Something Else

Something Else

The Edmonton Oilers are 9-2-2 with Ken Hitchcock as coach, and the mind cannot resist wandering. Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Should you save your pennies for playoff tickets? If the Oilers lose tomorrow night in the shadow of Chilliwack, does it mean the beginning of the end? Does it mean two weeks until this blog’s first look at the 2019 draft? If Oilers fans find true hope, will the Hockey Gods punish them again?  The Oilers under Todd McLellan were a lot like the Kinks

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2018-12-15

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Oilers No. 7 prospect, winter 2018: Caleb Jones

Jones was easily the best player at Oilers' rookie camp in September, looking more mature and quicker.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2018-12-15

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RECAP: Oilers Ground Flyers 4-1

RECAP:  Oilers Ground Flyers 4-1

McDavid’s three point effort helps propel Oilers to victory There’s plenty to be concerned about with the Oilers right now. They’re without their number one defenceman for some time, and a new face was on the blue line for his first regular season contest. The entire defence is a juggling act in motion right now. The wings are practically the same as when the season began. Plus, the Oilers were coming off an OTL in Winnipeg the night prior. Philadelphia’s no screaming hell, but thi

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-12-15

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The Capilano Rehab Injury Report – MORE defencemen injured

We had a big week of injury news about the Edmonton Oilers so let’s skip the small chat and dive in! Healthy Oilers After being featured on the Injury Report for a few weeks, Tobias Rieder is finally healthy! Exactly 31 days after he hurt his shoulder, Rieder returned to the lineup against the Jets on Thursday night. He only played 10 minutes as I’m sure Hitch is weaning him back into the game, but I’m sure he was stoked to get back with the team. Another player who returned to the lineu

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-12-15

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The Roundup

The Hitch effect; Jets have cap problems; Calgary loves trading first round picks; the Leafs biggest flaw moving forward; the NHL trade market for older players, an intro into sports betting and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Sumo Jerky. In the Roundup, we go around the Nation Network and give you some of the best articles of the last couple weeks. Every once in a while it’s good to know what other teams are doing, or maybe you find an interesting article you wouldn

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-12-15

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Player grades: Koskinen, penalty kill unit plus a triple dose of McDavid+Draisaitl spark Edmonton Oilers over Flyers

Player grades: Koskinen, penalty kill unit plus a triple dose of McDavid+Draisaitl spark Edmonton Oilers over Flyers

Flyers 1, Oilers 4 It was no work of art, but it was never going to be. What it was, was a solid, grinding, workmanlike effort from an Edmonton Oilers club that kept their focus for the lion’s share of the 60 minutes and, also for the most part, managed both the puck and their dwindling energy budget efficiently. In the end the Oilers cruised to a 4-1 win over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers. The home side’s big players got the job done, with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl producing 3 m

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-12-15

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Oilers’ Alex Chiasson has earned his place on Connor McDavid’s wing

Oilers’ Alex Chiasson has earned his place on Connor McDavid’s wing

EDMONTON — There are 13 pay periods inside a National Hockey League season. When Alex Chiasson got off the plane in Edmonton back in September, he was just trying to get to one of them. He came out west on a professional tryout — a PTO — the second year in a row that he had gone through the summer unsigned and hungry for work. “Not the position you want to be as a player,” the 28-year-old Montrealer said in his second language, only a hint of an accent left after seven NHL seasons, a

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-12-15

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Oilers keep rolling with 3-point performances from McDavid and Draisaitl

Oilers keep rolling with 3-point performances from McDavid and Draisaitl

Connor McDavid had two goals and an assist and Leon Draisaitl had three assists as the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Friday.

Source: CBC Sports
Date: 2018-12-15

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McDavid, Draisaitl net three points each to lead Oilers over Flyers

McDavid, Draisaitl net three points each to lead Oilers over Flyers

EDMONTON — Connor McDavid had two goals and an assist and Leon Draisaitl had three assists as the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Friday. Alex Chiasson and Adam Larsson also scored for the Oilers (18-12-3), who have won five of their last six and have gone 8-1-1 in their last 10 games. They are now 9-2-2 under head coach Ken Hitchcock. Edmonton goalie Mikko Koskinen made 31 saves to improve to 7-0-0 on home ice this season. Sean Couturier was credited with Philadelphia

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-12-15

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GDB 33.0 Wrap Up: The Hitchcock era winning continues, Oilers beat Flyers 4-1

Draisaitl, McDavid, and Koskinen strike again. Final score: 4-1 Oilers. The first period was an odd one. The boys were on their heels to start the game and were making some lousy giveaways in their own end. This is sort of what we’re accustomed to as of late. Koskinen made a couple big saves and a couple defensive lapses from the Flyers lead to some scoring chances of our own. Eventually, the puck got into the hands of Connor McDavid to Leon Draisaitl to Alex Chiasson, then bada-bing-bada-bo

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-12-15

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