Oilers vs Senators Preview – A shot against the Sens

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2016-02-04

TALE OF THE TAPE: Game: Edmonton Oilers (20-26-5) at Ottawa Senators (23-22-6) Location: Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario Time: 5:30 PM MT Where to find it: TV: Sportsnet – Radio: 630 CHED Edmonton Oilers Preview: CONNOR MCDAVID CONNOR MCDAVID  CONNOR MCDAVID CONNOR MCDAVID  CONNOR MCDAVID CONNOR MCDAVID  CONNOR MCDAVID CONNOR MCDAVID  CONNOR MCDAVID CONNOR MCDAVID  CONNOR MCDAVID CONNOR MCDAVID  CONNOR MCDAVID CONNOR MCDAVID  CONNOR MCDAVID CONNOR MCDAVID  CONNOR MCDAVID CONNOR MCDAVID  CONNOR MCDAVID CONNOR MCDAVID  CONNOR MCDAVID CONNOR MCDAVID  CONNOR MCDAVID CONNOR MCDAVID  CONNOR MCDAVID CONNOR MCDAVID  CONNOR MCDAVID CONNOR MCDAVID  CONN

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NHL Players Most Likely to Heat Up in Final Months of Season

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2016-02-04

Entering the final two months of this NHL season, there are several players whose performances are likely to heat up. Among them is Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby, who's overcome a slow start to regain his high-scoring ways. Crosby isn't the only player who should improve over the final months of the schedule. Some, like Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos, are playing for a new contract. Others, like Edmonton Oilers rookie center Connor McDavid, hope to bounce back from missing considerable time to injury. Here's a look at the NHL players most likely to get hot during the final months of 2015-16. Feel free to offer up your take or picks in the comments section below.Begi

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Czech Republic’s World Cup staff littered with former NHLers

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-02-04

The Czech Ice Hockey association has announced its management group for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey Thursday, naming several former NHLers to their staff. Martin Rucinsky, who put up 612 points in 961 games over 16 NHL seasons was named general manager. Milan Hnilicka will serve as his assistant, and Jaroslav Spacek will be behind the bench as an assistant coach. All three were on the 1998 Nagano Olympics gold medal-winning Czech national team. Hnilicka, a goaltender, spent parts of five seasons in the NHL. Spacek 880 games as a defenceman for the Florida Panthers, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Edmonton Oilers, Buffalo Sabres, Montreal Canadiens and Carolina Hurricanes. Former

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Czech Republic’s World Cup staff littered with former NHLers

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-02-04

The Czech Ice Hockey association has announced its management group for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey Thursday, naming several former NHLers to their staff. Martin Rucinsky, who put up 612 points in 961 games over 16 NHL seasons was named general manager. Milan Hnilicka will serve as his assistant, and Jaroslav Spacek will be behind the bench as an assistant coach. All three were on the 1998 Nagano Olympics gold medal-winning Czech national team. Hnilicka, a goaltender, spent parts of five seasons in the NHL. Spacek 880 games as a defenceman for the Florida Panthers, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Edmonton Oilers, Buffalo Sabres, Montreal Canadiens and Carolina Hurricanes. Former

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Revisiting Oilers 2015 Trade Deadline

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2016-02-04

It’s been almost a full year since former GM Craig MacTavish was at the helm of the Edmonton Oilers and much can be said about his attempts or lack thereof during the 2015 NHL Trade Deadline. All around the Oilers faithful had to wait a couple months into the off-season when Peter Chiarelli took over and started making moves. It wasn’t as if MacTavish was reluctant to make moves, the Oilers just didn’t have anything worth any value they were was willing to part with. Edmonton didn’t exactly have the names available that would bring back much or any return no matter how hard they peddled. It’s something that comes in hand with being a perennial draft lottery tea

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Game 52 Coverage: Oilers at Ottawa - Keeping the Good Times Going

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2016-02-04

Justin Trudeau visited Edmonton yesterday. Today the Oilers visit Ottawa. @ 20-26-5, 45 points, .882 p/g Ranks 23-22-6, 55 points, 1.078 p/g Pacific Division - 7th Atlantic Division - 4th 29th P/G 23rd 16th ST 24th 19th S/G 21st 26th Goal 6th 5:30 PM MDT TV - Sportsnet West Radio - 630 CHED Canadian Tire Centre The opposing view:  Silver Seven Tickets - TiqIQ Three Point Return For McDavid Propels Oilers Over Jackets It took 37 games for Connor McDavid to return to the Oilers' lineup.  It felt like an eternity.  McDavid's first game back was only his fourteenth o

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Cult of Hockey: Reinhart, Clendening draw short straws as McLellan juggles Oilers' 8-man defence corps

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2016-02-04

It’s been something of a juggling act that Edmonton Oilers coach Todd McLellan has been performing with his defensive crew this season. Players in and out of the line-up with injury, illness, and “undisclosed”; shuttling between the big club in Edmonton and the farm team in Bakersfield; moving up and down the depth chart with streaky play. After the All-Star break the club has returned to an 8-man defence corps, having shuttled forwards Rob Klinkhammer and Luke Gazdic (who cleared waivers this morning) to Bakersfield in recent days, while promoting defender Griffin Reinhart to flesh out the back end, at least for now. In Tuesday’s 5-1 win over Columbus, Todd

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Oilers Gameday – @ Ottawa

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2016-02-04

The Oilers are back in action against Ottawa tonight, looking to build a bit of a win streak on the heels of a 5-1 (!) win over Columbus on Tuesday night. Last Games Edmonton Wow. Wow wow wow. Connor McDavid is back in the lineup and he is back in a BIG way. After missing 37 games with a broken clavicle, McDavid stormed back into the lineup, scoring what is (at this point) the goal of the season, and adding 2 assists. HHHHHNNNNGGGGGGG #WelcomeBackConnorpic.twitter.com/dwZw0zcloK — Jeanshorts (@JSBMjeanshorts) February 3, 2016 I’m just going to leave that there, and watch it a dozen more times. Ottawa The Sens lost 6-5 to Pittsburgh on Tuesday night, and I seem to recall seeing not n

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The Hockey News Podcast: Episode 2 — On the Wideman suspension, and what’s gone wrong in Montreal

Source: The Hockey News
Date: 2016-02-04

Welcome to Episode 2 of The Hockey News Podcast. This week, THN writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy, and Matt Larkin discuss the Dennis Wideman suspension, what’s gone wrong with the Montreal Canadiens, and the return of Connor McDavid. Download and subscribe on iTunes, and on Soundcloud. [Music: Metz – Headache; Quicsand – Omission]

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On The Road Again – Oilers Hit East Coast

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2016-02-04

Tonight, the Oilers will start their second to last Eastern Conference road trip of the season in Ottawa. The Oilers currently sit eight points out of the final playoff spot and will actually have a chance to make up some ground here. This could be the last meaningful stretch of games this season if the Oilers can’t take advantage. The Oilers are coming off of a dominating 5-1 victory over Columbus on Tuesday night, a refreshing game that included Connor McDavid returning and being the best player on the ice. It was a solid start to the second half, one that gives fans and the team alike a little hope moving forward. This road trip could inspire even more hope if Edmonton takes advanta

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