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Wow, the last 3 seasons have really flown by. It's hard to believe that four seasons ago this team was almost dead last. Words like "rebuild" and "developmental" were commonly seen on the Oiler threads. In the last three seasons we've seen this team narrowly miss out on a second round appearance, watch an exciting Western Conference final with the Winnipeg Jets, and of course watching Captain Ryan "The Mountain" Nugent-Hopkins (who knew he could grow a beard like that) hoisting the cup over his head last season. A thrilling playoff run in which we beat the Flames in 3 games with the controversial "mercy ruling," in the second round.

But now it's time to look ahead at our roster and see what we will be working with what should be another exciting season. Let's go line by line.


The offensive juggernaut that was rated the most productive line in the NHL will of course be back together. Each player tallying 80+ points last season. Taylor Hall with his first 50 goal season, and McDavid his first 100 point season. Who remembers back when people wanted to take Murray over Yakupov. With 40 goals and 46 assists Yak and his deadly one timer (apologies again Gadreau. Glad to see you back on your feet) Yak was crucial on last seasons PP.


Ah yes, the 3 C line. With one of the most envious centre depths in the league this line is once again ready to handle plenty of minutes and tough zone starts. Soderberg and Draisaitl both have become quite the aggitators and both capable of being a force in front of the net and against the walls. Seriously though, Nugey still hasn't shaven that beard. And that article a few weeks ago about him killing that bear? I never want to be in that dressing room after a loss.... too scary to even think about.


It's nice to see after years of failing with later draft picks to see some guys turning out. After spending most of last season on the fourth line, with the departure of Pouliot and Drasaitl most likely taking his place we should see Yak2 anchoring that third line. Pitlick's injury problems seem to be behind him and Lander has turned into a great two way guy.

Moroz- Roy- Slepyshev

This is probably the biggest question mark line. Roy and Sleps both made their NHL debut late into last season and were both able to make contributions on the Cup Run. Moroz will never be an offensive force but he is reasonable defensively and hits hard.

On D most of the roster appears set to return


One of the first big moves Chiarelli pulled off in his first season. Klef has turned into a true top guy and this line has proven to be a great shutdown force.


One of the biggest pairings in hockey. I don't think anyone was more surprised than Marty to find out he wasn't done growing. At 6.07 and 230lbs Marincin has been channelling his inner Chara for a couple seasons now. At 6.05 220, Darnell "Oh God Get That Guy a" Nurse will join his partner in crime. They might rack up the most penalties on the team, but as long as they can remain (somewhat) disciplined I would keep them together.

Ference- Oesterle

Okay seriously, how is Ference still playing?


Brossoit will of course be back. After winning the Vezina last season I expect nothing but big things from the guy this season. Brossoit and Dubnyk are both definite Vezina finalists again this season (still can't believe we had that guy).

So that should pretty much cover this years roster. Coach McLellan has plenty of tools at his disposal and anything less than another Western Conference title should be considered a failure. Thanks for reading!
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April 30, 2015 10:55 AM ET | Delete
Drugs are bad mkay?
April 30, 2015 11:39 AM ET | Delete
this could be the dumbest post on this site...
April 30, 2015 12:17 PM ET | Delete
Hey. Whoever this douche is stole my idea when I said the Ducks would beat the Flames in 3 games. You fucking hack.
April 30, 2015 3:19 PM ET | Delete
I feel all warm and tingly.
April 30, 2015 4:14 PM ET | Delete
lol I enjoyed it
April 30, 2015 4:31 PM ET | Delete
This is Cloutier level homerism.
April 30, 2015 9:19 PM ET | Delete
Jesus.H.Christ .This was retarded.
May 1, 2015 1:23 AM ET | Delete
Jesus, can I have some of what you smoke? Damn
May 1, 2015 6:43 AM ET | Delete
Dude, I told you not to smoke it all at once.....
May 1, 2015 10:02 AM ET | Delete
i heard there were some drugs in here
May 1, 2015 10:18 AM ET | Delete
Pull up a seat beers in the fridge
May 1, 2015 11:23 AM ET | Delete
@get02it, yeah its not great but its no where near as shitty as a sane opinion blog. That guy is a whole new breed of munger.
May 1, 2015 5:28 PM ET | Delete
that sane opinion guy is a cock smoking piece of shit
May 1, 2015 7:56 PM ET | Delete
Your all a bunch of faggots
May 2, 2015 10:48 AM ET | Delete
Oh my...
May 2, 2015 9:12 PM ET | Delete
Eberle is not on the team as he has had mumps for the last 3 years?
May 2, 2015 9:14 PM ET | Delete
an there is no player that may have been traded for Eberle.. You might as well fire chiarelli now if he got nothing in return for him.. Seguin now Eberle for a bag of pucks.
May 3, 2015 1:55 PM ET | Delete
This gave me a good laugh.
May 3, 2015 11:27 PM ET | Delete
I hope you all die of aids.
May 4, 2015 1:05 AM ET | Delete
@ your Daddy....it appears as though he was traded for either Soderberg or Girardi....good greif. I likr Girardi....but this is 2018...no way hes a top pair D man.
May 4, 2015 11:50 AM ET | Delete
or yours Iggy...or yours...
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