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The trade that brought Kale Kessy to the Edmonton Oilers was a bad one, but he’s still developing on the farm

2014 Edmonton Oilers prospects: #27 Kale Kessy

It’s unfair to Kale Kessy, who didn’t engineer the trade, but it seems obvious that his progression is always going to be compared to Tobias Rieder, the prospect that the Edmonton Oilers… 561 more words

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2014 NHL Offseason Awards

You know, it’s been over a month since anyone in the big-4 sports scene has won a trophy or an award of any kind (congrats to Germany, but I’m still not counting you for this purpose).  1,505 more words


Famous hockey families of color - "The Lost Episodes"

It was a joy speaking last week with members of the Subban, Vilgrain and Nurse families, famous hockey clans whose children are helping change the face of hockey from youth leagues to the college and professional ranks. 1,195 more words

Frans Tuohimaa, International Man of Mystery, joins Oilers' crease battle from a ways back

2014 Edmonton Oilers prospects: #28 Frans Tuohimaa

It’s not easy to find a young goaltender with a surefire future in the National Hockey League. Ask the Edmonton Oilers, who in the past six years have drafted no fewer than six stoppers, traded for Laurent Brossoit, and dipped into the free agent market time and again for the likes of Ty Rimmer and Chet Pickard. 966 more words

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Should the Edmonton Oilers make a play for Mikhail Grigorenko?

The Buffalo Sabres are blessed with probably the deepest group of prospects in the NHL today. The club further owns three first-round picks in next year’s draft, reputed to be one of the best in recent memory. 679 more words

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Yakupov switches to less enigmatic jersey number

Edmonton’s Nail Yakupov has gone minus-54 this offseason.

Yakupov, the first overall selection at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, has ditched the No. 64 he wore for his first two seasons in the NHL in favor of Shawn Horcoff’s old No. 208 more words

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Unheralded Joey LaLeggia is one of the few Edmonton Oilers' depth prospects well worth keeping an eye on

2014 Edmonton Oilers prospects: #29 Joey LaLeggia

Once per year, we do an annual ranking of the Oilers’ prospects, which means that once a year we write about Joey LaLeggia. 464 more words

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