Oil Kings, Raiders both enjoying long WHL playoff run without sacrificing the future

Oil Kings, Raiders both enjoying long WHL playoff run without sacrificing the future

Both teams playing in the 2019 Western Hockey League Eastern Conference final got here the ol’ fashioned way. While they didn’t follow anywhere close to the same front-running path throughout the entire regular season as the Prince Albert Raiders, the Edmonton Oil Kings became the hottest thing going as they hit the end on an  11-game win streak to capture the Central Division. But it’s under the hood, how the two squads were built, that truly impresses as they prepare for their third-ro

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-04-19

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Oilers assign Evan Bouchard to the Bakersfield Condors

According to the Bakersfield Condors’ official Twitter account, the Oilers have assigned Evan Bouchard to the AHL Condors where he will join them for their playoff run that kicks off tomorrow night in Colorado. It’s been a wild season for the former 10th overall pick. After sliding to the Oilers at #10 in last year’s draft, something no one really expected to happen, the 6’2″ defenceman quickly followed that up by signing a three-year entry-level contract with the team just over a mo

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-04-19

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Oilersnation Radio Episode 33 – Happy Connorversary, Cooom is a traitor, and the NHL playoffs

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the 33rd episode of the award winning Oilersnation Radio. As I’m sure you know, it’s the only podcast that you’ll ever need to plug into your earholes, especially if you love the Edmonton Oilers. To kick off this week’s podcast, we started with a look back at the four year anniversary of the Connor McDavid lottery. Do you remember where you were when the golden ticket came up with the Oilers logo on it? With that in mind, we spent a few minutes looking

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-04-18

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Inside the Nation – A team without McDavid, Koskinen problems, and Bouchard playing in Bakersfield

Happy Connorversary everybody! Dustin Nielson is back in the mix with a special edition of Inside the Nation today. He kicks off the show by looking back at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and speculates what would have happened if we NEVER won the lottery during that special, special day. If we would have stayed at number three, would we have picked Marner? Strome? Tough to say. Dustin Nielson talks about what the organization would look like today if things would have played out that way and we didn

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-04-18

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#1 Seeds Losing: Flames/Lightning Could Set Record

The unpredictability of the NHL playoffs is what makes it so great. How many people predicted the Columbus Blue Jackets would defeat the Tampa Bay Lighting? Very few, and I suspect none had them winning in four games over the 62-win Lightning. The Blue Jackets trailed 3-0 after the first period of game one, but in the next 11 periods, they outscored the Bolts 19-5 and completely dominated them. It was amazing to watch. We have seen #1 seeds lose before, but since 1980, when the NHL went to 16

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-04-18

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Happy 4th Connorversary everybody

Can you believe it’s been four years since the Oilers summoned the dark Gord to give them the luck needed to win the Connor McDavid lottery? It was on this day, back in 2015, that Bill Daly flipped over the golden ticket, showing the Oilers logo as the future home of Connor McDavid. Do you remember where you were when Bill Daly flipped over the golden ticket? I do. I was sitting on my couch, ignoring the draft lottery entirely as I had already sold myself on Dylan Strome or Noah Hanifin bein

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-04-18

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JONES: There was a time when the Oil Kings owned the town

JONES: There was a time when the Oil Kings owned the town

There was a time, a long time ago, when the Oil Kings owned winter in Edmonton. Oh, the stories they can tell. “We were not only well known, we were given some special treatment here and there,” remembers Gregg Pilling. “I love to tell the story about back in those days, when 21 was the legal drinking age. I used to date a girl who was 21 or 22 but I was the one who would go into the liquor store on 118th avenue and get a dozen beer and on the way out, the guys would say: ‘Good luck Su

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-04-18

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Oil Kings set to go up against powerhouse from Prince Albert

After a few days of waiting around, the Edmonton Oil Kings finally found out that their path to the Western Hockey League finals will run through Prince Albert. The Oil Kings will be a rested group compared to Prince Albert. After completing their sweep of the Calgary Hitmen on March 10th, Edmonton has had the luxury of getting some added practice time and more importantly, taking some time to rest up. Prince Albert, on the other hand, had to slug it out with Saskatoon for six games in their s

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-04-18

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Puck77 Daily Roundup – Hot Posts/Articles/Links To Check Out

Looking for some hockey blog posts and/or articles to read! Look no further. Edmonton Oilers forward, Leon Draisaitl has been nominated for the King Clancy Award. Jeff Chapman of Copper and Blue talks more about the nomination. Christian Pagnani of The Oilers Nation talks about how the Edmonton Oilers can create some cap space. Should the Detroit Red Wings pursue Jake Gardiner during free agency? Josh Tessler explains why in his new post on The Wings Nation. James Tanner of Editor In Leaf discu

Source: Puck77
Date: 2019-04-18

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Oilers can clear money if they get creative

Baggedmilk dug into whether the Oilers can clear salary or not on Monday. He outlined movable and anchor contracts. It will be difficult. The Oilers can move salary, but only if they get creative. The organization needs to systematically change how they think and operate if they want to get out of salary-cap jail. Edmonton’s salary cap situation isn’t good, but it’s salvageable. The Oilers have made their bed, but I’m bullish on them being able to turn things around. They need to funda

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-04-18

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