As expected, Eastern Conference road to WHL finals runs through Prince Albert

As expected, Eastern Conference road to WHL finals runs through Prince Albert

The first rule of Fight Club apparently also extends to the top club in the Western Hockey League playoffs: You don’t talk about it. So anyone looking for the secret to the unmitigated success earned by the first-place Prince Albert Raiders on their way to a 54-10-2-2 record – a whopping .824 win percentage – is fresh out of luck. For the time being, at least. “We don’t talk a lot about ourselves,” said Raiders head coach Marc Habscheid, a draft pick by the Edmonton Oilers in 1981.

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-04-16

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Edmonton Oil Kings eyeing at least a split heading to Prince Albert

Edmonton Oil Kings eyeing at least a split heading to Prince Albert

The Edmonton Oil Kings had home-ice advantage through the first two rounds of the Western Hockey League playoffs, but will start on the road against the Prince Albert Raiders. That may be a good thing for the Oil Kings, who looked nervous in their series openers against the Medicine Hat Tigers and Calgary Hitmen before going on to win the series. “You want to go down there and try to get two wins, but the main thing your looking for is a split on the road,” said Oil Kings captain Trey Fix-W

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-04-16

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Real Life Podcast Episode 117: Sex is Undefeated

Welcome, friends, to the 117th episode of the Real Life Podcast, the podcast where the boys come into the recording sessions with an itinerary and don’t really get to any of it. This week, the boys took a look at Tiger Woods’ incredible Masters win, Connor McDavid’s PCL injury, Oilers’ transparency, and a whole lot more. To start off this week’s show, the guys jump right in with a look at Tiger Woods’ Masters win and just how impressive it was that he was able to come back and win

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-04-15

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Bakersfield Condors flying high as AHL playoffs start this weeked

Bakersfield Condors flying high as AHL playoffs start this weeked

The high-flying Bakersfield Condors open their AHL playoff series on the road in Colorado on Good Friday, which is for the birds considering the Edmonton Oilers farm club caused the greatest flap in the league with a historical 17-game winning streak. But their migration to the post-season is what counts for the West’s No. 1 seed. “This is new to me but the way it was explained is this: There’s a 300-mile rule, which means if the opponents are more than that far apart because of the trave

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-04-15

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Kailer Yamamoto’s wrist could derail him from AHL playoffs with Oilers farm team

Kailer Yamamoto’s wrist could derail him from AHL playoffs with Oilers farm team

Kailer Yamamoto’s troublesome wrist could KO him from Bakersfield’s playoff run. The Edmonton Oilers farmhand was hurt in a game here shortly after being recalled in late December, and when he returned to the AHL club after some time off, he hurt the same hand again. It doesn’t look good for Yamamoto returning to the farm lineup. He only played 27 AHL games this season with 10 goals and 18 points, alongside another 17 points with the Oilers. He was also out earlier in the season in Bakers

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-04-15

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Inside the Nation: Nuge’s linemates, Lucic injury rumour, and cap issues

We’re back in the mix with another episode of Inside the Nation with Dustin Nielson! With the NHL playoffs underway, there is a lot of hockey talk to be had. Even though the Oilers aren’t apart of the post-season, there is a number of hot topics surrounding the Oilers organization that Dusty covers. First, Dusty touches a bit on the rumours circling the Milan Lucic injury. There’s not a lot of confirmed information out there, but Milan Lucic’s leg is in a cast, and no one for sure knows

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-04-15

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Nation Donair Tour – Cosmic Pizza

After a bit of a hiatus, we’re back for a very special edition of the Nation Donair Tour. This time, we hit up Cosmic Pizza, located just a few steps away from Rogers Arena, to see if it was an adequate place to grab a post-game donair. What makes this edition of the tour so special? We invited our good pal Larvinen who travelled all the way from Finland to come along with us to try his first donair. We figured it was the most authentic, genuine Edmonton cuisine he could experience while he

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-04-15

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Can the Oilers clear cap space?

This morning in the Mailbag, we were asked how the Oilers can clear cap space as they head into what will be one of the most important offseasons in franchise history. As we know all too well, there won’t be a lot of wiggle room for the new GM to come in and sign free agents/add salary in trades so he’ll have to get creative in order to make it happen. For the purposes of this article, I wanted to take a look at some of the guys that are set to come off the books on July 1st and others tha

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-04-15

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Who stays and who goes? An early projection of which players will remain on the Oilers’ roster in 2019-20

The last time the Oilers hired a new GM, it swept in a summer of change. With that in mind a look who stays and who goes in Edmonton.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2019-04-15

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Milan Lucic Has A Lower Body Injury And Nobody Knows Anything About It

Milan Lucic Has A Lower Body Injury And Nobody Knows Anything About It

Mystery injury kept Lucic from playing in final game of the year. Milan Lucic suffered a lower body injury and is currently in a cast of some sort. Not sure on timeline at this point or how the injury happened.— Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) April 15, 2019 Further to Lucic injury - Happened off ice after practice Friday in Calgary. Will remain in cast for 2 more weeks, and the injury won't affect his regular summer training schedule. Expected to be 100% for training camp.— Ryan Ris

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2019-04-15

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