Edmonton Oil Drops: Busy Times in Edmonton

Today’s Cap Hit for the Oilers is at $78.1 million, which is $1.4 million under the $79.5 million limit. The Oilers are cap compliant based on this number, which is all they needed to worry about because of the LTIR situation. It is my understanding that normally, teams need to be under the $79.5 million limit with both values (Projected Cap Hit and Today’s Cap Hit) at all times, with LTIR being an exception (although as we learned, I have been wrong in the past). Basically, the Oilers are

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2019-02-20

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Oil Kings Update: Team holds top spot in Central as stretch drive begins

While the team they share an arena with continues to flounder, the Edmonton Oil Kings continue to play some very good hockey. It’s becoming the norm for the cities local WHL team. While the results over the past week weren’t dominant, I was still very impressed with the Oil Kings recent four-game stretch. They embarked on their final significant road trip of the season, which saw them play three games in three nights, starting on Wednesday night in Brandon. Everyone I heard from following

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-02-20

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VAN DIEST: Opportunity keeps slipping away for Edmonton Oilers

VAN DIEST: Opportunity keeps slipping away for Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers keep saying the right things, but are having problems converting talk into action. A 3-2 shootout loss to the Arizona Coyotes wasn’t exactly the dagger in their playoff aspirations, but it was another setback in a rare campaign where meaningful games are being played two-thirds into the season. That is due largely in part by the ineptness at the bottom half of the Western Conference. The Dallas Stars lost, the Minnesota Wild lost, and incredibly, the Oilers gained a point

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-02-20

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Player grades: Missing their top star, Edmonton Oilers fight back twice to earn a deserved point

Player grades: Missing their top star, Edmonton Oilers fight back twice to earn a deserved point

Coyotes 3*, Oilers 2 (SO) What a weird team Edmonton Oilers are with their goalie on the bench this season. It’s sure happened a lot of times as the Oilers have trailed late in a lot of games. Many times the moment they pull the goalie the puck seems destined for the open cage as if drawn by a powerful magnet, such as last game when they allowed the clinchingh empty netter just 4 seconds after Mikko Koskinen left the ice surface. In all, they’ve allowed a ghastly 15 goals into their unguard

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-02-20

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‘Underrated’ Ryan Nugent-Hopkins a player Oilers can build around

‘Underrated’ Ryan Nugent-Hopkins a player Oilers can build around

EDMONTON — Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is the lone survivor. The last of the Mohicans. There he was on a Tuesday night at Rogers Place against Arizona, the playoffs no less a distant mirage this February than they have been in all but one of his eight seasons as a pro, and he’s digging right to the final buzzer. "I think he’s grown, even if he looks the same," chuckled Sam Gagner, who has returned to Edmonton to re-join the man that the rosy-cheeked boy has become. "If he’s not the most underra

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2019-02-20

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Real Life Podcast Episode 110: Long Necks and Cashin’ Cheques

On this week’s Real Life Podcast, the boys spend the hour getting you caught up on all things Oilers, including Don Cherry’s take on the Carolina Hurricanes, the return of Sam Gagner, Bob Nicholson’s interview with Mark Connolly, and a whole lot more.  To start off this week’s episode of the Real Life Podcast, producer Jared blew everyone’s minds when he sneakily slid a new intro in from the one and only Daddy Long Neck. If you don’t know who Daddy Long Neck is then we encourage yo

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-02-20

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Coyote Ugly. Oilers lose 3-2 in shootout to Arizona as writer cracks 100% original joke.

Coyote Ugly. Oilers lose 3-2 in shootout to Arizona as writer cracks 100% original joke.

Oilers require 41 of 46 available points to reach 95 for the season. The Edmonton Oilers (24-29-5) welcomed the Arizona Coyotes (26-28-5) to town on a balmy Tuesday evening in the provincial capital. The Coyotes, having played last night, were looking to right the ship after being on the receiving end of a powdered palm to the mush at the ... hands ... of the Calgary Flames last night. The Oilers, having lost most of their last every game, announced just prior to warm up that they’d be withou

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2019-02-20

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JONES: Where are the scouts, as Oilers lose another one at home?

JONES: Where are the scouts, as Oilers lose another one at home?

In every press box in the National Hockey League, before every game, a seating chart is taped to a wall. At this time of year, in the final week prior to the trade deadline, the first thing a hockey writer does is look to see what teams have sent scouts for a live look at the tradable talent on display. Last night’s list posted prior to the Arizona Coyotes’ game against the Edmonton Oilers would give you the idea a lot of teams have little or no interest in anything the Oilers might have to

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-02-20

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Hinostroza scores SO winner, Coyotes hand Oilers 5th straight loss

Hinostroza scores SO winner, Coyotes hand Oilers 5th straight loss

Vinnie Hinostroza scored the shootout winner, adding to a goal in regulation, as the Arizona Coyotes came away with a 3-2 victory on Tuesday over an Edmonton Oilers team missing star forward Connor McDavid with the flu.

Source: CBC Sports
Date: 2019-02-20

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GDB 59.0 Wrap Up: A Connor-less existence is a painful one, Oilers lose 3-2 in the shootout

At least we got a point? Final Score: 3-2 Coyotes in the shootout Generally speaking, the Oilers should be able to look at the Arizona Coyotes and the injuries they’re dealing with, feeling like they have a real chance at winning the hockey game. This is a team that does not have the high end talent that the Oilers do at the top of their roster, but they are comprised of a bunch of guys that refuse to quit and consistently fight above their weight class. The Coyotes are the kind of team that

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-02-20

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