Back It Up

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-03-24

Cam Talbot needs a break. Goalies are voodoo, or so they say. What’s not voodoo? Cam Talbot needs a couple of days off. Cam Talbot needed a day off yesterday. And, they day before that. The Oilers have played 74 games this year, and Talbot’s played 67 of them. That’s an awful lot. It’s seven more than Devan Dubnyk. Talbot’s 3933 minutes played is over 400 more minutes than second place Frederik Andersen. You get the picture. It’s a lot. The last time someone not named Cam Talbot started a game for the Edmonton Oilers was on February 21st, more than a month ago. And you’re not gonna believe this, but Talbot looks tired. Talbot was pulled for the second conse

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John Tavares helps Islanders get past Pens in shootout

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-03-24

PITTSBURGH — John Tavares and Anthony Beauvillier scored in the shootout to lead the New York Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Friday night. Beauvillier opened the shootout with a goal, and Tavares snapped a wrist shot past Marc-Andre Fleury in the next round. Sidney Crosby scored in the shootout for Pittsburgh, but Jaroslav Halak, making his first start since Dec. 29, stopped Phil Kessel and Nick Bonino. Anders Lee scored his 28th goal of the season, while Brock Nelson got his 17th and Casey Cizikas his eighth for the Islanders, who moved into the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. New York is tied with Boston at 82 points, but the Islanders have a g

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Video: Oilers' Talbot looks like he could use some rest

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-03-24

Hockey writer Jim Matheson talks about the Edmonton Oilers goaltending situation late in the 2016-17 NHL season, with starter Cam Talbot looking mentally tired in a pair of late March road games and the possibility of giving backup Laurent Brossoit some starts to give Talbot some rest before the start of the playoffs in April.

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The Capilano Rehab Injury Report – Missing Fingers

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-03-24

I’m going to be honest with all of you… there hasn’t been a lot to talk about lately regarding the Oilers injured players. This week I have another update for you on Tyler Benson, as well as some Tyler Pitlick and Andrew Ference chat. But MORE IMPORTANTLY, can we please talk about what happened to Marc Methot last night?  I feel obligated to give you all a heads up that if you haven’t watched this video yet…. it’s a little graphic. I’d say it’s in between the Terror Tunes movie, and a paper cut on a scale of goriness. I actually even wonder if the camera man knew that he was on air when he zoomed in so close to the dangly finger. I didn’

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AHL Roundup: Binghamton Senators still with plenty to play for

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-03-24

OTTAWA – The American Hockey League’s Binghamton Senators will have plenty of incentive beyond the allure of skating on the home ice of their NHL affiliate when they host the Toronto Marlies at Canadian Tire Centre on Friday. At the morning skate Friday, the AHL Senators occupied the same Ottawa Senators dressing room that normally houses the likes of Binghamton graduates Mark Stone, Zack Smith, Mike Hoffman, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Cody Ceci, and so on. Ottawa captain Erik Karlsson had a 12-game stint with Binghamton in the 2009-10 season on his way toward NHL stardom. Twelve hours prior Ottawa had hammered out a 2-1 shootout win over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins with Binghamton head c

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AHL Roundup: Binghamton Senators still with plenty to play for

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-03-24

OTTAWA – The American Hockey League’s Binghamton Senators will have plenty of incentive beyond the allure of skating on the home ice of their NHL affiliate when they host the Toronto Marlies at Canadian Tire Centre on Friday. At the morning skate Friday, the AHL Senators occupied the same Ottawa Senators dressing room that normally houses the likes of Binghamton graduates Mark Stone, Zack Smith, Mike Hoffman, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Cody Ceci, and so on. Ottawa captain Erik Karlsson had a 12-game stint with Binghamton in the 2009-10 season on his way toward NHL stardom. Twelve hours prior Ottawa had hammered out a 2-1 shootout win over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins with Binghamton head c

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TROUBLE ON GARCES HIGHWAY?

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-03-24

I love old movies. Old movies mean a more leisurely story and each frame gives us a look back in time. Old Coke signs, the cut of a Cary Grant suit, what you could buy for $1.95. I’ve been thinking about Jesse Puljujarvi over the last while. He plays his home games about 37 minutes from the Garces Highway, but the Garces Highway is 5,400 miles from what he knows. Things happen for a reason, and maturation doesn’t come without lessons earned. In the case of Puljujarvi, it is clear the Oilers believe he is a big part of their future. After all, they invested one of their highest draft picks ever on the impressive Finn. A season in Bakersfield (or at least more than half of one) was

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Edmonton Oilers: Patrick Maroon Nominated for Masterton

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2017-03-24

The Edmonton Oilers have nominated Patrick Maroon for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, the team announced Friday. The award is given out each year to the player that “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.”   In past years, it has usually gone to a player that is a long-time Hall […] Edmonton Oilers: Patrick Maroon Nominated for Masterton - Oil On Whyte - Oil On Whyte - An Edmonton Oilers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Oilers likely to start Brossoit over Talbot vs. Avs

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-03-24

Like any goalie worth his catching mitt, Laurent Brossoit would much rather be a starter than reliever coming out of the bullpen to, hopefully, stop the bleeding. Remember, though, the Edmonton Oilers No. 1 netminder, Cam Talbot, went through the same thing with the New York Rangers. So it’s baby steps for Brossoit, who was outstanding in 35 minutes at the Anaheim Ducks, stopping all 16 shots he faced — maybe half of them from point-blank range — and all six in the final period against the Colorado Avalanche when the Oilers managed to out-score their myriad of defensive mistakes over the first 40 minutes and win 7-4. So, don’t be surprised if Brossoit gets the start against the Avala

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Edmonton Oilers: Adam Larsson Elevates Blue Line

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2017-03-24

While it would have been nice for the Oilers to invest in a power-play specialist, players like Adam Larsson are going to be the difference between winning and losing come playoff time.   Larsson’s overall presence has become more prominent as the season has progressed. Like many others on this budding Oilers squad, Larsson has grown […] Edmonton Oilers: Adam Larsson Elevates Blue Line - Oil On Whyte - Oil On Whyte - An Edmonton Oilers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Leon Draisaitl, Connor McDavid and Patrick Maroon are kings of the kill floor

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-03-24

The Peak McDavid Project, Part 2 When it comes to winning hockey games, the most valuable players are the attackers who can work the puck into the inner slot to create Grade A scoring chances. The least valuable players are the defenders who make mistakes that allow opposing attackers to do the same. This year on the attack, three Oilers stand out as being Kings of the Kill Floor, players able to make shots, passes and screens in the inner slot. As a team Edmonton has manufactured 637 such Grade A shots on net and scored 165 goals, which works out to a 26 per cent success rate on such shots.  On all the team’s other 1655 shots, the Oilers have scored just 50 goals, a three per cen

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West Coast Bias: Is Micheal Ferland the next Pat Maroon?

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-03-24

Not too long ago, the Calgary Flames were a small team. At least, until they got on the ice against the Edmonton Oilers, who were a bunch of pipsqueaks. Both tended to carry big, imposing fighters on their fourth line, but as far as size that could play, there wasn’t much in either town. Today, 6-foot-6 defenceman Dougie Hamilton plays on the Flames’ top pairing with Mark Giordano. His 48 points have him tied for fifth in scoring among NHL defencemen. The addition of 6-foot-3 Michael Stone next to T.J. Brodie has really solidified the Flames back end. Big Deryk Engelland is on the third pairing, while 6-foot-3 Troy Brouwer was added up front, and 6-foot-3 Sean Monahan is your No. 1 c

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