NHL Rumors: Avalanche, Blue Jackets, Canadiens, Islanders, Golden Knights, Iginla, Oilers and Houston

Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: 30 Thoughts roundup. Even if the Colorado Avalanche continue to win, it’s still unlikely that Matt Duchene stays. still thinks he wants a fresh start. They might be now looking at non-NHL prospects, focusing on left-handed defensemen. GM Joe Sakic was in Nashville to watch the Preds-Avs, with other teams thinking

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2017-10-19

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Edmonton Oilers @ Chicago Blackhawks Game Preview

Oilers visit Chicago looking to shake four game winless streak Edmonton Oilers (1-4-0) Chicago Blackhawks (4-2-1) United Center - Chicago IL 630 PM MDT T

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-10-19

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Game Six 2017-18: Oilers at Blackhawks

The Edmonton Oilers made the playoffs last season on the back of Connor McDavid’s fabulous skills and stellar goaltending from Cam Talbot. McDavid’s point total is running in the range of 100 points over 82 games, but Talbot is miles from home. This road trip might help the defense tighten and the goaltending to find the range. Leon Draisaitl and Drake Caggiula may return, Andrej Sekera is skating now. All that’s great, but wins now are the key. The losing streak is four, it’s gettin

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-10-19

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Can McDavid & Matthews Keep up with Eichel?

In the 12-month period before the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, there was a heated discussion about two ‘generational’ talents: Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel. There was a fun and somewhat even argument over who had the better style of skating, the knack for making plays, the route they took to get to the NHL, and even their physical status and personal maturation. Whichever teams were to draft them, in what

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2017-10-19

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Oilers have fastest player on planet, but still have speed issues

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Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-10-19

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Edmonton Oilers Game Day at Chicago Blackhawks

Oilers at Blackhawks 6:30p.m., United Center. TV: Sportsnet. Radio: 630 CHED. Five Keys To The Game 1. The real Cam Talbot Talbot’s game right now mirrors his first month struggles in his first year as with the Oilers. He has 3.96 average and .880 save percentage through 181 minutes. He’s faced 100 shots and given up 12 goals. He has a career 1.97 average in eight career games against the Blackhawks and was 2-1, with a 1.88 save percentage last y

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-10-19

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Kemp finding his offence in second season with Edmonton Oil Kings

Brett Kemp scored the most important goal of his Edmonton Oil Kings career this past weekend, in what proved to be the club’s biggest win thus far this season. On Saturday, Kemp, 17, netted the winning goal with 19 seconds left to upset the Swift Current Broncos 4-3 in the third of a four-game road trip. Swift Current went into the game with a perfect 8-0-0 record, while the Oil Kings had lost the first two games of the trip. “It was a character win,” said Kemp, pr

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-10-19

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Edmonton Oilers were much more resilient last season than this year's team

So far this season, the Edmonton Oilers have proven to be a much less resilient squad than the 2016-17 Oilers, and I’m not just saying this because the Oilers were a winning team last year and so far have 1 win and four losses this year.  I’m saying this because the Oilers have so far exhibited little ability to bounce back from adversity in a game. How to measure resiliency and bounceback in a team? It strikes me that one of the worst things that can happen to a team is e

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-10-19

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FC Edmonton put damper in Jacksonville's playoff quest

FC Edmonton played the part of spoilers with their own playoff aspirations extinguished this past weekend. On Wednesday, FC Edmonton held the Jacksonville Armada to a 1-1 tie in Florida. The tie jeopardizes the Armada’s North American Soccer League playoff chances, battling with the New York Cosmos for the final post-season berth. Midfielder Jack Blake scored for Jacksonville, while striker Jake Keegan countered for Edmonton, who concluded their two-game road trip with a pa

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-10-19

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Key to the Highway

Based on reports Leon Draisaitl may return to the lineup as early as Saturday. Todd McLellan’s shuffle appears to have possibly hit on a second line (Milan Lucic, Ryan Nugent-Hopkin and Ryan Strome) and allows the coach to move Draisaitl back to the top line—at least in theory. Drake Caggiula may also return this week, but...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-10-19

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Edmonton Oilers: Caggiula, Draisaitl Will Travel with Team

Edmonton Oilers forwards Leon Draisaitl and Drake Caggiula are on the injured reserve, but may be closer to returning than once thought. Both Draisaitl and Caggiula will be traveling with the team as they venture on a three-game eastern conference road swing. While it’s unclear at this time if they will play, it is a […] Edmonton Oilers: Caggiula, Draisaitl Will Travel

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2017-10-19

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The Emergence of Darnell Nurse

  The Edmonton Oilers have had a dreadful start to the season. It wasn’t totally unexpected if you read my “What You Should Do to Get Ready for the Season” piece it’s not a shock they have gotten off to a slow start. Fancystat fans should be happy though as the Oilers are #1 in the league in Corsi! Unfortunately, they have also had lousy goaltending, porous defence, taken dumb pena

Source: The Oil Knight
Date: 2017-10-19

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