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Brett Pollock looks to elevate offensive role with Edmonton Oil Kings

Edmonton Journal Curtis Lazar’s No. 1 goal is to play in the National Hockey League this coming season, something the Edmonton Oil Kings may have to accept. And that’s OK with the likes of forward...
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Former Edmonton Oilers Oilers prospect Taylor Fedun eager for fresh start

Edmonton Journal Taylor Fedun still has that mechanical engineering degree in his back pocket — any guy who can build a hovercraft as a school thesis can probably get a high-paying job in the real world...
  • 16 hr 45 min ago

Gallagher: Bettman has changed his tune on NHL expansion

Edmonton Journal It wasn’t very long ago that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was treating talk of expansion as though he was being asked if he’d like an epidemic of Ebola. But recently the nature of the...
  • 19 hr 12 min ago

Edmonton Arena District Joint Adventure Announces Construction of Edmonton's Tallest Tower

NHL.com EDMONTON (Aug. 26, 2014) – The Edmonton Arena District (EAD) joint venture, between Katz Group and WAM Development Group, announced today the construction of Edmonton’s newest and tallest tower...
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Oilers optimistic Schultz deal will get done before training camp

Edmonton Journal With Edmonton Oilers’ training camp only 25 days away, there is still one piece of unfinished business — getting Justin Schultz signed. There’s a possibility the defenceman may...
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Cult of Hockey: Marincin has potential for a top Oilers’ blue-line job

Edmonton Journal There’s much hope vested in Edmonton Oilers defenceman Martin Marincin, but what can be reasonably expected from the 22-year-old in his second National Hockey League season? If Oilers coach...
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’84 Stanley Cup Reunion Sold Out

NHL.com (news@edmontonoilers.com) — The Edmonton Oilers announced today the 1984 Stanley Cup Reunion scheduled for Rexall Place on Friday, October 10 sold out in less than one hour this morning.The event will provide Oilers fans the...
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Longtime goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere retires after 16 NHL seasons

Edmonton Journal DENVER — Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere is retiring after 16 NHL seasons in which he won 262 games, a Conn Smythe Trophy and a Stanley Cup championship. The Colorado Avalanche say Giguere...
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It's official: CEO Tim Leiweke to leave MLSE

Edmonton Journal Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment has started looking for a new chief executive officer. The company says current CEO Tim Leiweke will continue in his role until June 30, 2015 or until a successor...
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NY Islanders sold to former Washington Capitals co-owner; terms not revealed

Edmonton Journal UNIONDALE, N.Y. - The New York Islanders have announced that the team is being sold to a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor.
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Edmonton Oilers to host reunion bash of entire 1984 Stanley Cup-winning team at Rexall Place

Edmonton Journal The Boys on the Bus -- all 25 of them, including stars Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Paul Coffey, Jari Kurri and Grant Fuhr -- will reunite at Rexall Place on Oct. 10 for a reunion event marking...
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Oilers to Host 1984 Stanley Cup Reunion at Rexall Place

NHL.com (news@edmontonoilers.com) — (Edmonton, AB) August 19, 2014 – The stars have aligned to reunite the entire roster of the 1984 Stanley Cup Champion Edmonton Oilers, one of the greatest teams in the history of the game, on...
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Settlement reached in Todd Bertuzzi Steve Moore lawsuit: reports

Edmonton Journal An agreement has been reached in the Todd Bertuzzi Steve Moore case, according to various reports. Legal reps for Todd Bertuzzi and Steve Moore are deep into discussions aimed at arriving at a...
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Cult of Hockey: Edmonton Oilers star Jordan Eberle called out for “lack of fight?” What?!

