Matt Henderson: G33 Oilers vs Sharks: Commissioner Gordon Returns

Source: Hockey Buzz
Date: 2014-12-18

Boyd Gordon is back, baby! This will immediately DOUBLE the amount of NHL Centermen that the Oilers have available to them tonight. DOUBLE IT. The team has been running Hendricks in that spot on the 4th line and he’s done an admirable job in the faceoff dot (his season average is 56.4%) but the facts are that the line needs players with more defensive awareness. Luke Gazdic does a few things...

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Oklahoma City Barons Season Seat Holder Message

Source: Tend The Farm
Date: 2014-12-18

From the season seat holder email sent this afternoon from the Prodigal offices: Barons season seat holder: Your support of the Oklahoma City Barons from the team’s humble beginnings in 2010 has been unmatched. Night in and night out, you’ve witnessed many of the best hockey athletes in the world play in our city. Our coaching staff has produced teams that have qualified for the playoffs in each season, twice reaching the Conference Finals. Nearly 40 players and staff members have graduated from Oklahoma City to realize their dream of playing or working for an NHL team. The success of the franchise from a business perspective however has not been what I anticipated. After extensive n

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Oilers not loaning Draisaitl to world junior team

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2014-12-18

The Edmonton Oilers are not loaning forward Leon Draisaitl to Team Germany for the upcoming 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship. Edmonton Oilers on Twitter In 32 games with the Oilers this season, the 19-year-old Cologne native has two goals, five assists, two penalty minutes, a minus-14 rating and is logging an average of 12:46 in ice-time per game. The third-overall pick from the 2014 draft represented his country at the 2013 and 2014 world juniors. This past summer, he suited up for Team Germany at the 2014 IIHF World Championship where he registered four points in seven games.

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GDB 33.0: Blood in the water

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2014-12-18

Yesterday was the 25th anniversary of the first airing of the Simpsons. On December 17th, 1989 Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and the rest of the gang debuted on TV. It was almost cancelled after the first episode, because the animation wasn't great, but David Silverman produced the second episode and the rest is history.The San Jose Sharks weren't around in 1989, while the Oilers were in the middle of a season that would end with their 5th Stanley Cup in seven seasons. How times have changed. The Sharks have the second longest active playoff streak at 10 seasons, while the Oilers are already eliminated from the playoffs (not mathematically, but realistically) for a ninth straight season,

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OKC Barons Gone – What’s Next

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2014-12-18

Today the Oklahoma City Barons announced that they will be ceasing operations at the end of the 2014-2015 season. The Edmonton Oilers AHL affiliate has never been able to sustain a large fan base and with the crazy distances traveled in the AHL’s weirdly aligned Western Conference it must be a difficult task keeping an organization like this financially credible. If the Oilers aren’t renewing their affiliation agreement and the AHL is seemingly dropping down to 29 teams is it possible that he Oilers are once again going to find themselves in the past, without a team to send their top prospects too? Days of yore when the Oilers partnered with Montreal and the Hamilton Bulldogs so

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Why are the Edmonton Oilers so bad in overtime? A “forensic analysis” of some putrid results

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2014-12-18

That Edmonton Oilers are suffering through another failed campaign with just 7 wins to show for their first 32 games. Much has been made of the team’s inability to get out to a strong start, a repeating problem that sees the club behind the eight-ball most nights, but a closer look reveals they haven’t been so hot at finishing games either. Turns out that all 7 of those wins have happened in regulation time. On those 6 occasions that the game finished in a regulation tie, the Oilers have failed to pick up the third point even once. They are the only team in the entire NHL that remains winless in the bonus-point session. Moreover, it’s not like the Oilers are merely sufferi

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Oilers @ Sharks Game 33 Preview

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2014-12-18

Oilers searching for a thirst-quenching victory on a dry desert island of losses. @ 7-19-6, 20 points, .612 p/g Ranks 17-11-4.  38 points, 1.188 p/g Western Conference - 14th Western Conference - 13th 30th P/G 12th 25th ST 5th 29th ES 18th 29th Goal 8th 8:30 PM MDT - SNW SAP Center The opposing view: Fear The Fin Tickets - TiqIQ Got A Second? Todd Nelson's Edmonton Oilers debut had it all, man.  Good hockey!  Bad hockey!  Overtime!  Oh, and the soul-crushing defeat with three tenths of a second left.  Seriously, you can't script this stuff.  An absolute meltdown with seconds remaining in overtime allowed a golden escalator to appear f

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Edmonton Oilers to end AHL affiliation with Oklahoma City Barons

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-12-18

The Edmonton Oilers will pull their minor-league affiliate team out of Oklahoma City following the 2014-15 season.

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Edmonton Oilers Choose Not To Renew Agreement With OKC, Barons Hockey Done After 2014-2015

Source: Tend The Farm
Date: 2014-12-18

In what comes as no surprise to fans, the Edmonton Oilers have chosen not to renew their AHL affiliation agreement with the Oklahoma City Barons. The Oklahoma City Barons have also chosen to close up shop following the 2014-2015 season. After five seasons of farm play not only will Edmonton pass on keeping their AHL team in Oklahoma City, but local team owner and manager, Prodigal LLC., has elected to end hockey in this city after the 14-15 season. The post Edmonton Oilers Choose Not To Renew Agreement With OKC, Barons Hockey Done After 2014-2015 appeared first on Tend The Farm ~.

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Oilers AHL affiliate Barons to cease operations

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2014-12-18

The Oklahoma City Barons, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, announced Thursday it will cease operations at the end of the 2014-15 season. The decision comes after the Barons were unable to complete a new affiliation agreement with the Oilers; the current deal expires at the end of the season. The Barons have been the Oilers’ AHL affiliate since the 2010-11 AHL season. “The players, coaches and fans of the OKC Barons have been outstanding partners to our organization as our development team affiliate,” Oilers Entertainment Group president and COO Patrick LaForge said in a press release. “We have enjoyed a solid working relationship with the City of O

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Senators send Oil Kings grad Curtis Lazar to Canada's world junior team

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-12-18

It has been a matter of keen speculation for weeks but now we know that Senators forward Curtis Lazar will be joining Canada’s team playing at the world junior hockey tournament that begins next week in Montreal and Toronto. Senators General Manager Bryan Murray made the decision Thursday. Lazar, who has one goal and six […]

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Statement from the Edmonton Oilers – Oklahoma City Barons Affiliation

Source: Edmonton Oilers official website
Date: 2014-12-18

The Edmonton Oilers announced today they are ending affiliation with Prodigal Sports, operators of the Oilers’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Oklahoma City Barons at the end of the 2014-15 season. The mutual decision between the Oi...

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