Splitting the Numbers: Home’s been anything but sweet for Oilers

Mired in Vegas-sized expectations after being most sports books’ consensus favourite to take home the Stanley Cup in 2017-18, the Oilers haven’t just stumbled out of the gate, they’ve essentially fallen flat on their faces 20 games into the campaign. Edmonton is, obviously, sitting far back from where it hoped to be at the quarter-pole...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-11-20

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NHL News: Bruins, Sabres, Stars, Oilers, Habs, Preds, Flyers, Lightning, Canucks, Lines and Pairings

NHL News: Bruins, Sabres, Stars, Oilers, Habs, Preds, Flyers, Lightning, Canucks, Lines and Pairings

On the Boston Bruins … Boston Bruins: David Backes took part in the Bruins optional practice today wearing a no-contact jersey. On the Buffalo Sabres … Paul Hamilton: Forward Jacob Josefson is back practicing with the Sabres today. On the Dallas Stars … Mark Stepneski: The Stars recalled defenseman Julius Honka from the AHL. On

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2017-11-20

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Player grades, Games 11-20: Edmonton Oilers spinning their wheels, going nowhere fast in the standings

Player grades, Games 11-20: Edmonton Oilers spinning their wheels, going nowhere fast in the standings

Another 10 games of Oilers hockey is in the rearview, and it’s not a pretty sight. A general disappointment, even.  When last we checked in after Game 10, the calendar was about to turn over to November and the hope was that Edmonton’s hockey team would turn with it. Alas, that has not proven to be the case. November has seen the Oilers play more games (10) than any other team in the Western Conference (7-9), but languish in the middle of the pack with 9 points, and near the bott

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-11-20

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Can The Oilers Mirror the Flames?

Oilersnation is angry my friends, like an old man trying to send back soup at a deli. A 7-11-2 start is not what anyone expected. Even the most pessimistic fan didn’t expect the Oilers to be in 28th place at the 20-game mark. But here we are. I’m sure a comparison to their provincial rival...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-11-20

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Is Carey Price to Oilers a Real Thing?

Two teams in the NHL find themselves in the midst of a potential panic mode. One is the Montreal Canadiens and the other the Edmonton Oilers. The Canadiens have struggled mightily this season, recently losing two back-t0-back games against the Arizona Coyotes and the Toronto Maple Leafs and things didn’t look good. Some have suggested […]

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2017-11-20

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NHL Rumors: Bruins, Wild, Maple Leafs, Canadiens and Oilers

NHL Rumors: Bruins, Wild, Maple Leafs, Canadiens and Oilers

On the Boston Bruins and Minnesota Wild … Jimmy Murphy: There had been a rumor that the Boston Bruins and Minnesota Wild were discussing a deal, but multiple sources have said that it is not true. The Bruins and Wild have talked in the past six months, but there is nothing close to being done.

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2017-11-20

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Acquiring Defence: Edmonton vs. Toronto

Edmonton and Toronto were in similar positions after the 2014-15 season. Both franchises were coming off poor seasons, finishing in the bottom five of the standings, and needed major changes on defence. How did they rebuild their bluelines over the next three summers? Here’s what both teams dressed in game 82 of the 2014-15 season....

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-11-20

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Rain Delay

The RE series I do as preview (and postmortem) each season involves a series of questions and answers from two fans. I stole the idea from Bill James and his wonderful Abstracts. He’d have a “Rain Delay” chapter, often about potential hall of famers. It’s a wonderful trick, it’s kind of a mind exercise. I confess the ‘bold type’ fellow is a collection of you, posters over the decade plus of comments. Here we go. THE ATHLETIC The special Lowetide 

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-11-20

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Monday Morning Hot Links: Don’t Blame the Captain

Monday Morning Hot Links: Don’t Blame the Captain

Good Morning all. This weekend was a doozy with the Oilers losing a winnable game to Dallas. We’re off until tomorrow. Between the Dallas loss and now, a whole lot of garbage came out. Look, I do these links, I actually read all of this stu

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-11-20

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Good news in Edmonton Oilers big, fat ugly season? Adam Larsson keeps getting better

Good news in Edmonton Oilers big, fat ugly season? Adam Larsson keeps getting better

There’s little good news to report on the Edmonton Oilers, who have just seven wins in 20 games. Almost every player is trending down, not up. Oscar Klefbom, Milan Lucic, Cam Talbot and more are off to wretched starts. Even Connor McDavid’s two-way play has come into question (he’s gone from super human in 2016-17 to merely super good this year).  Almost every move made by Coach Todd McLellan goes sideways. Few of Peter Chiarelli’s most recent deals have

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-11-20

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