Anton Lander in, Leon Draisaitl out as the Edmonton Oilers host Dallas

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2014-12-21

It’s a little sad to say, but the elevation of Anton Lander to the Edmonton Oilers is the single biggest move the team has made to address its woeful centre ice depth chart. It’s a recall that could be taken in a number of different ways. It’s probably Lander’s last chance with the Oilers; it isn’t Lander’s fault that Edmonton’s hockey team has so badly butchered his development but we’re coming on to 100 games played and he has yet to show even a glimmer of scoring at the major-league level. It wouldn’t have been a surprise had the Oilers walked away last summer. It’s probably indicative of Todd Nelson’s regard for the player. Lander has been the very model of a first

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GDB 34.0: THE FLATLANDERS

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2014-12-21

For an Oilers fan, Dallas is about great joy (Joseph and Marchant) and great pain (Mike Keane scores two middle frame heartbreak '99 and Mike freaking Modano). These long years of this century have beaten down the rivalry but today two teams trying to chase glory to match their history meet on Rexall ice.

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Predict The Final Score: Game 34 - Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2014-12-21

The pain train is barreling down the tracks. Oilers vs Stars Today's Goaltenders: Ben Scrivens (1,342 mins ESSvPct: .900 SvPct: .893) vs. Kari Lehtonen (1,514 mins ESSvPct: .915 SvPct: .907) Please put your prediction in the subject line like this: Oilers n - Stars n Please list the Oilers score first, regardless of the team being home or away. Make your own prediction and do not comment on anyone else's prediction. Any comments that are not in the format above, or in response to someone else's comment will be deleted. Points distributed as follows: Predict both teams correctly: 5 points Predict the Oilers score correctly: 2 points Predict the opponent's score correct

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BRANDON DAVIDSON

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2014-12-21

One of my favorite things as a fan is to see a long shot arrive in the NHL. Brandon Davidson was a long shots long shot and yet he did in fact play in his first NHL game this year. His story is an inspiration on several levels. 

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Stars @ Oilers Game 34 Preview

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2014-12-21

Draisaitl sits, Lander plays. Lines get jumbled in today's game with the Stars. @ 13-13-5, 31 points, 1 p/g Ranks 7-20-6, 20 points, .606 p/g Western Conference - 11th Western Conference -14th 23rd P/G 30th 20th ST 25th 21st ES 28th 30th Goal 29th 4 PM MDT Rexall Place The opposing view: Defending Big D Tickets - TiqIQ Victories Continue To Elude Oilers In Spectacular Fashion Todd Nelson's Edmonton Oilers Experience™ is still without a win after Thursday's 4-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks. Oiler goals were scored by Ryan Nugent-Hopkins as well as Boyd Gordon and Steve Pinizzotto, but two third period goals in thirty-four seconds by M

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Matt Henderson: G34 Oilers vs Stars: Anton Landing

Source: Hockey Buzz
Date: 2014-12-21

It only took 2 games with him behind the bench for Craig MacTavish to make the move he refused to all year with Dallas Eakins as Head Coach. He recalled a Center to help this squad out. Even when Gordon went down with injury he refused to bring up anyone else just to help stop the bleeding, but as soon as it was HIM suffering the depth of the position the action was taken. I can't help but fee...

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STARS AT OILERS, G34 2014-15

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2014-12-21

How many players do the Oilers need to contend? What position do they play? If the Oilers could wave their magic wand and add Sergei Bobrovsky, Niklas Hjalmarsson and Martin Hanzal, are they suddenly a contending team? Is that enough? I don’t think the team is so far away that Craig MacTavish should consider a massive overhaul but that’s very possible in 2015 (Jan-July). TSN ANALYTICS As you can see the story improved this season (I have no idea how much Dellow’s input impacted these numbers and am biased, so will mention that he started working with Eakins in time for fall 2014). These are good arrows ladies, and with good goaltending and a power play that worked, things

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First Star, Worst Star: December 21, 2014

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2014-12-21

Everyone ready for Christmas? I usually leave all my gift getting until the last minute but I'm feeling generous so today my present to everyone is this weeks First Star, Worst Star! 

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More fun with Photoshop- Taylor Hall/Denis Lemieux

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2014-12-21

Darren Dreger created a stir when he reported that Taylor Hall could be on the market. Subsequent comments, blogs, and suggestions in the media have suggested that Taylor Hall could have requested a trade or may demand one in the near future. While it is all speculation at this point and only Craig Mactavish and Taylor Hall know the real story (if there is one; so much of these rumours have no teeth). However, in honour of the trade talk swirling around Taylor Hall, I created the image below using one of the most famous trade requests in cinematic and hockey history courtesy of Denis Lemieux of the Charlestown Chiefs (and the movie Slapshot):     Really Long Run for MS As a pers

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Oilers’ interim coach benefits from big-time mentors and a rocky journey as a player

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-12-21

Sunday’s game against the Dallas Stars will be Edmonton Oilers’ interim bench boss Todd Nelson’s third NHL game as a coach. That’s the same number of games he had as player in Pittsburgh and Washington, if you’re keeping score.

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Bill Meltzer: Stars Gameday: 12/21/14 @ EDM

Source: Hockey Buzz
Date: 2014-12-21

Looking to sweep their three-game western Canada road trip and pull their season point total north of the .500 mark, the Dallas Stars (13-13-5) will take on the Edmonton Oilers (7-20-6) on Sunday evening. Game time is 5:00 p.m. CST. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest. This is the second of three meetings between the teams this season. On Nov. 25 in Dallas, the Stars captured a 3...

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Burns scores winner as Sharks rally past Blues

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2014-12-21

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Brent Burns scored a power-play goal 4:22 into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks rallied past the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Saturday night for their season-best fifth straight victory. Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored with 21 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game for the Sharks. Joe Thornton dug the puck out of the corner before delivering the pass. Steve Ott scored his first goal in 10 months late in the second period to put the Blues ahead. Patrick Berglund also scored for the Blues, who endured their second straight disappointing defeat. St. Louis lost 6-4 to the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Thursday. Andrew Desjardins had a goal

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