The Edmonton Oilers new fourth line isn’t really a fourth line

Jonathan Willis
July 23 2014 03:55PM

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One of the little items that’s really been overlooked in the hue and cry over the Oilers’ (admittedly poor) centre situation is the fact that the line Edmonton plans to stick Boyd Gordon and Matt Hendricks on isn’t really the team’s fourth line.

It’s much more than that.

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Rocky's role?

Jason Gregor
July 23 2014 10:22AM

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Rocky Thompson was named assistant coach of the Edmonton Oilers last week. He's only 36, but he already has seven years of coaching experience.

Many were wondering what will be bring to the staff? What will his role be? I caught up with Thompson last week to try and find out those answers.

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OPENING NIGHTS, THEN AND NOW

Lowetide
July 22 2014 01:22PM

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The Edmonton Oilers are predictable when it comes to their roster spots—so predictable that we can surround the opening night lineup with very little trouble. It's been years since an actual surprise emerged and won a job during the pre-season, and it's extremely unlikely to happen this season.

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All your centres are belong to Nashville

Jonathan Willis
July 22 2014 07:00AM

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The Edmonton Oilers reportedly had interest in at least two different unrestricted free agent centres. Both of them ended up signing in Nashville.

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2014-15 Goals Projection: No. 3 winger David Perron

Jonathan Willis
July 21 2014 04:14PM

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David Perron blew expectations away after coming over from St. Louis last season, posting a legitimate breakout season at the age of 25. Is it a sign of things to come, or will he take a step back next season?

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