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Author: Lane Golden

Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Lane is a passionate sports fan who uses an analytical lens to break down and discuss what is going on in the hockey world.

Oilers: Internal Growth is the Key to a Successful 2022-23 Season

The Edmonton Oilers have succeeded thus far in their goal of bringing back the most significant personnel that got them to the Western Conference Finals last season, thanks to the subtraction of some of their more bloated contracts. Edmonton managed to re-sign Evander Kane to a four-year deal worth $5.125m AVV and bring back Brett […]

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Puljujarvi or Yamamoto? Why Not Both?

The Edmonton Oilers took care of some important business during the first week of free agency, locking up a new starting goaltender in Jack Campbell and bringing back important pieces like Evander Kane and Brett Kulak. The Oilers have made most of their big moves, but they still have a few RFAs left to re-sign […]

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Kane or Giroux – Which move makes the most sense for the Oilers?

Ken Holland has some big decisions ahead of him, with free agency looming and several necessary roster moves on the agenda. One of those moves will be figuring out what to do with Evander Kane. The Oilers signed Kane to a “show me” deal for one year at $2m last winter, and he passed the […]

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Would Ville Husso be a Good Fit for the Oilers?

2021-22 was the end of an era in Edmonton. The Mike Smith and Mikko Koskinen duo has been carrying the load between the pipes for the oilers for the last few seasons. Now that Koskinen has signed overseas with HC Lugano and Mike Smith’s retirement status is up in the air, Ken Holland will finally […]

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Is Potential Mike Smith Retirement a Good Thing for the Oilers?

Mike Smith has been the “1A” goaltender in a 1A-1B tandem with Mikko Koskinen for the Edmonton Oilers over the past three years, helping them reach the playoffs in each of those three seasons. After the Oilers were eliminated via a sweep in the Western Conference Finals at the hands of the Colorado Avalanche, the […]

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Series Preview – Western Conference Final: Oilers vs. Avalanche

Speed, skill, and tight-checking hockey. These are the three things that we saw throughout most of the regular-season matchups between these two teams. The Avs took the first two regular-season contests by scores of 3-2 in overtime and 2-1 in a shootout before the Oilers unleashed their firepower in a 6-3 win in their final […]

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Oilers: How Have Mid-Season Additions Impacted the Oilers in the Playoffs?

History shows that Stanley Cup-winning teams are rarely a complete roster on the opening day of the NHL season. The two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning were aggressive on deadline day in 2020, acquiring Barclay Goodrow and Blake Coleman, two key depth pieces to give them the boost they needed to win their second Stanley […]

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Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames: Series Preview

On Sunday night, the Calgary Flames defeated the Dallas Stars 3-2 in overtime to punch their ticket to round 2, setting up one of the most highly anticipated playoff series in recent memory. The Stanley Cup Playoffs will feature the Battle of Alberta for the first time since 1991. It is one of hockey’s most […]

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Oilers Review: Game Four

1st Period The Los Angeles Kings entered game four coming off back-to-back blowout losses, allowing 14 goals over those two contests. You could sense the desperation early in this one, as the Kings were first to pucks, cycling well and forcing the Oilers to defend in their zone for the vast majority of this period. […]

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Update: Juuse Saros to Miss Remainder of Regular Season, Possibly More

The Nashville Predators took on the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night in what ended up being a 5-4 decision for the Flames in overtime. In the third period, Predators goaltender Juuse Saros left the ice after suffering an apparent lower-body injury as he limped down the tunnel with help from the training staff. David Rittich […]

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