Time Travels of The Orange And Blue: Volume 16

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2017-02-24

February 12th, 1984 11-0. The scoreline of the worst loss in the history of the Edmonton Oilers. That’s right, the soon to be dynastic Oilers had 11 goals dropped on their heads in the mid 1980s. To who you may ask? The Hartford Whalers, who would go on to finish dead last in the Adams Division with 66 points in 83-84. No Gretzky or Jari Kuri meant there was a little bite taken out of the Oilers attack but I’m sure never in a million years did people think that a team that would finish the regular season with 57 points would take a drubbing like this. Hartford would score six times on the power play as Grant Fuhr would let in seven goals behind him, and Andy Moog in relief would

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Four NHL trade deadline targets for bargain hunters

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-02-24

The 2017 NHL trade deadline is now less than a week away, and in many ways the circumstances this season are unique. With an expansion draft this summer and the expectation of a flat salary cap next year, the long-term ramifications of acquiring even rental players need careful consideration. Additionally, with so few teams out of the playoff race, the options are sharply limited and the price likely to be high. What options are there for clubs looking to upgrade without mortgaging the future? Here are four cheap options who might outperform their acquisition cost. RW, Ales Hemsky In a normal year Hemsky would be getting a fair amount of attention as a pending free agent on a team with virt

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G62 2016-17: OILERS AT CAPITALS

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-02-24

On October 26, 2016, the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Washington Capitals 4-1 at Rogers Place. All four goals—two by Benoit Pouliot and one each by Patrick Maroon and Milan Lucic—came from left wingers. For Benoit Pouliot, those goals were his second and third of the season—and it was Game 7! Now, after 51 games, Benoit Pouliot has five goals and is injured. It has been a weird year on the portside. LAWYERS IN LOVE, YEAR OVER YEAR Oilers in October 2015: 4-8-0, goal differential -7 Oilers in October 2016: 7-2-0, goal differential +10 Oilers in November 2015: 4-7-2, goal differential -6 Oilers in November 2016: 5-8-2 goal differential -3 Oilers in December 2015: 7-6-1, goal different

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Edmonton Oilers @ Washington Capitals Game Preview

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-02-24

Oilers look to take down league's number one team in DC @ 33-20-8, 72 points, 1.214 p/g Ranks 40-12-7, 87 points, 1.474 p/g Pacific Division - 2nd Metropolitan Division - 1st 8th Points per Game 1st 14th Special Teams 6th 7th Shots on Goal 17th 7th Goals Against per Game 1st 5 PM MDT TV - Sportsnet, TVAS, NHL-Network (USA) Radio - 630 CHED Verizon Center The opposing view Japers' Rink PROJECTED FORWARDS Patrick Maroon - Connor McDavid - Jordan Eberle Milan Lucic - Leon Draisaitl - Anton Slepyshev Drake Caggiula - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Zack Kassian Matt Hendricks - Mark Letestu - Iiro Pakarinen DEFENCE SHAKE IT

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The time that Shattenkirk was almost an Oiler

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-02-24

(Photo Credit: Jasen Vinlove - USA TODAY Sports)According to St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer Jeremy Rutherford, the Oilers and Blues had a trade in place to trade Taylor Hall for Kevin Shattenkirk last June. 

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The Nation Notebook: NHL/Flames meet to talk officiating, Is there a market for Lazar? and what it's like to be a GM on deadline day,

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-02-24

(Photo Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern - USA TODAY Sports)In today's Nation Notebook, we look at the latest news around the league.

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The Roundup

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-02-24

Is Kris Russell an opportunity or a trap, Leafs considering a Mike Richards comeback, Brandon Sutter is way overpaid in Van, what do the Flames do with Sam Bennett, Oilers are making the playoffs, remembering Mike Ilitch, loads of trade talk, NHL power rankings, Jonathon Toews and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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Game Day: Edmonton Oilers at Washington Capitals

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2017-02-24

Edmonton Oilers (33-20-8), 74 points, vs Washingtin Capitals (40-12-7), 87 points

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Report: Shattenkirk rejected trade, extension with Lightning

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-02-24

All eyes are on St. Louis Blues defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk ahead of the March 1 NHL trade deadline. The Blues are believed to be working hard to move the 28-year-old, who’ll be an unrestricted free agent at season’s end and will command a hefty price. According to a report by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch‘s Jeremy Rutherford, the Blues had a deal in place six weeks ago to send Shattenkirk to a team that was offering a long-term contract: seven years and $42 million. The problem? Shattenkirk reportedly turned the deal down. The team in question is believed to be the Tampa Bay Lightning. As Rutherford reports, it’s unclear what St. Louis would have received in exchange

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Eberle responding following coach's call-out

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2017-02-23

WASHINGTON — There are mirrors where Jordan Eberle works.

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Forsberg gets second straight hat trick, Predators top Avalanche

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-02-23

NASHVILLE — Filip Forsberg scored his second straight hat trick, and the Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 Thursday night to sweep the season series between the Central Division teams.     Forsberg, who now has a team-high 22 goals, has five goals combined in his last two second periods. Forsberg, who scored three times in the second period of Tuesday night’s overtime loss to Calgary, got the hat trick with an empty-net goal with 36.5 seconds left.     Viktor Arvidsson also scored a goal, and Roman Josi and Ryan Johansen each added two assists as Nashville won its fifth and final game against Colorado this season.     Goalie Pekka Rinne made 20 saves fo

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Eberle responding following coach's call-out

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-02-23

WASHINGTON — There are mirrors where Jordan Eberle works. And, yes, he looks in them. When Edmonton Oilers coach Todd McLellan called out some of his big guns for leaving their weapons in their holsters against Tampa Bay Tuesday, Eberle knew who his boss was talking about. It wasn’t like Eberle was a contestant on Wheel of Fortune and host Pat Sajak had to to spot the guy three vowels in the six-letter word for the grand prize. Fact is, Eberle has become a lightning rod for fans for what’s wrong in a good season. Also the coach, who wants more and keeps waiting for more from a guy who should be a 25-goal man with his skill-set, but has half that with 21 games to go in this Oilers’ re

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