Leon And Drake Are Going On The Road

Injured forwards won’t play in Chicago, but might later during the roadtrip Coach McLellan confirmed Wednesday #Oilers forwards Leon Draisaitl & Drake Caggiula will trave

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

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Draisaitl and Caggiula cleared to go on Edmonton Oilers road trip

In the churning sea of negatives around the Edmonton Oilers right now, maybe they’re getting a sliver of sunlight with Leon Draisaitl and Drake Caggiula passing their medical tests to go on the three-game road trip to Chicago, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. “They’re both progressing well. I don’t believe they’ll play against Chicago (Thursday) but there’s a chance they’ll participate on the road,” said Oilers coach Todd McLellan. They’re both on injured reserve

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-10-19

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Same Time, Next Year

Jordan Eberle’s name keeps showing up these days, suspect Edmonton’s current record has us remembering the good times. For those who don’t remember this blog’s view of said player, allow me to quote a passage from a year before he was dealt. What does Eberle do well? Score goals. He scores 28 goals per 82 games, that is a dandy total in the modern era. A lot of times guys like Eberle are called complementary players, but he ha

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-10-18

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Oilers' big guns glaringly silent, error-prone during skid

In the methodical, mistake-free opening night shutout of the Calgary Flames, the Edmonton Oilers’ best players were their best players. It included three goals for star centre Connor McDavid, a perfect night for goalie Cam Talbot, and an awesome performance (nine shots, plus-3) from defenceman Oscar Klefbom. Since then, a different story. Three assists from McDavid in four games, 12 goals in 74 shots against Talbot, and Klefbom is minus-6 and at fault for the first goal on th

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-10-18

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WWYDW: Hit the panic button or walk away from the ledge?

Have you heard? The Oilers are four games into the season and they only have one win. They’re nearly at the bottom of the NHL’s standings, sitting in 30th place ahead of only the hapless Buffalo Sabres. I thought the Decade of Darkness was over?! That brings us to this week’s what would you do Wednesday question....

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-10-18

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Major mistakes are costing Oilers

It is difficult to win in the NHL at the best of times, but it is almost impossible to win when you continually gift wrap glorious scoring chances for your opponents. Right now the Oilers are their own worst enemy. The Oilers aren’t losing due to a lack of talent. They have enough skill to...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-10-18

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The sky is falling vol. 15035

There is always one person on the rollercoaster that gets to the end of the ride and says “that’s all there is?” For as long as there have been ups there have been downs and there are always people who are going to bitch and complain right to a Stanley Cup win, then immediately start...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-10-18

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Oilers On The Highway To The Danger Zone

Revvin’ up your engine, listen to her howlin’ roar. That’s what it was supposed to be like this October. With an early season schedule that had a number of home dates and weaker teams on it, the Edmonton Oilers were poised to jump out of the gate and rev up the engine early, getting a cushion in the standings before the grind really began. That five game stretch is now over, and the Oilers finished it 1-4-0. That’s not a typo, the Oilers went 1-4-0 in the “easy” portion of

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2017-10-18

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Draisaitl and Caggiula could be back for Saturday

According to Todd McLellan, the Oilers could have some reinforcements coming back to the lineup for Saturday’s game against the Flyers. Fingers crossed. It goes without saying that the Oilers have had a really bad run throughout the first few weeks of the season. Not only are they losing games, they’re also losing players to...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-10-18

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Andrej Sekera sighting at Rogers Place

The Oilers got a little bit of good news this morning as defenceman, Andrej Sekera, was back skating with a few of his teammates for the first time this season.  Even though taking a spin on the ice doesn’t really mean much in terms of when Sekera will return to game action, it has to...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-10-18

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Hurricanes 5, Oilers 3 post-game Oil Spills: The defence got blown away

This isn’t the start that anybody expected. The Oilers dropped their fourth-straight game last night, this time at the hands of the quick, skilled Carolina Hurricanes, who feasted on Edmonton’s sloppy defence. The Oilers had a strong game offensive, as you can see by the fact they more than doubled Carolina in the shot column,...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-10-18

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Baggedmilk on #theLOCKERROOM: Gord Downie and the sky is falling

As per tradition, I jumped on the Locker Room this morning with the boys to talk a little bit about Gord Downie, the sky falling, and what’s going on with the Edmonton Oilers.  After dropping their fourth straight game, the Edmonton Oilers are at a crossroads in their season. Obviously, the results are unacceptable, I...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-10-18

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