The Roundup

Full panic in Edmonton and Detroit; Flames still searching for identity; looking at Leafs trade targets; examining the Jets start; John Tavares, Matt Hendricks and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by the DailyFaceOff. In the Roundup, we go around the Nation Network and give you some of the best articles of...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-12-08

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JT Shark: A Hockey Experience

JT Shark: A Hockey Experience

Words and music, in its entirety, courtesy Jump the Shark. Part 1 Where the hockey road leads you. Today.. Cardiff, Wales You never know where the hockey world will take you and what story you will get. On Sunday the 3rd of December, 2017, my plan was to attend the Cardiff Devils vs Dundee Stars game and compare the hockey game to that we have in Canada. Well the story I wanted to write will need to be written another day, as the story I ended up getting was far more i

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-12-08

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Todd McLellan Absolutely Should Be On The Hot Seat

Todd McLellan Absolutely Should Be On The Hot Seat

When you are supposed to be a Stanley Cup contender but sit at the bottom of the NHL standings, no one is safe. In the case of the Edmonton Oilers, no one in the organization sans Connor McDavid should be safe. The rumblings from the big wigs in hockey media are pointing us in that direction, the one that says no one in the Oiler organization should feel safe. I’ve been all over GM Peter Chiarelli, and I will continue to be until he turns this ship around or is fired, but to this po

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2017-12-07

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The Capilano Rehab Injury Report – Send help

What if the Oilers are just saving all of their energy until they face Western Conference teams? What if they’re just messing around with us by making us all worried and unhappy and then when they begin their Western trip in a couple weeks. BAM! They turn on the jets and play like we all...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-12-07

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Can’t Score if You Won’t Shoot

“You miss 100% of the shots you never take,” Wayne Gretzky. The Edmonton Oilers had one shot on goal in four minutes of powerplay time last night. They trailed 3-2 and went on the PP with 3:43 remaining in the game. They had a glorious opportunity to tie the game on the man advantage, but...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-12-07

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Mixed Results

Mixed Results

Highs and Lows of the Oil Kings Weekend The Oil Kings had a bust weekend. With games on both Saturday and Sunday, there was plenty of opportunity to improve an awful record. As the worst team in the WHL and the entire CHL, two wins would have had a significant positive impact for the Oil Kings.

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-12-07

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Tom Wilson is the bad guy in every 1980s teen movie

Tom Wilson is the bad guy in every 1980s teen movie

He can make the opposition hurt in more ways than one and the NHL hasn't had a player like that since Milan Lucic was in his prime with the Bruins I need to phrase this properly and I’ll probably fail, but here it goes: Tom Wilson is the perfect 1980s movie bully. He’s the villain that John Cusack, Patrick Dempsey, both Coreys and a slew of other misunderstood teens had to face on screen and I think we need to appreciate that. The Washington Capitals right winger is c

Source: The Hockey News
Date: 2017-12-07

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Ryan Strome Appears To Be A Healthy Scratch

Ryan Strome Appears To Be A Healthy Scratch

If you weren’t sold on Peter Chiarelli not knowing what is going on, then this should solidify it. As the Oilers took to the ice today for practice following yet another pathetic home showing, the summer’s prized acquisition was skating as an extra forward. Ryan Strome, the man who was brought in for Jordan Eberle, is slated to be a healthy scratch. The worst part? It is completely on merit. Strome, for the most part, has been a complete dud as an Edmonton Oiler. I thought he was

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2017-12-07

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Strome, Caggiula relegated to extra forwards at practice

After a disappointing, listless loss against the Flyers last night, Todd McLellan has shuffled the Oilers’ lines at practice. Notably, Ryan Strome and Drake Caggiula are on the outside looking in. Last game, Strome and Caggiula played the wings with Leon Draisaitl. The line was completely invisible against the Flyers, and now, Anton Slepyshev and...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-12-07

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Flames’ Matthew Tkachuk molding into both lovable and hatable pest

Flames’ Matthew Tkachuk molding into both lovable and hatable pest

The tell on the Matthew Tkachuk commentary Thursday is as easy to spot as a cheesy slew foot or a spear caught on camera. If you read, or hear, someone say that they wouldn’t want Tkachuk on their team, that person is a fan boy. OK? They say that because they don’t like the Flames. And they do love the Canucks, Leafs, Oilers, whome

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-12-07

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