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Remembering the Magic Man

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Kent Nilsson was a rarity: he starred for the Jets, Flames, and Oilers.

Kent Follows Robert Out the Door

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Word today that Kent Nilsson, the Oilers' amateur scout in Europe since 1995-96, has left the organization. With his son Robert being bought out and many long-time employees being shoved out the door, Nilsson's departure shouldn't come as a big surprise. The most surprising part may be that it was his decision, though in fairness to Nilsson, the Oilers have drafted some very promising prospects out of Europe over the last few seasons including Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson, Anton Lander, Linus Omark, and Teemu "Has Derek's" Hartikainen.

Oilers Draft Watch - Martin Marincin

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The Oilers have two picks in the second round thanks to the Denis Grebeshkov trade. The Copper & Blue profile Slovak Martin Marincin, a hulking blueliner that makes a lot of sense for the 48th...

The team that wouldn't die - the 1987 Philadelphia Flyers

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Oilers - Flyers preview: Memories of happier times, when these two clubs met in one of the greatest of Stanley Cup Finals in the spring of 1987.

Comparisons - Red Wings/Oilers Scouting Staff

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This is Pavel Datsyuk. Along with being a first-line NHL centre, an elite player on a team that constantly wins, he was a 6th round pick in 1998. Those kinds of players aren't supposed to be found...

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