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Welcome to Oil Acumen. What follows is NHL and Edmonton Oilers information that goes beyond the newspaper.

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Sunday, 23 March 2014

Sunday, 2 February 2014

02/02/14 The Case Against Lowe


Despite the years of Edmonton Oilers ineptitude, there are still some corners of "Oil Country" that don't believe that Kevin Lowe is the problem. Here are the reasons why Lowe really does need to go.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

01/26/14 It's Wayne Gretzky's 53rd Birthday!



53 years ago today, the greatest hockey player ever was born. Here are some amazing facts about his life and career.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

11/09/13 The Deceptive Nature of Goaltending


Your eyes can deceive you. Goalies can appear to be extremely poor and extremely excellent in small sample sizes. That doesn't make either thing the truth about a player.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

11/03/13 (Don't) Hire Your Friends!


When Twitter's former CEO Evan Williams asked his advisor, Bill Campbell, what the worst thing he could do to screw up the company was, Campbell's answer was simple and to the point.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

07/06/13 Why I Hate the Ference Contract, and Other Things I Do Like


I returned from a month-long early summer hibernation to find that the Oilers were up to their old tricks again - even though they jettisoned Steve Tambellini! Imagine! Some good things happened too, but that stench of questionable management is still lingering like a tuna sandwich under the couch cushions.