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Somebody's Gonna Hurt Someone Before The Night Is Through - Grebs to Arbitration


Denis Grebeshkov's decision to go to arbitration may be the tipping point for a team perilously close to the cap.

Three Defencemen


My personal belief is that Joni Pitkanen will not play another game in an Oilers uniform. I think Lowe looked at his core, young defencemen (Gilbert, Grebeshkov, Pitkanen), and decided that Gilbert...

Prendergast's Comments


Some interesting comments from Kevin Prendergast in the Sun today."I think Denis wanted to do a one-year deal and see how it goes," said Oilers vice-president of hockey operations Kevin...

Offensive Defensemen


Craig MacTavish is a good coach. I firmly believe that he's in the upper echelon of NHL coaches, and that he has put together some pretty remarkable seasons with some fairly dysfunctional teams.C...

The Case for Another Defenseman


I've been practicing cart-before-the-horse style thinking at this blog lately. My "UFA Option" pieces are posted with the assumption that the Oilers have two or three significant areas of need,...

The Glaring Weakness Almost Nobody's Talking About


The Oilers defense corps currently looks something like this:LD: Grebeshkov, Souray, Smid, RoyRD: Gilbert, Visnovsky, StaiosWe can toss in some of the kids on whatever side (Hrabal, Peckham,...

I Don't Believe in the "Sophomore Slump"


I have some time this morning, and I thought it might be nice to have a look at the younger players entering their 2nd/3rd season, and trying to decide what a reasonable expectation for them would...

Reading Between the Lines


Jim Matheson (seen here in his Edmonton Journal stock photo) is a guy who's been writing about the Oilers for a long time, and a guy who for my money has the best inside track on what's happening...

Veterans In Danger of Losing Their Jobs


Training camp is an exciting time for fans. With the exception of the entry draft and the first couple of days of free agency, there isn’t much in the summer to keep hockey fans following the game...

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