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Get caught up on all the Oilers summer action with Off-Season Oil

by Cait MacPhail / EdmontonOilers.com

As the Oilers inch closer to NHL camp next month, they're taking plenty of time for adventures amidst their training. From trips to the Magic Kingdom, lake living, golf tournaments and horseback riding in the deep woods, follow along as your favourite players document their summers on social media.

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OFF-SEASON OIL: Summer continues

Catch up with your favourite Oilers as they work their way through the summer and gear up for the season ahead

by Cait MacPhail / EdmontonOilers.com

The off-season is moving along and the Oilers adventures continue. There have been birthday picnics by the ocean, concerts at Rogers Place and Eric Gryba challenging his teammates to post their workouts on social media. And naturally, they obliged. Catch up with your favourite Oilers as they work their way through the summer and gear up for the season ahead.

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OFF-SEASON OIL: July 14

From trips to the NHL Awards, to contract signings, to engagements and training sessions, the Oilers have filled their social media accounts with all the summer action

by Cait MacPhail / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers off-season rolls along & the players are taking full advantage. From trips to the NHL Awards, to contract signings, to engagements and training sessions, the Oilers have filled their social media accounts with all the summer action. Get caught up on all on their adventures with this edition of Off-Season Oil. 

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OFF-SEASON OIL: First edition

Get caught up on all the Oilers summer action with our first edition of Off-Season Oil

by Cait MacPhail / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers have been taking full advantage of their well-deserved off-season thus far, complete with beach vacations, motorcycle riding, Grilling with Gryba, and even training sessions with former NFLers! Get caught up on all the Oilers summer action with our first edition of Off-Season Oil.

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In Depth: Remember the Run

Revisit the Oilers memorable 2006 playoff run in this week's In Depth

by Cait MacPhail / EdmontonOilers.com

He barreled his way down the tunnel and burst through the doors that led to the Oilers dressing room at Rexall Place, right hand clutched to his mouth and blood pouring from his face - though he didn't feel much. The adrenaline coursing through his body took care of much of the immediate pain.

"There was never any doubt in my mind that I was going back out there."

Former Oilers forward Ryan Smyth was always a believer in leaving it all on the ice and, that particular night, he did just that. He left it all on the ice - including three of his bottom teeth and a fair amount of blood.

The refs scooped up the teeth and worked on getting the blood scraped off the ice while Smyth went off to be attended to by the team physician.

Not 10 minutes later, to the surprise of many, Smyth reappeared on the bench, but not without several stitches in his upper lip. He was back out on the ice minutes later.

 

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In Depth: Vindication

by Cait MacPhail / EdmontonOilers.com

When you looked to the banners that hung in the hallowed rafters of Rexall Place, that now make their home on the north end of newly-christened Rogers Place, there's no shortage of evidence indicating the NHL powerhouse that was the Edmonton Oilers of the 1980s - so much so, that the banners follow a predictable pattern through the mid-to-late 80s.

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In Depth: Talbot Twins

Big steps on the ice and big steps off it as Cam Talbot saw his life change, and family double

by Cait MacPhail / EdmontonOilers.com

He finished a rink-side walk-off interview and headed down the tunnel to the dressing room as the cheers of the Oil Country faithful, lined up in the stands, faded behind him.

When he entered the room, teammate Matt Hendricks handed him a Harley Davidson motorcycle helmet to wear-a new team tradition, courtesy of Hendricks. The helmet was to be awarded to the Player of the Game and that night- Cam Talbot was its very first recipient.

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In Depth: Missouri Made

Patrick Maroon is part of an increasing pool of NHL talents from St. Louis

by Cait MacPhail / EdmontonOilers.com

One-by-one, players in the first round were selected at the 2016 NHL Draft in Buffalo, NY this past spring. Teams worked their way through picks 1-30, and names slowly came off the board.

And to those paying particularly close attention, a trend was forming. An interesting and - if you asked anyone in the hockey world five years ago - unexpected trend.

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In Depth: Recovery and Redemption

Oscar Klefbom has his sights set on picking up where he unexpectedly left off

by Cait MacPhail / EdmontonOilers.com

Imagine the scenario.

You've made it to the National Hockey League. Your game is rounding into form, and you figure to be a critical piece to your team's puzzle.

But you suffer an unavoidable setback. Just as you were hitting your stride, you're pulled from the game you love.

That was Oscar Klefbom's 2015-16.

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#SocOILmedia: October 22, 2016

by Ryan Frankson & Cait MacPhail / EdmontonOilers.com

It's been a busy, entertaining week in Oilers world! From the boys banking two big wins, to goalie Cam Talbot introducing two tiny Talbots to his clan, to a bustling weekend in Winnipeg for the Heritage Classic, there was certainly no shortage of love in the #OilCountry social sphere. Let's dive in!

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