Striking Oil in Ontario


March 2016

Moving on from Nail Yakupov

I like Nail Yakupov.

With that being said, four years ago I was opposed to the Edmonton Oilers taking Yakupov with the first overall pick at the 2012 draft. With Eberle, Hall, and RNH already in the organization and little more than question marks on the back-end, I was of the mind that the Oilers should either trade down or take Ryan Murray to help build up the blue line.

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Edmonton Oilers and the Search for More Offense

At first glance the Edmonton Oilers would appear on paper, to be a good offensive team. With their numerous high draft picks devoted to top offensive talent, it may shock some to hear that the Oilers have actually struggled to create offense for some time now.

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Why the Edmonton Oilers Should Think Twice before Breaking up the Core

The NHL trade deadline has passed. The Edmonton Oilers are outside the playoff race. Attention is now being turned to the offseason where GM Peter Chiarelli has tough decisions to make.

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