GAME PREVIEW: Edmonton Oilers @ Winnipeg Jets

GAME PREVIEW:  Edmonton Oilers @ Winnipeg Jets

Oilers parachute into Winnipeg for second of a two game roadie Edmonton Oilers (17-12-2) (5th, Pacific) Winnipeg Jets (19-9-2) (2nd, Central) 6:00 PM MST Bell MTS Place TV: Sportsnet West Radio: 630 CHED SB Nation Opponent: Arctic Ice Hockey The Oilers scored six goals in Colorado to emerge on top, but it came at a heavy price. Defenceman Oscar Klefbom is expected to be out of the lineup for weeks after blocking a shot with his hand. Caleb Jones has been recalled, and there will certainly b

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-12-13

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Analyzing how Ken Hitchcock has changed the Edmonton Oilers

Analyzing how Ken Hitchcock has changed the Edmonton Oilers

Whenever a team makes a coaching replacement in the middle of a season, it’s always a little tough to evaluate the changes the new coach brings in. Some things are more obvious to the eye than numbers would indicate, and sometimes changes are made that are so small you need the numbers to understand the impact. With the lack of practices in the NHL now, and without the benefit of a training camp to implement stylistic and system changes, it’s all the more difficult for an incoming coach to

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-12-13

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Oilers Options With Klefbom Out?

Oilers Options With Klefbom Out?

During the Edmonton Oilers 6-4 win over the Colorado Avalanche, Oscar Klefbom ran face-first into the injury bug again. A point-blank slap shot from Avs forward Sven Andrighetto seems to have caused some damage to Klefbom’s left hand. Jason Gregor has stated it’s broken fingers, and Oilers head coach Ken Hitchcock said the Swedish defender would be out “weeks, not days.” Hearing Klefbom has broken fingers…doctor will determine how serious. Where fracture is will determine if he requi

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-12-13

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Game 32 2018-19: Oilers at Jets

Ken Hitchcock has his Edmonton Oilers in a good spot after a wicked 8-2-1 run that served as his introduction (as if he needed one) to Oilers Nation. Hitchcock, who has been dealing with a roster that lacks depth, will need to find a workaround for the injury to Oscar Klefbom. The young defender is averaging 25:25 TOI this season, easily one of the top 10 totals across the NHL this season. Harry Houdini couldn’t get out of this fix, but Harry Houdini isn’t Ken Hitchcock. This should be inte

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2018-12-13

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Matching The Oilers and Blues

Matching The Oilers and Blues

There might not be a bigger disappointment in the NHL this season than the St. Louis Blues. Thought by many, myself included, as a Stanley Cup contender, the Blues have completely flopped and are one of the worst teams in the NHL as we approach Christmas. The Blues have already made a coaching change, firing Mike Yeo and promoting Craig Berube to the lead job. The results haven’t changed, however, and the club is still struggling to get wins on a consistent basis. The next change for GM Doug

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2018-12-13

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Thursday Morning Hot Links

Thursday Morning Hot Links

Good morning everyone, here are the links. First, Oscar Klefbom has been placed on the IR, Cooper Marody has been sent down, Caleb Jones has been called up, and Drake Caggiula has been activated. (Copper&Blue) Next, PuckPedia asked some questions to NHL Agent Allain Roy. If you’re interested in the business side of this stuff, this is worth the watch. (PuckPedia) Spector writes about how the Oilers have been looking lately. So far, so good. (Sportsnet) Naturally, Joshua Clipperton has

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-12-13

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GDB Game Notes: Oilers @ Jets

The Oilers are heading to Winnipeg riding a four-game winning streak which is their longest of the season thus far. Here are your game day notes. 1. Last time the Oilers played the Jets, they had a wild travel schedule that involved them flying from Boston to Edmonton then from Edmonton to Fargo, North Dakota before bussing to Winnipeg because Winnipeg doesn’t have an airport. Instead of going through customs three times in a 24-hour span, the Oilers decided this time to fly over Winnipeg a

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-12-13

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Hitchcock’s Line Combos Looking for Goals

Hitchcock’s Line Combos Looking for Goals

A major theme of the early days since Ken Hitchcock replaced Todd McLellan as the Edmonton Oilers’ head coach is that ‘Hitch-Hockey’ has led to tighter team defense but the Oilers are failing to score enough five-on-five goals to win regularly. Is it true? A seven-goal explosion on Friday night against the Minnesota Wild and six more goals Tuesday against the Colorado Avalanche may have calmed some of the fears about the team’s ability to score, but more often than not with Hitchc

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-12-13

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Edmonton Oilers: Will Klefbom’s Injury Force a Trade Plus 2019 World Junior Championships Group A Preview

The hockey gods have a funny way of doing business, don’t they? The Oilers best defenseman goes down with a couple of busted fingers after taking a clapper point-black from Sven Andrighetto. Man, if Oscar Klefbom didn’t have bad luck he wouldn’t have any luck. The guy can’t seem to buy a break. That said, I saw that Caleb Jones has been called up. I’ll say this about Jones, if you liked Yohann Auvitu, you’re going to love this guy. He’s a roamer for sure. I mean he’s not quite a

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2018-12-13

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NHL Injuries: Sabres, Flames, Blue Jackets, Oilers, Kings, Predators, Senators, Penguins, Rangers and Capitals

NHL Injuries: Sabres, Flames, Blue Jackets, Oilers, Kings, Predators, Senators, Penguins, Rangers and Capitals

Scandella close Joe Yerdon: If all goes well for Buffalo Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella he could return this weekend. Ferland’s status and de Haan will be fine Darren Dreger: The Hurricanes pulled Micheal Ferland from Tuesday nights game in the first period as he didn’t feel right. It was his first game back from his concussion.

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2018-12-13

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