The Dog Days of Oilers Summer

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2016-07-22

The dog days of summer are here and with that come out the rumor mongers, fakes and trolls just trying to get a reaction from the masses. In the last few days we’ve seen numerous rumors surrounding the Oilers; some have been immediately discounted by people in the know, others caused a stir for a few hours and some are just so outrageous they don’t deserve the time. Social media gets like this at the end of every July. It’s a time when us hockey fans are yearning for something to talk about. Unsigned players and restricted free agents are still blowing in the wind. It makes for easy pickings and countless views because, well, there is nothing better to do right now. LetR

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History Shows Oilers Just Can’t Draft Goaltenders

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2016-07-22

The Edmonton Oilers aren’t good at drafting, shocking. One of the most commonly known things out there in hockey is how purely awful the Oilers are at the draft. It’s a key reason why this franchise has been mediocre at its best and putrid at it’s worst since winning the Stanley Cup in 1990. This franchise hasn’t had any ounce of success in over a quarter century outside of a cinderella run to the finals in 2006. It’s purely fascinating how bad you can be and the multitude of reasons the Oilers have struggled since their last championship. The fanbase can write a book at this point about the many reasons but that’s not what we’re here to do right n

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FACTS: ADAM LARSSON

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2016-07-22

Embed from Getty Images Despite playing close to 300 NHL games in his career, one of the newest Oilers is still a bit of an unknown to most Edmonton fans. Today we're going to take a look at some facts that you probably didn't know about Adam Larsson.

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The Roundup

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2016-07-22

Leafs stop making Matthews wait, Toronto offer could have given Stamkos highest cap hit, Canucks reportedly have interest in Evander Kane, can ice time make the Brouwer contract worth it, all Chiarelli and Puljujarvi in Edmonton, analytics not as clear cut as people may think, the best and worst NHL jerseys, Tyson Barrie watch, Brad Richards retires and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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Where should the Edmonton Oilers now go with hockey analytics?

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2016-07-21

When it comes to hockey analytics what should the Edmonton Oilers do now that analyst Tyler Dellow won’t be back? There are two schools of hockey analytics, one based on the ideas of Allan Roth and a second based on the ideas of Roger Neilson. My preference would be for the Oilers to hire someone from the Neilson school, preferably someone leading a company like Stathletes, which has a huge focus not on the data mining of iffy NHL.com data, but in breaking down video and digging out all kinds of new information about individual players. Allan Roth, co-inventor of hockey’s plus-minus, sabermetrician for Branch Rickey of Brooklyn Dodgers The Allan Roth School Dellow, I would argue,

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CPRA says moving CFR to Saskatoon gives cowboys a say in running the show

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2016-07-21

Edmonton is losing another piece of sporting history. Following much speculation over the past few months, the Canadian Finals Rodeo will be leaving for Saskatoon starting in 2017, making the 2016 CFR this November the last in Edmonton after more than 40 years. The deal between the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association and the city of Saskatoon, announced Tuesday, runs through 2017-2019. “We definitely have mixed emotions. It’s a bittersweet ending,” said CPRA spokesman Pascal Del Guercio, who sits on the CFR negotiating committee. “Come November in Edmonton, you’re always expected to see cowboy hats and cowboys all around the city, and not going back to Edmonton after this

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Oil Kings' home opener quick sellout an indication of how fast tickets for Rogers Place events will go

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2016-07-21

It was an Edmonton Oil Kings ticket stampede.

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SAIL ON, TYLER DELLOW

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2016-07-21

Years and years ago, I resigned from a job and in doing so angered my employer. He asked me to step into a quiet room, and then proceeded to tell me his view of losing me. He said that losing an employee is like a single raindrop falling into a bucket full of water: An immediate disturbance, followed by a ripple, and then a return to calm. I have always remembered that, because no matter how close you feel to your co-workers, no matter how valuable you feel your work is for the overall effort, there is someone in the building circling your salary with a big red pen and asking again what you do to help the company. I thank that man for those words, they have kept me humble (or more humble) ov

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Team Canada the clear favourite to win World Cup of Hockey

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-07-21

As the supplier of half the NHL’s players, Canada should always be the favourite in a major international tournament – but that is no guarantee they will win the World Cup of Hockey. Still, Team Canada is listed as the -110 favourite on the odds to win the World Cup at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. While the NHL’s motive for reviving the World Cup might owe to an impasse over releasing players to compete in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, the September 17-October 1 tournament in Toronto will be the first best-on-best competition between NHL players outside the Olympics since 2004. Canada is pitted against Team USA (+600), Team Czech Republic (+2000) and Team Europe

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Oilers Part Ways With Analytics Guru, Tyler Dellow

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2016-07-21

Confirmed: #Oilers part ways with analytics man Tyler Dellow. Contract not renewed for 2016-17 season.— Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) July 21, 2016 Mark Spector was the first to break the news this morning that the Oilers have not renewed the contract of their stats man, Tyler Dellow. If you count me retweeting his tweet, I was the second to break the news. 

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