Edmonton Journal It’s the NHL’s silly season. Fans are now dreaming their perpetually losing team can turn it around, while commentators come up with wild predictions and wacky commentary. Some of the...
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‘I’ve never felt better’ — Jordan Eberle (with video)

Edmonton Journal Leduc — There is still a month left in another long off-season, which is far too long as far as Jordan Eberle is concerned. One of the longest-serving players on the Edmonton Oilers’...
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Oilers sign third-overall pick Draisaitl to entry-level contract

Edmonton Journal EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Leon Draisaitl, the third overall pick in the 2014 NHL entry draft, to a three-year entry-level contract.
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Oilers sign Draisaitl

NHL.com (news@edmontonoilers.com) — The Edmonton Oilers announced today, they have signed centre Leon Draisaitl to a three-year entry level contract.Draisaitl, who was selected 3rd overall in the 2014 NHL Draft, played in 64 games...
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Oilers to celebrate 30th anniversary of 1984 Stanley Cup team

Edmonton Journal For hockey fans into nostalgia, the Edmonton Oilers’ first Stanley Cup-winning team will get together for a few days in October. Dates and details haven’t been announced, but the...
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Florida Panthers prospect Aaron Ekblad leaves Canadian world junior camp with concussion

Edmonton Journal BROSSARD, Que. — Aaron Ekblad suffered a concussion in Canada’s world junior exhibition game against the Czech Republic and will miss the rest of summer development camp. Hockey Canada...
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Cult of Hockey: Oilers hire blogger Tyler Dellow as hockey analytics consultant

Edmonton Journal A significant development in Oil Country on Tuesday, with the news that the club has hired Tyler Dellow, an analytics whiz whose Edmonton Oilers-based blog MC79hockey has been a staple of the...
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Blog Articles

The Season Ahead: A Look Between the Pipes

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — As I continue my look at the season ahead I thought that it might be time to actually take a look at the Oilers roster. And because I think goalies are the hockey equivalent of voodoo I'll start...
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August Amnesia: 2014 Edition

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Derek Zona) — What year is it?
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Clog in the Defensive Pipeline

SBN: The Copper & Blue (WildcatOil) — For a few years now we've heardabout how the Defenceman Shelf in the Oilers Prospect Store is stocked full. Well as much talent and potential as there appears to be, I feel like there is a very...
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The Season Ahead: Why I Still Have Hope

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — Still I cling to the hope, as stupid and irrational as it may be, that everything will break right for the Oilers and when the dust clears they'll be a lot better than I expected. This year the...
  • 6 days ago
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Greatness Via Osmosis?

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Derek Zona) — Can one of the greatest teams of all time rub off on one of the worst?
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The Season Ahead: What I'm Looking Forward To

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — I hate it, but no matter how much the Oilers disappointed me the season before, by mid August I start to get excited about and to look forward to in the new season. These days it's tougher to find...
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Can The Oilers Improve To 2008-09 Levels?

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Derek Zona) — 2008-09, we long for thee?
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Ryan Batty On Inside Sports

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Copper and Blue Staff) — Last night Ryan was on Inside Sports. Almost everything was discussed.
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The NHL Updates its Terms of Service

SBN: The Copper & Blue (OilFanInYYC) — Changes to the NHL's website Terms of Service may have a direct impact on hockey analytics.
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Caution: Oilers Goaltending Situation

SBN: The Copper & Blue (jjerms12) — I fear that the team's incredible failure last season has a better than zero chance of repeating itself for one reason: the goaltending situation is eerily similar to what it was at the start of...
  • 13 days ago
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Dallas Eakins, Defender Of Critics

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Derek Zona) — "...of course he was."
  • 13 days ago
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Draisaitl Signs Three-Year Entry-Level Contract

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — Some news from Oilers land this morning, the team and their newest first round selection, Leon Draisaitl have agreed to terms on a three-year entry-level contract.
  • 15 days ago
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Rank The West: Can Edmonton Break Through?

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Derek Zona) — 14th again? 8th? Somewhere else?
  • 17 days ago
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Hitting The Bargain Bin For A UFA Centre

SBN: The Copper & Blue (chappy35) — Come on in centre lovers! Here at the UFA bargain bin, we're slashing centres in half! Give us an offer on our vast selection of centres, this is a centre blow out! We got old centres, we got...
  • 17 days ago
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A "Holistic" Goaltending Camp?

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Derek Zona) — A place with more flowery language than even J. Alfred Prufrock could handle.
  • 18 days ago
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On Tyler Dellow, His Role With the Oilers, And What This Can Tell Us About Eakins

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — Unless the Copper & Blue is your one and only source for Oilers news you already know that Tyler Dellow has been hired by the Oilers for a role in Hockey Operations. This tells us a little...
  • 20 days ago
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