Alan Hull

  • joined Jul 18, 2011
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The Oilers Are Going To Win The Lottery...Probably


In a sad tradition, we once again examine the odds of the Oilers winning the NHL Draft Lottery.

Top 25 Under 25 - #5 - Darnell Nurse


The big Defenceman is ranks as the team's top prospect outside the NHL by a wide margin and is the only prospect to rank above some of the Oilers' established NHL players.

Top 25 Under 25 - #7 - Sam Gagner


Sam Gagner Comes in at #7 in what is likely to be his final appearance on Copper & Blue's Top 25 Under 25.

#11 - Anton Lander


It is make or break time for the former 2nd round pick, and its starting to look like he just might make it.

Top 25 Under 25 - #22 Erik Gustafsson


Erik Gustafsson isn't exactly a household name around the NHL, so when you're known as "The Other Erik Gustafsson", that probably isn't a good thing for your career...

Sam Gagner and the LA Kings


With a number of the most reliable insiders in hockey discussing the possibility of Sam Gagner being moved to the Los Angeles Kings, we take a look at some of the points of interest in that scenario.

Copper & Blue Road Trip Lifts Oilers To Victory


The mere presence of a contingent of contributors from Copper & Blue inspires the Oilers to defeat the last place Buffalo Sabres...probably.

Summarizing the Argument Against Oiler Management


Oiler fans have had it. All over the internet lengthy tirades are being written in protest to the unparalleled failure of the Oilers franchise over the last eight years. What it really boils down...

Burn It Down


Despite initial high hopes for Craig MacTavish in the role as General Manager, the team's unrelenting habit of acquiring ineffective assets means its time to Burn this thing to the ground.

Oilers Trade Devan Dubnyk for Matt Hendricks


The Edmonton Oilers found a way to get less than the nothing they would have gotten for Dubnyk by letting him walk away in July...Now they have Matt Hendricks.

Potential Trade Destinations for Sam Gagner - West


After looking around the Eastern Conference in our last post, Copper & Blue explores potential trade partners from within the Oilers own confernce in their alleged efforts to trade Sam Gagner.

Potential Trade Destinations for Sam Gagner - East


Numerous mainstream media outlets have cited Sam Gagner as a player who is available in trade. Given what the Oilers will want in return, what potential fits are there around the Eastern Conference?

Oilers Waste 2 1/2 Hours of Their Fans' Lives


If you watched this game without some sort of commitment that forced you to, such as writing a post-game summary, then I'm not sure why you didn't change the channel. You should have.

Rogers Controls NHL Hockey Broadcasting in Canada


Whatever happened on the ice on the night of November 25th became instantly irrelevant with the news of the new agreement between the NHL and Rogers Communications.

The Paralyzing Fear of Opportunity Cost


The Edmonton Oilers need to get over their fearfulness of what could be with some of their current assets and begin to concern themselves with the reality of the here and now.

Oilers Bring the Crazy


The Edmonton Oilers have signed goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov to a one-year deal for the remainder of the season. What happens next? Who the hell knows?



It's about time

An Early Look at Shot Distance Analysis


Michael Parkatti is doing some terrific work on shot distance at Boys on the Bus. We take a look at some of the early returns.

Boyd Gordon: Superhero


I don't care how good you might think this guy is...Right now, he's better than that.

Trading Nail Yakupov


If you're going to trade a 19 year-old former #1 overall draft pick, do it right.

Oilers/Leafs Post Game: Oilers Lose in Shinny


The Oilers and Leafs played the closest thing to pond hockey you'll see in the NHL and Edmonton came away with a single point and even more controversy to start the season.

A Conversation With Darnell Nurse


Sault Ste. Marie Greyhound blueliner and top Oiler prospect Darnell Nurse speaks to Copper & Blue to discuss the evolution of his game this season, his first NHL training camp and much more.

Oilers/Habs Post Game Thread: A Tale of 2 Rosters


The Edmonton Oilers lose again despite being competitive throughout the game. The Habs show what a 4th line is capable of.

Things That Interest Me From Game 1


The Edmonton Oilers lost game 1, but there seems to be a feeling of optimism in that they controlled much of the game, which could bode well for the season. Here are some items that I noticed that...

A Conversation With John McCarron


We recently spoke with Oiler prospect John McCarron to enlighten our readers about his playing style and his development in the NCAA.

538 Days


My first chance to cover a full NHL season for Copper and Blue begins October 1st. Sorta feels like it shouldn't have taken this long.

MacT and Hemsky Talk...Nobody Gets to Listen


GM Craig MacTavish and Ales Hemsky discuss moving forward for the new season during a media availability this morning. You wouldn't even know that though unless you really wanted to look for it.

#13 - Dillon Simpson


Heading into his Senior Year with The University of North Dakota, Dillon Simpson drops one spot to come in at #13 on this edition of the Top 25 Under 25.

#18 - Anton Slepyshev


The two Russian 3rd rounders from the 2013 NHL Draft go back-to-back in the Copper & Blue Top 25 Under 25

#20 - Philip Larsen


Larsen manages to crack the top 20 in his first off-season as a member of the Edmonton Oilers. What does this say about his NHL prospects?

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