The Way I See It…

As goofy as it seems to characterize the third game of an 82-game season a must-win game, that was very much the situation for the Edmonton Oilers in Saturday’s matinee at Madison Square Garden against the New York Rangers. The two points from a 2-1 decision obviously matter, but just getting a taste of success means every bit as much. Probably more. In terms of the actual standings, there’s no big difference between starting 0-3 and 1-2. In terms of the collective psyche of the team, thoug

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Date: 2018-10-14

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The Edmonton Oilers get in the Win column and figure out a few things in the process: 9 Things

The Edmonton Oilers get in the Win column and figure out a few things in the process: 9 Things

That flight home from New York would have felt a lot longer had the Edmonton Oilers not gleaned 2 points from their 2-1 win Saturday against the Rangers. And the trip would have been a picnic compared to the panic waiting for them at home. Instead, the wolves have been kept at bay a little while longer as Todd McLellan prepares his troops for a tough stretch ahead…the hardest NHL schedule that any team in the league will face this season. It starts in Winnipeg Tuesday. A damn good team, in a

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-10-14

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Edmonton Oilers: Win Over NY Rangers Just a Band-Aid For Now

With the first win of the season in the books for the Edmonton Oilers, what can they learn from that performance? The Edmonton Oilers scored their first win of the season yesterday with a 2-1 performance against the New York Rangers. It was a must win for this franchise after the disastrous two losses to […] Edmonton Oilers: Win Over NY Rangers Just a Band-Aid For Now - Oil On Whyte - Oil On Whyte - An Edmonton Oilers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Date: 2018-10-14

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Oilers Prospect Update: Maximov Effort

Week two has come and gone in the Oilers systems check and we have a couple of transaction to note as the final cuts trickle down through the system. Beaudry released from his PTO with the Condors. He saw some action with Thunder last year and will be back with them now. Wells assigned to the Thunder. After a rough out in the AHL he saw much of the same in the ECHL this week. However Wells numbers don’t look great this week but you can see down below the saves he was making in his 4-0 loss

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Date: 2018-10-14

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Wilton Felder’s I Want You Back

Wilton Felder’s I Want You Back

The first time I saw Michael Jackson, he was on the Ed Sullivan Show with his brothers, singing “I Want You Back.” We don’t think of Michael Jackson in the same way now, but back in 1969 we only knew that he could sing like Diana Ross, and was not yet a teenager. The song became something of a staple for me as I grew older (I loved the Jackson 5) but didn’t find out about Wilton Felder’s work on the recorded track until I was in my 50’s. Oh my, what a bass track, three minutes of b

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Date: 2018-10-14

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The First Solution

A win against the New York Rangers on Saturday afternoon was much needed for the Oilers but with a slow start to the season the heat has definitely been cranked up. The major issue here for the Oilers is that their schedule doesn’t have a soft spot that allows them to catch their breath. Sportsnet Insider Elliott Friedman threw more fuel on the fire during a segment on Sportsnet 960. “I just think the heat internally in that organization… I was just told this morning it’s a really ten

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Date: 2018-10-14

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Oilers dig deep against Rangers for first win of season

Oilers dig deep against Rangers for first win of season

NEW YORK — There they sat, in a nondescript visitor’s dressing room inside historic Madison Square Garden, tied 1-1 after 40 minutes against a rebuilding New York Rangers club that is likely not playoff bound. It was only Oct. 13, but, for the 0-2 Edmonton Oilers it seemed more like May. Owner Daryl Katz had flown in for the game, bringing with him lieutenants Wayne Gretzky and Kevin Lowe. General manager Peter Chiarelli was also on hand. All were hoping for the first win of the season, al

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-10-13

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The Edmonton Oilers earn 2 big early-season points against the Rangers in the Big Apple

The Edmonton Oilers earn 2 big early-season points against the Rangers in the Big Apple

The Edmonton Oilers got it’s defensive you-know-what together Saturday in New York City, and squeezed out just enough offence to earn 2 points…crucial ones, considering the tough schedule ahead of them. The Oilers started slower but gained momentum as the game wore on, out-shooting the Rangers 20-14 over the final 40. One of the keys to that was a momentum swing in the Oilers favor, as Nugent-Hopkins tallied just 1:28 after the Rangers had. And Cam Talbot was more than solid at the other en

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-10-13

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Recap: Oilers 2 @ Rangers 1

Recap: Oilers 2 @ Rangers 1

Be warned, this isn’t rainbows and unicorns When you look at the Oilers’ schedule, this matinee game against the New York Rangers immediately stood out as the most winnable in October. The Rangers are actively rebuilding, their defense is awful, and although they have some talent, their top players are nothing to write home about. That team can only go as far as Henrik Lundqvist takes them. I’m going to skim over the game here, and go into a bit of a rant. Although we won, and outplayed

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Date: 2018-10-13

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McDavid notches winning goal in Oilers' 1st victory of season

McDavid notches winning goal in Oilers' 1st victory of season

Oilers captain Connor McDavid scored the go-ahead goal on the power play and former Rangers goalie Cam Talbot made 23 saves, lifting Edmonton to a 2-1 victory in New York for its first win of the season on Saturday afternoon.

Source: CBC Sports
Date: 2018-10-13

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