Dave Lozo's Bag Skate: Saying Goodbye to the Playoff Hopes of the Calgary Flames

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2015-03-03

We are gathered here today to fondly remember the 2014-15 Calgary Flames. No, this is not a sad day, for they would want not us to cry for them. They would want us to celebrate them. We all knew from the drop of the puck that their demise was inevitable. Doomed from the outset by a lack of talent, we knew this day would come. But in the famous words of the computer hacker Switch in The Matrix...not like this. Not like this. The death of Mark Giordano's season was a catastrophic blow to the Flames. He was the heart, brains, liver and every other vital organ of the team. The Flames were on life support, their pulse weakening, their life-force draining with each passing day. No one wanted to se

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Oilers Gameday – Vs. Kings

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2015-03-03

The Oilers return to the ice tonight post-deadline to battle the Los Angeles Kings in the third meeting between the sides on the season. This will be the second time the sides have met at Rexall Place, and the first time overall since December 30th. The Oilers will be without F’s Taylor Hall and Anton Lander, along with D Nikita Nikitin. D Keith Aulie is expected to be the healthy scratch tonight. LA will be without F Tanner Pearson and D Alec Martinez for this game, as both are currently on the IR. Ben Scrivens gets the start for Edmonton, while Jonathan Quick goes for the Kings. Last Games: Edmonton: The Oilers last played on Saturday night when they hosted the Blues at Rexall Place

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Video: Edmonton Oilers 'battle' for minutes, better results

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2015-03-03

Edmonton Oilers interim head coach Todd Nelson talks to the media after the morning skate, prior to the March 3, 2015, game against the Los Angeles Kings, about how his team's players have 'raised their battle level' in trying to improve their play.

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Maple Leafs ticket prices to stay the same

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-03-03

TORONTO — Brendan Shanahan wants fans to know the Toronto Maple Leafs are committed to a long-term rebuilding project, and that they won’t have to pay more to see it unfold next season. In a letter to season-ticket holders that will go out Wednesday morning, the team president outlines the expectation for short-term pain with the goal of becoming a Stanley Cup contender in the future. "There are no shortcuts to building a team the right way," Shanahan writes in the letter. "It will require patience and a long-term view, but it is important for you to know that the process will be well worth it when we get there." In line with that, the Leafs will not r

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Petry-less Oilers hope to bring the fight to struggling Kings

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2015-03-03

The Los Angeles Kings, losers of three straight games will do battle with the Edmonton Oilers tonight at Rexall Place and are intent on finding their way back to the win column. The defending Stanley Cup champs have just 20 games left to play and a playoff berth to hunt down.

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Petry-less Oilers hope to bring the fight to struggling Kings

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2015-03-03

The Los Angeles Kings, losers of three straight games will do battle with the Edmonton Oilers tonight at Rexall Place and are intent on finding their way back to the win column. The defending Stanley Cup champs have just 20 games left to play and a playoff berth to hunt down.

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Game 64 - Kings @ Oilers Preview

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2015-03-03

Let the good times roll. Let them knock you around. Kings80s.gif" alt="Los Angeles Kings 80s" data-chorus-asset-id="2075762" /> @ 29-21-12 70 points, 1.13 p/g Ranks 18-34-10, 46 points, .73 p/g Western Conference - 9th Western Conference - 14th 17th P/G 29th 10th ST 27th 9th ES 28th 9th Goal 27th 8 PM MST - CBC Rexall Place The opposing view  St. Louis Game Time Tickets - TiqIQ Incompetence™.  We've Got It In Spades I'm not wild about the return for Jeff Petry, although I can't say as I'm in the least bit surprised.  Pending UFA defenceman gets dealt to Montréal for a second round pick.  You know who else was a second ro

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Daryl Katz Needs To Bring Excitement Back To The Oilers

Source: Frozen In Oil
Date: 2015-03-03

With the potential to be equipped with a new face of the franchise, a new capable head coach, a new management team, and a new home comes the prospect of a new and rejuvenated fanbase. Opportunity is knocking for the Oilers in a way that teams rarely receive, and with the state of the franchise where it is today, Daryl Katz can’t afford to answer the door.

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DRAFTKINGS CHALLENGE!

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2015-03-03

Once again, I’m going to try my luck at a surprisingly difficult game! If the object is to get you a free play (if you beat me, your $2 investment is returned to you), I’m Gretzky! If not, I may suck! Onward! Details $7,500 prize pool. First place wins $600 $2 entry fee (FREE with first deposit) Top 850 finishing positions are paid. Starts Tuesday, March 2 at 7:00 PM EST Salary Cap Style Drafting. $50,000 to select 9 spots. 8 players and 1 goalie. Roster Format: 2 C, 3 W, 2 D, 1 G and 1 Util. Enter here! My awesome roster (the Hail Mary!)

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GDB 64.0: Shaping the Defence

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-03-03

If the Oilers are going to improve in the coming seasons, it has to start on the blueline. They need a develop a top-pairing D-man, rather than rely on the very low possibility they will be able to trade for one. Unless a team is in a financial crunch, or a complete rebuild, I don't see a reason why they would move a legitimate top-pairing defender.So that leaves the Oilers in the dubious position of needing to wait until Oscar Klefbom or Darnell Nurse emerge as a top-pair defender.

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Todd Nelson explains the Edmonton Oilers’ defensive strategy

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2015-03-03

There was a fantastic exchange in Todd Nelson’s pre-game availability on Tuesday, one in which he detailed both the strengths and weaknesses of the Edmonton Oilers’ top defence pairing without hanging either Justin Schultz or Oscar Klefbom out to dry. It started, as these things often do, with a really good question from TSN’s Ryan Rishaug. “Justin Schultz and Oscar Klefbom as a pairing – are you careful with them in matchup situations at all, or are you at a point with them where you’re okay with putting them out against whoever the other team has out there?” Rishaug asked. “Where do you see them development-wise in terms of being a top pairing that can take the other team

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An interesting debate (well, I find it interesting)

Source: Oilers Addict
Date: 2015-03-03

An interesting debate (well, I find it interesting)- I’ve decided that I have no idea what is going to set off a debate. I was at the University of Alberta Golden Bears playoff game versus the UBC Thunderbirds this past Friday and I tweeted, “Value for money and atmosphere, the @GBHKY Bears #Oilers hands down. @RustyKnuckler [...] The post An interesting debate (well, I find it interesting) appeared first on Oilers Addict.

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