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In a demand for recent curiosity towards how the draft and off-season will affect the Edmonton Oilers’ lineup for the 2013-14 season, I have listed my predictions for their lineup. Let it be known, this was not easy whatsoever. The amount of potential and prospects made choosing every line difficult, even the first line: Hall                                         Gagner                                 Eberle These three were the top scorers for the Oilers last season, while the oldest two players are 23 years of age. Gagner over Nugent-Hopkins is a debatable choice; however, Nugent-Hopkins has been injury prone and may hinder some of the chemistry required for the top line. Perron                                  Nugent-Hopkins               Yakupov Perron offers dominance to a really young second line for the Oilers. Nugent-Hopkins and Yakupov both have limited NHL experience while Perron has been in the NHL since the 2007 draft. The newly acquired Perron isn’t necessarily as flashy as his two projected line-mates, yet his aggressiveness will be crucial for the others’ success. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’ injury-proneness may leave him off of the top line. Smyth                                   Gordon                                  Hemsky The third line is where season can be made, or broke. The questions arise whether Smyth can survive an 82 season in the NHL. All three of these forwards proved to be consistent players throughout their careers, but can they prove to remain consistent for the next season as age continues to take a toll on their bodies compared to the younger players that could be in the line-up instead? The better question for the Oilers organization is whether they want to give other prospects the chance to prove themselves in the Oilers organizations. Jones                                    Petrell                                   Brown The fourth line players’ ages consist of 29, 29, and 28 respectively. This line represents some of the older members of the Oilers’ roster. Having a matured fourth line may allow it to be more reliable than a fourth line consisting of young, inexperienced prospects.   Follow me on Twitter @JordanWalkerAKL Please fill out the contact field below to be placed on an email list for future articles written by Jordan Walker.  [contact-form]

David Perron bolsters Edmonton Oilers attack

Once top center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins makes it all the way back from shoulder surgery, the Edmonton Oilers will be able to attack opponents with two outstanding scoring lines.Nugent-Hopkins could center Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle on one line while Sam Gagner centers newcomer David Perron and second-year stalwart Nail Yakupov on the second line.Perron scored just 25 points in 48...

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@EdmontonOilers can u UNSWER on my message , in Private Messaging?please ! Thanks — Nail Yakupov (@Nail10_1993) August 7, 2013 I guess there is nothing unheard of in today's world of social media. No clue if Nail Yakupov was able to get the Edmonton Oilers attention.

Edmonton Oilers sign Michigan Tech’s Jujhar Khaira

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Michigan Tech got some bad news yesterday when the school announced that sophomore forward Jujhar Khaira wouldn't be returning for his sophomore season and he would be forgoing his final three years of eligibility to sign a professional contract with the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers. According to the release by Michigan Tech, academics was not a factor in his decision to leave...

Wayne Gretzky Was Babysitting Robin Thicke When He Was Traded To L.A.

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