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WWYDW: Darnell Nurse’s contract – bridge or long term?
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With Ryan Strome signing last week, it seems like one of the last bits of housekeeping the Oilers have to get done is a new deal for defenceman Darnell Nurse. In this week’s What Would You Do Wednesday, I’m asking you what you would do with Darnell Nurse’s next contract? Since b...
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Fise Edmonton 2018 is almost here
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Is your blood pumping yet? We’re only a few days out before the Fise World Tour hits Edmonton! Whether this is your first time hearing about it, or you’ve had it notched on your calendar for months, it’s time to clear your weekend. You’re going to want to attend this Edmon...
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Real Life Podcast Episode 81 – Smiling at strangers and Bieber feat. Chris the Intern
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Crisis in the Real Life Podcast “Warm room” today. Or it would be if it wasn’t for the boys from the Oilersnation podcast (coming this fall) weren’t able to step up and make this dream continue, barely. Chris the Intern, joins the usual crew of Baggedmilk and Wanye with Na...
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Comparing NHL Player Contracts
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Do you know how much income tax you pay? Have you ever sat down and calculated the exact amount? It will vary depending where you live, and if you have I applaud you. I did it once when I was younger, and I now I just know what my “ballpark figure” is. Calculating my own...
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Patrick Maroon signs with St. Louis
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Patrick Maroon will NOT be signed by the Edmonton Oilers this season. Why? Cause the big guy just signed a 1 year deal with the St. Louis Blues. Normally I wouldn’t care about a player that’s not even an Oiler signing for some random team, but this story is different. Maroon, one of t...
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The Oilers have the easiest schedule in the league next year
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A fancy stat just came out and you’re all going to want to listen carefully. Just like in the 2016-17 season, the Edmonton Oilers will have one of the easiest schedules in the league this year and I’m really excited about it. This is based on the games the team plays against tired tea...
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Local artist makes McDavid pictures with wood and a magnifying glass
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I was doing my usual cruise for news this morning when I found this great story about Norman Shewchuk, a Mundare resident that has been making really cool McDavid artwork using wood and a magnifying glass.  Over on the NHL’s main site, they profiled Norman Shewchuk, a 52-year-old artist tha...
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The Bounce: Cam Talbot
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As was the case with just about every member of the Edmonton Oilers, Cam Talbot’s 2017-18 season was a disappointment in comparison to 2016-17, when the Oilers made the playoffs for the first time in a decade with 103 points and went two rounds deep in the post-season. Talbot had his fingerprints...
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Strome adds “visual training’ to his off season training regimen
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Even though I have no idea what “visual training” is, I admire Ryan Strome and his willingness to do what it takes to better his game. In a recent interview with 630 CHED, he said he’s been seeing a specialist in Toronto to try and make his eyes work together. I’ve always ...
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Brodziak Returns Home
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The 2003 NHL entry draft is considered one of the best draft classes in NHL history producing Ryan Getzlaf, Shea Weber, Corey Perry, Eric Staal, Marc-Andre Fleury, Patrice Bergeron, Joe Pavelski, Jeff Carter, Brent Burns, Ryan Kesler, Tomas Vanek, Milan Michalek, Dustin Brown, Mike Richards, Dion...
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Year in Review: Connor McDavid was the league’s most valuable player last season
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This is one part of a player-by-player Year in Review series we’ll be doing over the next couple months as we look back on the 2017-18 Edmonton Oilers season.  2017-18 Edmonton Oilers No. 97: Connor McDavid GP: 82, G: 41, A: 67, PTS: 108 He didn’t win the Hart Trophy as the “pla...
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Monday Mailbag – Have the Oilers done enough to make the playoffs?
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Whether you’re killing company time or reacquainting yourself with your couch because you’re playing hooky from life, the mailbag is here to help you make it through another Monday. As always, I’ve taken five of your questions that need answers from our panel of heroes and experts, drawing ...
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Hot Takes – July Edition
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There’s nothing better than putting together a post-draft/free agency instalment of Hot Takes. Enjoy, or don’t. As a special treat this month I’ve included one Back To The Future quote in this article, first person to find it wins nothing. WIN THE KARLSSON SWEEPSTAKES, WIN THE CUP The Erik Karlss...
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Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers rookie jersey up for auction
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Oilersnation, if ever there was a time to come together and pool all our collective monies into one giant pot, today is that day. One of Wayne Gretzky’s rookie season (1979-80) jerseys is up for auction on a sports memorabilia auction site with the expected sale price is $400,000 US dollars...
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Seravalli: “I’m concerned about the Milan Lucic situation”
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Just when we thought the Milan Lucic trade rumours had died down, Frank Seravalli jumped on Lowetide’s radio show yesterday and stirred the pot up once again.  After sliding through the last few weeks with next to no Lucic news or rumblings aside from Andy Strickland suggesting the Oilers h...
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