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With their starting goalie and entire left side of their defence out with injuries, and important holes up front that needed to be filled with cost-effective players, the Oilers are finally reaping the benefits of a draft and development system that had been letting them down for ages

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Robert Tychkowski

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Nov 24, 2021  •  56 minutes ago  •  4 minute read  •  Join the conversation

Ryan McLeod #71 of the Edmonton Oilers skates with the puck past Jan Jenik #73 of the Arizona Coyotes during the xxx period of the NHL game at Gila River Arena on November 24, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona. Photo by Christian Petersen /Getty Images Article content

It’s been a long, long time since the Edmonton Oilers talent pipeline flowed this freely and effectively, which is good because it’s been a long time since they’ve needed home grown help as badly as they do right now.

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With their starting goalie and entire left side of their defence out with injuries, and important holes up front that needed to be filled with cost-effective players, the Oilers are finally reaping the benefits of a draft and development system that had been letting them down for ages.

Stuart Skinner stepped in and is playing very well in the wake of Mike Smith’s…

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