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Game 7: Oilers vs. Capitals Coverage

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2014-10-22

It's time for a winning streak Oilers vs Capitals Today's Goaltenders: Ben Scrivens (279 mins ESSvPct: .867 SvPct: .862) vs. Braden Holtby (195 mins ESSvPct: .926 SvPct: .932) Please put your prediction in the subject line like this: Oilers n - Capital 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 correctly: 1 points

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Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman says that “at some point Jeff Petry’s going to be traded”

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2014-10-22

Thanks to a rocky start to their season, the Edmonton Oilers have found themselves squarely at the centre of the NHL rumour mill. Trade speculation always tends to follow struggling teams, and the Oilers have been no exception. But according to Sportsnet analyst Elliotte Friedman, Edmonton’s largely been content to hunker down and try to outlast the problems plaguing the club. In an interview with Sportsnet 960 on Monday (h/t Chris Nichols), Friedman explained that the Oilers were a lot quieter than one might expect: The Oilers are making fewer calls about trades than you would think. They aren’t looking for a goalie; they feel this [Viktor] Fasth injury is not too long-term, maybe a wee

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Ryan Garner: Draisaitl Deserves His Spot in Edmonton

Source: Hockey Buzz
Date: 2014-10-22

I like to joke that the most important thing I learned in college was where to park. University of Utah parking enforcement was more efficient than the Gestapo and only slightly less ruthless, writing up tickets for each and every infraction. Having grown up in meter-free Fort McMurray, I racked up parking tickets like Luke Gazdic gathers PIMs. Honestly, I probably spent more money on parking infr...

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Oilers centre Leon Draisaitl would get no benefit from return to Prince Albert

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2014-10-22

It seems like everybody and their dog has come to the conclusion that Leon Draisaitl should be shipped back to junior.

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10/21/14 Doubling Down On Dumb Decisions

Source: Oil Acumen
Date: 2014-10-22

Alliteration is fun.Got some interesting news today from former Oilers coach Tom Renney. Seems management wanted him to play their young stars with full knowledge that those players were hurt. Turns out that both Nugent-Hopkins and Taylor Hall had shoulder surgery in Renney's second and final season as head coach. Management was "selling hope" that winter! And it wasn't the first time.Remember when Ryan Smyth got traded for nothing and the Oilers went 2-17-1 down the stretch, but it was all going to be alright because the Oilers had cap space that they could use on free agents, but then nobody wanted to sign here? Remember Sheldon Souray signing that summer? Management was selling hope

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Trotz gives big thumbs up to Ovechkin’s play (with video)

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-10-22

LEDUC — Looking back, Barry Trotz said he wasn’t sure what to expect of the goal scoring prodigy that came with his new job as the head coach of the Washington Capitals. But both he and Alex Ovechkin have seemingly benefited from the new union — and obviously, so too have the Capitals, who roll into Rexall Place Wednesday to take on the Edmonton Oilers.

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They love Yakupov, they love Yak not

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2014-10-22

Same old, ridiculous trade rumours swirl around Yakupov and Eberle from Toronto sources This in, two conflicting views of Nail Yakupov’s trade value, one from hockey’s T-Rex, Don Cherry, the other from an NHL reporter, Renaud Lavoie of the Journal de Montreal. Here’s Cherry’s take: “You can’t trade (Nail) Yakupov, because nobody’s going to take him,” Cherry said. “(Jordan) Eberle or one of those guys have got to go. “It’s a tough deal giving one of (the young players) away, but something’s gotta go.” Then there is this from Lavoie: My take Cherry says the

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Oilers first line seeing more time and success against the best in the game

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2014-10-22

You can analyze the game until your eyes fall out, but the old Darryl Sutter adage will almost always ring true.

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Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins says win over Tampa Bay confirmation system works

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2014-10-22

You gotta believe.

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Should Edmonton Oilers keep Leon Draisaitl or send him back to junior?

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-10-22

Leon Draisaitl signed up to be a centre, not a lab rat, but until the Edmonton Oilers rookie plays his 10th game — which would be two days after his 19th birthday Oct. 29 when Nashville Predators are here — the experiment will rage on. Draisaitl has played six games. If he plays in 10 games, he burns a year of his entry-level contract.

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Oilers podcast: 'Do it again. And again. And again' edition

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-10-22

Edmonton Journal hockey writers Jim Matheson and Joanne Ireland, and sports columnist John MacKinnon join sports editor Craig Ellingson to talk about the Edmonton Oilers' first half-dozen games of the 2014-15 NHL season on Oct. 21, 2014.

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THE WONDERFUL KID FROM NIZHNEKAMSK

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2014-10-21

Plenty of talk on the Al Gore about trades but I can’t see Craig MacTavish moving a big piece for a short term solution. This assumes the Oilers still see Nuge—Draisaitl as the future up the middle, if that’s the case there’s zero reason to trade for Brayden Schenn at this time. Schenn isn’t good enough to play ahead of Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier in Philly, and he won’t be good enough to play in front of Nuge-Leon in a year or two. Why trade something of value for him if you’re looking for a short-term solution? I don’t think MacTavish makes that move. Here’s another one I don’t think he’ll do: Even if the Oilers believe (a

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