31 Thoughts: Tensions running high for slow starters

• Canadiens, Rangers, others feeling early pressure • Hot Avalanche start doesn’t rule out Duchene deal • Team Canada could invite Iginla to Karjala Cup team In hockey, as in life, there are people you hear about, but don’t know. Doesn’t mean you’re not curious, just means you don’t cross paths. For me, one such individual is Ted Dent. Four NHL seasons ago, Randy Carlyle was looking for new assistant coaches in Toronto. Dent discussed a job with

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-10-18

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Oilers: McLellan Misses Mark in Talbot Benching

It’s no secret Cam Talbot hasn’t been good out of the gate for the Edmonton Oilers.  Despite being pulled from two of his first four appearances, the hope was Todd McLellan wouldn’t hit the panic button and sit his starter against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. Unfortunately, he did just that and likely cost his team two points in the process and sent the wrong

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2017-10-18

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31 Thoughts: Tensions running high for slow starters

• Canadiens, Rangers, others feeling early pressure • Hot Avalanche start doesn’t rule out Duchene deal • Team Canada could invite Iginla to Karjala Cup team In hockey, as in life, there are people you hear about, but don’t know. Doesn’t mean you’re not curious, just means you don’t cross paths. For me, one such individual is Ted Dent. Four NHL seasons ago, Randy Carlyle was looking for new assistant coaches in Toronto. Dent discussed a job with

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-10-18

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'Brain dead' Oilers lose again as top players continue to struggle

In the standings, all losses look the same — a capital L where a W should be. Ove

Source: CBC Sports
Date: 2017-10-18

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Wheat Kings and Pretty Things

In Canadian musical history, there are dozen of songs—Canadian Railroad Trilogy, Snowbird, Helpless, Circle Game, New Mother Nature—that perfectly describe who and what we are. The magic of the Hip comes in the sheer number of songs that speak to us, about us, in our own language. No artist in our lifetime focused so much on the people of this country and the things that bring us together to make us unique. Whoever comes after, has gigantic shoes to fill. RIP Gord Downie. Wheat kings and

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-10-18

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Wednesday Morning Hotlinks: Trouble In Paradise

Midweek hotlinks served hot and fresh Another loss? Hoo boy. Here are your Wednesday hotlinks. The Oilers outshot Carolina mightily, but a first period that yielded three goals to Carolina is no way to start off a game. Unfortunately, that

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-10-18

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The Edmonton Oilers are bleeding from everywhere right now

Well, that turned south in a hurry. An Edmonton Oilers team that was listed among the favourites to win a Stanley Cup when the season began is now floundering all over the ice, desperate to win just one game. Yes, it’s early. We are all being reminded of that on an almost hourly basis. But with the 29th place Oilers looking worse by the game, and with Chicago and Pittsburgh ahead on the upcoming three-game road trip, fixing things while the deficit is still manageable

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-10-18

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Cult of Hockey game grades: Oilers goalies yet to make a big save this year

Cult of Hockey podcast with one angry Oilers fans & the other seriously ticked off It was Ground Hog day for the Edmonton Oilers. For the fourth straight game, the opposition team scored on its first or second scoring chance of the game. And, yet again, the man in this Oilers net, this time Laurent Brossoit, went through the game while arguably not making a single big save.  It’s near impossible to win in the Dead Puck Era NHL when you spot the opposing team tw

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-10-18

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Edmonton Oilers’ arrogance getting shoved back down their throats

The Edmonton Oilers really needed this one. Like, they were desperate. So, 15 seconds into the game Oscar Klefbom, the Oilers’ No. 1 defenceman, went all in on the pinch. Why wait?

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-10-18

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Edmonton Oilers’ arrogance getting shoved back down their throats

The Edmonton Oilers really needed this one. Like, they were desperate. So, 15 seconds into the game Oscar Klefbom, the Oilers’ No. 1 defenceman, went all in on the pinch. Why wait?

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-10-18

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Recap: Carolina Hurricanes-5 vs Edmonton Oilers-3

This is a warning: I hardly talk about the game. It’s Tuesday night, the winds are exceeding 40KPH, clearly the Hurricanes are in town. Prior to the game, I argued with Shaw about not having the

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-10-18

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Oilers Postgame: Errors by the Dozen

Hurricanes 5 – Oilers 3 McDavid isn’t dominating like he can. Klefbom is absent. Larsson can’t shut down. Shooting percentages in the dumps. Goaltending non-existent. Special teams tire fire. Puck fumbles frequent. Breaking out of zone a foreign concept. Consecutive passes a mind-boggling suggestion Brain cramps galore. Surely, that doesn’t cover it all, but

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2017-10-18

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