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Cult of Hockey: Multiple-time teammates Martin Marincin & Brandon Davidson still have plenty in common

Six years out from the draft of 2010, then-Edmonton Oilers picks Martin Marincin and Brandon Davidson continue to share some very interesting commonalities. The latest parallel occurred on Friday, when Marincin avoided arbitration by signing a very Davidson-like extension with his current team, the Toronto Maple Leafs. 1,895 more words

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Cult of Hockey: the deleterious impact of hard minutes on Schultz, Klefbom, Marincin & Nurse

What happens when you play a defenceman two or three two slots too high in the line-up?

The spotty careers of Justin Schultz and Martin Marincin with the Edmonton Oilers are what happens. 1,354 more words

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Cult of Hockey: Just how valuable is Oscar Klefbom?

The legend of Oscar Klefbom is way hardcore.

A great many Oilers fans and bloggers see Klefbom as Edmonton’s best defenceman. Indeed, there’s hardly a week go by, if not a show on… 760 more words

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Cult of Hockey: Should the Oilers have kept Martin Marincin and passed on Griffin Reinhart?

It’s a good time to be Marty Marincin. The former Edmonton Oilers blue-liner has been logging big minutes with the Toronto Maple Leafs lately and generally earning strong reviews. 821 more words

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Cult of Hockey: Is Chiarelli turning around "amazing" failure of the Oilers?

Are the Edmonton Oilers making any progress? It certainly doesn’t look that way to New York hockey writer Stan Fischler, 83, who has been covering hockey longer than anyone else in the business. 1,180 more words

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