WWYDW: Time Travel

Last week after Peter Chiarelli made his way through Edmonton’s media gauntlet to explain what went wrong this season, I asked the Nation what everyone would ask the Oilers’ general manager if they had an opportunity to ask one question. A lot of people wanted to know what the hell he was thinking when he...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-01-17

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Blue Jackets claim Jussi Jokinen off waivers from Kings

Blue Jackets claim Jussi Jokinen off waivers from Kings

The Columbus Blue Jackets have claimed forward Jussi Jokinen off of waivers from the

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-01-17

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Trust

They don’t show it much anymore on television, but one of the great TV movies of all time is called DUEL. It stars Dennis Weaver and a Peterbilt transport truck, which is the scariest vehicle I have ever seen. The truck (and a driver, who we never see) scare the daylights out of poor Dennis Weaver all over the most remote blacktop on planet earth. It was the first film directed by Steven Spielberg, and to this day, I can remember the feeling of excitement and dread during the first viewi

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2018-01-17

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Had The Oilers Landed Dougie Hamilton….

Had The Oilers Landed Dougie Hamilton….

This is my first post and The Oilers Rig and while much of my stuff may not be, because smarter and more articulate people than I can say the same things in a better way, this one is going to be Oilers related.  I’ve seen a lot of discussion recently on what the roster could look like if GM Peter Chiarelli hadn’t made some of his more notable trades. This got me looking at it in a bit of a different way. I’ve wondered what the team might look like if Chiarelli had connected on his fir

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2018-01-17

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Wednesday Morning Hot Links: Again, Bye Week

Wednesday Morning Hot Links: Again, Bye Week

Good morning, here are the links. Let’s get the 31 thoughts out of the way early. As always, there are quite a few doozies. (Sportsnet) A fan made some blanket statements abou

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-01-17

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31 Thoughts: Defencemen flooding market ahead of trade deadline

31 Thoughts: Defencemen flooding market ahead of trade deadline

• Phaneuf, Martin among available D-men • Blue Jackets interested in Galchenyuk? • Don’t expect Boston to move young players It is a common observation from sports owners. You can run a huge billion-dollar business and stay anonymous. But, buy a professional team and prepare for a newer, more intense level of scrutiny. “That’s the biggest adjustment,” Thomas Dundon said Sunday. “Eventually, you want your fans to have an attachment to the team. Your big

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-01-16

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Tuesday's letters: Ugly Oilers fans wear out welcome in Vegas

Tuesday's letters: Ugly Oilers fans wear out welcome in Vegas

Las Vegas is a Hockey Town! Our team has exceeded our expectations. As a city, we are embracing our new team and all that comes with hockey tourism. To date, we have enjoyed several games and fans from visiting teams (Here’s to you Winnipeg — we had a blast) and win or lose the atmosphere has been good hockey fun. That changed on Saturday, Jan. 13. Imagine our surprise when we arrived to our season-ticket seats to find them occupied by Oilers fans from Edmonton who r

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-01-16

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Oilers Prospect Update

Oilers Prospect Update

No Oilers hockey until Saturday night, so we’ll need to get our fix elsewhere this week my friends. The good news? This will give us a chance to check up on the prospects in the minor league system and in junior hockey. So, without further ado, let’s take a look down on the farm and in the pipeline, shall we? Bakersfield Condors (AHL): A lot of talk about the lack of forward prospects in Bakersfield, and I will admit it is quite disturbing. Only Patr

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2018-01-16

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Rowdy in Vegas?

Over at the Edmonton Journal, they posted a scathing letter about Oilers fans getting out of hand in Las Vegas over the weekend. Is it fair to lump all Oilers fans in together on this? Let’s take a look. After the McBirthday game on Saturday night, Vegas resident, Amy L. Cercone, wrote a letter that basically...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-01-16

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Prospect Need to Know: Stuart Skinner makes a great first impression

Prospect Need to Know: Stuart Skinner makes a great first impression

The Edmonton Oilers pick has a new home in the WHL and he got comfortable very quickly. Learn about him and other prospects making noise right now The USHL Top Prospects Game was held in Nebraska last week and once again, there was a nice collection of talent involved. With the world juniors behind us, it really is the season for special games, with the Canadian Jr. A League bringing its best draft prospects together in Mississauga next week and major junior following a couple da

Source: The Hockey News
Date: 2018-01-16

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