Edmonton Oilers: Mark Letestu Dominating on Special Teams

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

The Edmonton Oilers top power-play unit is stacked with stars, but they usually rely on the presence of a bottom-six forward. Though Mark Letestu isn’t the top player on the roster, he wears many hats and owns his spot on the top unit. In Game 1 against Anaheim, Letestu was a force. He finished the […] Edmonton Oilers: Mark Letestu Dominating on Special Teams -

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How can Edmonton Oilers d-partners Andrej Sekera & Kris Russell snap out of playoff slump?

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-04-28

The Edmonton Oilers have a new most dependable blueline pairing, with Adam Larsson and Oscar Klefbom supplanting the formerly reliable duo of Andrej Sekera and Kris Russell in the past month and especially in the 2017 playoffs.  Through the 2016-17 regular season, Sekera was easily the most consistent and efficient Oilers d-man, generally made sound reads on the attack and defence. He’s not bruiser and he’s no marvel rushing or shooting the puck, but he’s so reliable in all are

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Coach of year nomination is about a team's entire stable, says Oilers' Todd McLellan

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-04-28

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Todd McLellan predictably deflected praise for his spot in the final three up for coach of the year at the NHL awards ceremony in Las Vegas in late June. “I always say you can’t win the Derby on a donkey,” said the Edmonton Oilers coach. “You need good people and good players. It’s not the jockey or the horse, it’s the whole stable.” McLellan is up for the Jack Adams trophy with Toronto’s Mike Babcock and Columbus’s John Tortorella.

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Ron and Don: Ducks won’t be able to bully this ‘tough’ Oilers team

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-04-28

The fact the Edmonton Oilers were able to score five goals on the Anaheim Ducks in Game 1 shouldn’t shock anyone. That they were able to match the Ducks in physicality, though, w

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SMOKIN’ ACES

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-04-28

The deeper we get into the playoffs, the greater the chance we see one of the extra players enter the postseason. Edmonton has been blessed so far this season, with very few major injuries obstructing progress. PART-TIME PLAYOFF OILERS Iiro Pakarinen 1gp, 0-0-0 Eric Gryba 1gp, 0-0-0 Pakarinen played one game in the SJS series...

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Oilers' Draisaitl 'having too much fun' in Anaheim

Source: CBC Sports
Date: 2017-04-28

For Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl, the happiest place in Orange County isn't Disneyland. No, it's on the other end of Katella Avenue, where Draisaitl has scored in all four games against the Anaheim Ducks this season.

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Terry Jones: From McDavid lottery to UFC, Edmonton developing alongside Oilers

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-04-28

ANAHEIM, Calif. — It’s great to be alive, unretired and Bob Nicholson. ‘Bobby Nick’ was definitely one giddy guy as he contemplated Game 2 between the Edmonton Oilers and Anaheim Ducks here Friday, and a return to the ballistic scene that will be created for Games 3 and 4 in Edmonton next week after announcing UFC 216 to your correspondent Thursday. “This is a special, special time to be in Edmonton right now, whether you are me or anybody else,” said the vice-chair

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Leon Draisaitl thriving for Oilers in Anaheim against Ducks

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-04-28

ANAHEIM, Calif. — For Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl, the happiest place in Orange County isn’t Disneyland. No, it’s on the other end of Katella Avenue, where Draisaitl has scored in all four games against the

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Leon Draisaitl thriving for Oilers in Anaheim against Ducks

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-04-28

ANAHEIM, Calif. — For Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl, the happiest place in Orange County isn’t Disneyland. No, it’s on the other end of Katella Avenue, where Draisaitl has scored in all four games against the

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THE LONG SEASON

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-04-27

With the light shining so brightly on the parent team, Edmonton Oilers prospects who are still playing are not getting a lot of attention. However, Aapeli Rasanen (Sioux City Musketeers) and Ethan Bear (Seattle Thunderbirds) are still going, while Dylan Wells (Peterborough Petes) very recently saw his season end. Dylan Wells (playoffs) 12gp, 2.59 .930 Wells has spiked as a prospect and will be moving up my Top 20 ranking this summer, he was

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Keep Goading the Ducks Into Taking Penalties, They Can’t Kill Them Off

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-04-27

If I’m Todd McLellan, I’m spending the next week spending all of my time on the power play because the Ducks cannot stay out of the penalty box. Last night, the Ducks got called for five minor penalties even though that number easily could have been doubled. If the Oilers are smart and can stay...

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Ducks find Oilers' Draisaitl 'tough to contain'

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-04-27

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Is it time to put a shadow on Leon Draisaitl? As much as the Anaheim Ducks have made it their life’s work to try to stop Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid with a checking line featuring the acerbic Ryan Kesler and quieter, nicer sidekicks Andrew Cogliano and Jakob Silfverberg, Draisaitl is making things very difficult for the Ducks. The Oilers forward has seven goals and 12 points in six games against the Ducks this season. Four of those points — one

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