Don Cherry says tough Edmonton Oilers used to be "sucks"

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-04-28

Ducks vs Oilers, Game Two  Guess who is onboard the Edmonton Oilers bandwagon? Don Cherry, Canada’s most famous hockey commentator has always struck me as a Toronto Maple Leafs homer and Boston Bruins fan, with little to say about the Oilers and usually nothing that good when he does comment, which is fair enough. Cherry doesn’t pretend to be anything but biased. He calls it as he sees it.  Cherry started off his recent Coach’s Corner segment by praisi

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Mark Letestu, the poster boy for the NHL’s secret power play specialists

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-04-28

It’s incredible how Mark Letestu, fourth-line centre, has established himself as a top unit power play weapon in the NHL. In terms of points/hour in 5-on-4 situations, he easily ranks among the league’s top 50 scorers, ahead of players like Joe Thornton, Ryan Getzlaf and Phil Kessel. That statistic won’t surprise readers, in or out...

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Game Day: Edmonton Oilers vs. Anaheim Ducks, Game 2

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-04-28

Edmonton Oilers at Anaheim Ducks, Western Conference semifinal Game 2, 8:30 p.m. MT,  TV: CBC, radio: 630 CHED Related McDavid will 'be fine' enduing shadow Kesler

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Oilers Look to Take Control

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2017-04-28

Despite finding a way to sneak past the Anaheim Ducks in their second round series opener, the Edmonton Oilers were not exactly clicking on all cylinders during their Game One 5-3 victory. While they started to show signs of life on the man advantage and defenceman Adam Larsson enjoyed what was arguably the finest all-around performance of his career, the team wearing white had exactly two players de

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Edmonton Oilers Look to Take Command in Game 2

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2017-04-28

The Edmonton Oilers sent a huge message to Anaheim, as well as the rest of the NHL, with a Game 1 victory Wednesday. With the impressive 5-3 win, the Oilers told the Ducks they weren’t going down easy. The Oilers now have the chance to take a commanding 2-0 series lead against the Ducks Friday. […] Edmonton Oilers Look to Take Command in Game 2 -

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2017 PLAYOFFS (G8): G2 OILERS AT DUCKS

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-04-28

The Edmonton Oilers win in Game 1 (on the road) changes the storyline in the early days of this series. I felt Edmonton needed to win one of the first two games in Anaheim in order to make this a full series. Winning the first game allows us to dream big, to at least contemplate a 2-0 series lead coming home. Don’t count on it, ladies and men. Tonight is war. OILERS PLAYOFF SCORING

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Gretzky says Oilers' McDavid will 'be fine' enduring Ducks' Kesler

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-04-28

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Trying to stop the big gun with a checker goes back to the days of straight-blade, wood sticks, so seeing Connor McDavid wear Ryan Kesler like the proverbial cheap suit is par for the National Hockey League playoff course. It’s almost sad seeing a mega star having to fight for every inch of ice — hacked, whacked and violated at every turn — but how do you think Wayne Gretzky liked seeing his old linemate Esa Tikkanen work every trick in the book to try to s

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Gretzky says Oilers' McDavid will 'be fine' enduring Ducks' Kesler

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-04-28

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Trying to stop the big gun with a checker goes back to the days of straight-blade, wood sticks, so seeing Connor McDavid wear Ryan Kesler like the proverbial cheap suit is par for the National Hockey League playoff course. It’s almost sad seeing a mega star having to fight for every inch of ice — hacked, whacked and violated at every turn — but how do you think Wayne Gretzky liked seeing his old linemate Esa Tikkanen work every trick in the book to try to s

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Western Conference Semi-Finals Game 2: Edmonton Oilers @ Anaheim Ducks Game Preview

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-04-28

A win tonight will send the Oilers back to Edmonton with a commanding 2-0 series lead.

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Dan Barnes: Anton Slepyshev making a name for himself with Edmonton Oilers

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-04-28

ANAHEIM, Calif. — You just get the feeling Anton Slepyshev is going to make himself a story before this playoff run is over. It could be a page-turner. It’s got conflict: Top-six skill — great wheels and a heavy shot — and bottom-six minutes. It’s got real life drama: A personal angle that makes his emergence in his first playoff run that much more impressive. He won’t turn 23 until May 13. His wife, Julia, and two-year-old son, Miron, are living in the Russian city

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The Roundup

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-04-28

Edmonton Mayor makes bet with Nation beer, where is Kovalchuk going, Leafs can’t fall too in love with their season, Canucks new bench boss, the Datsyuk contract dump was actually a bad move, have the Jets improved, who do the Flames qualify, 2nd round previews, free agency and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent...

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Draisaitl, Larsson, Letestu help Oilers to 1-0 Series Lead

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-04-28

Goals from expected and unexpected sources lead Oilers If you want to get far in the playoffs, games where unexpected sources get you goals are key. In 2006, Fernando Pisani lead the team with 14 goals in 24 games. Guys like Brad Winchester, Toby Peterson and Georges Laraque all found the back of the net.

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