Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying

Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying

Get busy living or get busy dying. Those are the choices open to the Oilers right now. Blow it all up, trade some more players, mix up the lines, sell free-agents for picks, move picks for veterans, fire Chiarelli, fire Mclellan, and move the team to Seattle. Or take a step back, let the season play out while you take your lumps and look at it as an object lesson in putting too much faith in everything breaking ju

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2017-12-11

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Heaven and Hell in the NHL

Heaven and Hell in the NHL

If you’re angry at the Edmonton Oilers because of their weekend performances, I can’t help you. The club was quality both nights, couldn’t cash last evening and there’s plenty of positive to discuss. If you’re mad the Oilers are farther back this morning than they were Friday, I hear you. I get it. That said, if this is the Oilers team we’ll be watching the rest of the winter, I’ll need to modify my stance on playoffs. They play like that for 52 more games? Playoffs! Seriously.

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-12-11

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Monday Morning Hot Links: Exhaustion

Monday Morning Hot Links: Exhaustion

Good morning everyone. Last night the Oilers lost 1-0 to the Maple Leafs and it was one of the most entertaining hockey games so far this year. I know you’re mad that we didn’t get it to

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-12-11

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No more time for moral victories as the Oilers continue to run out of runway

No more time for moral victories as the Oilers continue to run out of runway

The Oilers played quite possibly their best game of the season Sunday, but fell 1-0 to the Maple Leafs. And with mid-season quickly approaching, there isn't enough time left to be satisfied with coming close. If the Edmonton Oilers end up missing the playoffs in a season in which they were expected to seriously compete for the Stanley Cup – and let’s face it, they might have already run out of runway – they shouldn’t look back at games like Sunday night’s and lament wha

Source: The Hockey News
Date: 2017-12-11

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Monday Mailbag – What’s wrong with the power play?

Another Monday is here and that means it’s time to learn something waste company time! As always, the mailbag is the perfect opportunity to soak up some of that sweet, sweet hockey knowledge laid forth by our writers and to argue with us about it in the comments section. If you’d like to get in on next week’s...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-12-11

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Around The Pacific: Kings surging on eight-game winning streak

This is a weekly feature in which I’ll look at the performances and narratives of the teams in the Pacific Division. The Kings have won eight games in a row and the Golden Knights have won four in a row of their own. The Canucks lost Bo Horvat to injury while the Ducks are set to...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-12-11

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3 up, 3 down: Milan Lucic picking up points in Edmonton

3 up, 3 down: Milan Lucic picking up points in Edmonton

Welcome to the fantasy hockey stock market. Each week we will look at three players trending up and three players trending down. Three Up Josh Anderson – RW – Blue Jackets – 11 Goals, 7 Assists, 91 Shots, 28 Games There hasn’t been much to love about Columbus’ offence. Exhibit A: Anderson lead

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-12-11

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Maple Leafs 1, Oilers 0

Maple Leafs 1, Oilers 0

Leafs goaltender Curtis McElhinney turns aside 41 shots while Oilers fail to score On a night where Auston Matthews would be out of the lineup, the Oilers were able to hold

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-12-11

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Player grades: Snakebitten Edmonton Oilers deserve better but can't solve McElhinney, posts

Player grades: Snakebitten Edmonton Oilers deserve better but can't solve McElhinney, posts

Oilers 0, Maple Leafs 1 One night after driving the NHL’s consensus best goalie, Carey Price, from the net with a barrage of goals, the Edmonton Oilers couldn’t solve Toronto Maple Leafs backup Curtis McElhinney even once. The Oilers fell behind on the game’s first shift, gradually took over control of the game as the night wore on, but that 1-0 scoreline survived for 59 minutes and 26 seconds right through to the final buzzer. McElhinney was nothing short of uncanny in

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-12-11

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Connor McDavid and the most dominant, pointless show on Earth

Connor McDavid and the most dominant, pointless show on Earth

TORONTO – The average ticket to see a hockey game at Air Canada Centre costs $368.60, the highest price tag in the National Hockey League. On Sunday, it was worth every penny of that exorbitant cover charge to witness Connor McDavid put on a pointless, fruitless, dominant clinic for one of the league’s worst clubs and lose. “For a

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-12-11

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