Jets and Oilers still trying to re-discover their peak game

Jets and Oilers still trying to re-discover their peak game

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Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-10-16

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Minor change that represents a larger issue

The Oilers made changes to their bottom six line combinations following their 5-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils in Sweden. Centerman Kyle Brodziak became a healthy scratch. And Zack Kassian and Tobias Rieder, his two wingers from the first game, moved up to play with centerman Ryan Strome. That pushed Jujhar Khaira and Jesse Puljujärvi, Strome’s two most common linemates from preseason, down to the fourth line to play with Drake Caggiula. The Puljujärvi demotion was the most controversial a

Source: The Super Fan
Date: 2018-10-16

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Oil Kings Road Trip Hits Sour Note

Oil Kings Road Trip Hits Sour Note

The Oil Kings Look to Rebound at Home The Edmonton Oil Kings wrapped up a six game road trip over the weekend. The road trip included a visit to each of the US Division teams in the WHL. The Oil Kings make the trip to the US Division every second year. With a quick stop in Cranbrook to face the Kootenay Ice to start the trip, the six game trip marks one of the longest series of away games on the Oil Kings calendar. The Oil Kings went 0-5-1 on their trip, just about the worst possible results.

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-10-16

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Keegan Lowe named Condors captain

Late last week, the Bakersfield Condors announced that Keegan Lowe was named as team captain for the 2018-19 season. Lowe is playing in his second season with the Condors after coming in as a free agent last summer and extending his stay with a new two-year deal this past June. According to Condors head coach, Jay Woodcroft, “Keegan (Lowe) is a young man who does it right every day” and that professionalism made him the ideal fit in the eyes of the organization to follow Ryan Hamilton who r

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-10-16

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Jets’ Mark Scheifele: Matthews is ‘not at McDavid’s level just yet’

Jets’ Mark Scheifele: Matthews is ‘not at McDavid’s level just yet’

WINNIPEG — Hey Mark Scheifele. You played with Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid on Team North America at the World Cup, and you’ve faced them both in the NHL. Is Matthews really a better player than McDavid, like the folks in Toronto are saying? "No." Care to expound on that a bit? "Obviously Auston’s a great player, he’s got a lot of skill and you watch him on a nightly basis, he makes a lot of really, good plays," said the Jets centre. "Connor McDavid has put up back-to-back 100-poi

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-10-16

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Secondary scoring an absolute must if Edmonton Oilers are to compete, let alone contend

Game Day 4: Oilers at Jets The Edmonton Oilers returned home on Saturday night, two weeks and 17,579 kilometres after their departure on a convoluted trip from Cologne to Gothenberg to Boston to New York and home again, one that also saw them transition from preseason to regular season. They stayed home for one practice, before immediately turning around and heading back east for a one-game roadie to Winnipeg. Gee, thanks, NHL! By the time the club finally does play its home opener on Thursday,

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-10-16

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One Minute Men – Oilers vs Jets

Another game day, another episode of Cam and I trying to reiterate Jason Gregor’s Game Day Notes in under 60 seconds.  This week we took our notes to the nearest playground to Nation HQ. It was right before recess time so we had to make it snappy. I’ve got a lot of positive things to say about this playground. There were many different activities and structures to play on, it was relatively safe, and the weather was beautiful. If you notice, one of the clips at the end was us walking back

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-10-16

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Oilers Need Maksimov to Keep Rolling

Oilers Need Maksimov to Keep Rolling

The Edmonton Oilers have built a dramatically deeper prospect pool since 2015. While the Oilers have been determined to improve their depth down the middle, on the blue line and in goal, right winger Kirill Maksimov is the most exciting prospect in the system. Selected in the fifth round (146th overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft, Maksimov has torn up the OHL with the Niagara IceDogs over the past 21 months, scoring 58 goals in his last 100 OHL games. His natural scoring ability is a coveted asset

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-10-16

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GDB 4.0: Going to Winnipeg (6pm MT, SN Oilers)

“Gate 31A was Hawaii and gate 31B is Winnipeg…alright, going to Winnipeg.” It was a classic line from a Fountain Tire commercial in 2005. It obviously was a joke, since there is no airport in Winnipeg, but the Oilers are in Winnipeg and hoping to find some offence. It is difficult to win when you only score five times in three game, but the good news for the Oilers is they’ve only allowed eight actual goals in three games (Boston and New Jersey each scored an empty net goal). The Oiler

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-10-16

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Oil Spills podcast: Edmonton Oilers desperately seeking beast-mode Leon Draisaitl

Oil Spills podcast: Edmonton Oilers desperately seeking beast-mode Leon Draisaitl

Leon Draisaitl, the Edmonton Oilers’ second-line centre, has failed to muster offence with even-strength linemates Milan Lucic and Kailer Yamamoto as the 2018-19 National Hockey League season begins. So it comes as little surprise the idea of once again moving Draisaitl onto Connor McDavid’s wing — something the Oilers have done in the past to generate goals — has come up again in the media as something head coach Todd McLellan should consider. McLellan has summarily dismissed the notio

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-10-16

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