiding the West: 14 targets the Oilers should consider
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The bad news? Pretty much everything to do with the Oilers 2017-18 season that doesn’t rhyme with Yawner McNavid. The good news? With the best player in the world leading the way and some solid secondary pieces already in place, Edmonton is not far away from once again being a force in the ...
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Recognizing Desperation
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A couple weeks ago, I wrote about Peter Chiarelli being a desperate man who essentially has a few months to fix this franchise and save his own job. As the first round of the playoffs concluded it became clear to me that he isn’t going to be the only General Manager itching to make changes...
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An AJHL Championship is just the begining for the Spruce Grove Saints
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Last Friday, the Spruce Grove Saints defeated the Okotoks Oilers by a score of 3-2 in Game Five of the AJHL’s Championship Series. The win capped off an incredible stretch of hockey that saw them end the regular season on a 20-3 run before losing just once in three best-of-seven series en-route t...
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Humboldt Delivery Update
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It’s been a grind, but we’re getting there! We had 4,000 orders consisting of 7,000 shirts to ship. We began yesterday and today we’re reaching the process of getting your orders in the mail. You don’t realize how big of a number 7,000 actually is until you see 7,000 shirt...
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WWYDW: The goalie situation
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With the Oilers on the outside of the playoffs looking in this spring, there isn’t much to talk about in Oil Country. As a result, a rumour about the Oilers reportedly gearing up to sign KHL goalie Mikko Koskinen to a two-year deal has become the biggest point of conversation around the tea...
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Top 10 Who Got Away: Devan Dubnyk (7)
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From the time he was drafted in 2004, it took Devan Dubnyk the better part of eight years to establish himself, he thought, as the No. 1 goaltender with the Edmonton Oilers. It was a road to The Show that included finishing up his WHL career with the Kamloops Blazers, bouncing around the minor le...
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The Way I See It
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With five days still to go until the Edmonton Oilers win the NHL draft lottery Saturday and send the rest of the league into spasms of indignation, the hot topic around here continues to be the status of the Oilers’ coaching staff. Who leaves? Who stays? Who comes in? The questions about who will...
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Real Life Podcast Episode 70 – Flip phones and full beers
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On this week’s Real Life Podcast, the guys bring you up to date on all things Nation Network and the goings on behind the scenes at Nation HQ. With the Humboldt tribute tees set to be shipped, there is a whole lot going on at the Nation offices and the Real Life Podcast is your...
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The Coaching Carousel
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I’ve been told the Oilers are expecting to have their coaching decisions finalized within the next two weeks. This means we only have about 14 days to continue to speculate on what Todd McLellan’s staff may look like. Yes, I’m assuming we will see some changes behind the bench but I’d also expect...
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RFA Profile: Matt Benning continues to fly under the radar
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Back in the 2016 off-season, the Oilers made a couple of notable NCAA free agent signings. One of them, Drake Caggiula, was applauded by everyone as the gritty forward was coming off an MVP showing for North Dakota, while the other, Matt Benning, was met with a shrug. Benning flew under the radar...
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(Video) Welcome the Minnesota Wild to the No Playoff Party
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The boys are feeling the power of positive thinking and will take some time welcome the freshly eliminated playoff teams to the “No Playoffs Party” as they leave the comfy confines of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Minnesota Wild are the latest team to get punted from the Stanley Cup Playoffs and ...
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Nugent-Hopkins nominated for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy
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According to the Oilers’ Twitter account, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has been nominated for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy. The annual award is issued to the NHL player who “best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice in addition to making humanitarian contributions to his comm...
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Mikko Koskinen: Good signing or Overpayment?
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A report came out today stating the Oilers will sign Mikko Koskinen to a two-year contract at $2.5 million. From my sources, those numbers aren’t 100%, so if a deal is signed I won’t be surprised if it is a bit different than the report, but I won’t be surprised if the Oilers si...
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Iiro Pakarinen leaves Oilers, lands in KHL
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According to Finnish site Iltalehti, Oilers forward Iiro Pakarinen has decided to take his talents to Russia as he as apparently signed a contract with the KHL’s Metallurg Magnitogorsk. I’m sorry, Oilers fans, the Little Buttcheeks era has ended in Edmonton as our favourite Finnish be...
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Former Oilers, Lander and Klinkhammer, win the KHL Gagarin Cup
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They were considered the underdog in the KHL finals but Ak Bars Kazan ended up winning Game 5 by a 1-0 score, with former Edmonton Oiler Rob Klinkhammer scoring the series-winning goal. Going up against CKSA in the KHL final was thought to be an uphill climb for Ak Bars, but with the help of...
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