Real Life Podcast Episode 85: Edmontonia

Welcome, welcome, welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to another edition of the Real Life Podcast! As always, the boys are back with another 90 minutes of ear-filling wisdom that you won’t want to miss. This week, we’re talking hacks for Folk Fest, bathroom shenanigans, Hlinka Gretzky Cup drama, and all things Oilers! As you’ve come to expect, this week’s show did not start even remotely close to what was written down on the itinerary as the boys walked you through the early days of smartpho

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-08-14

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The Best Player Available (2/2) (Going long on the future of the Oilers Dmen)

The Best Player Available (2/2) (Going long on the future of the Oilers Dmen)

The Oilers, the Oilers used to have a problem.There's no Hedbergian twist here, they don't quite have that problem anymore.The problem was the enormous imbalance between right and left shooting defencemen drafted by Edmonton, constructing what was dubbed by Allan Mitchell as the Leftorium: Note not only the quantity, but the quality of the imbalance. Not only was there only one right-shooter selected in four drafts, the only two first-rounders are left shot guys and, adding up the values via Blu

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Date: 2018-08-14

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Riesen to Believe 2018 Volume 1

Riesen to Believe 2018 Volume 1

Tracking training camp rosters in some NHL cities is pretty easy. Players are signed, invites extended and in the week between Labor Day and rookie camp you have a piece of foolscap with a bunch of names on it from the NHL team. The Edmonton Oilers don’t do that kind of thing anymore so it means amateur sleuths such as myself have a mid-summer challenge! I have 61 names so far! Let’s get to it! THE ATHLETIC! Give The Athletic as a gift or get it yourself and join the fun! Offer is here,

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Date: 2018-08-14

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Tuesday Morning Hot Links

Tuesday Morning Hot Links

Good morning, all. Lets serve up these links while they’re hot. Corey gave us a look at our best goalie prospect in Stuart Skinner. (Copper&Blue) Gulutzan talked to Mark Spector on a few issues coming into this season. A Connor McDavid interview is included in the link. (Sportsnet) We get a look at Mikko Koskinen. I used to not link this site but they seem to have rid themselves of the guy I considered a problem. (The Hockey Writers) There are some players who could be in for a make o

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Date: 2018-08-14

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Oilers Will Play Seven Times On US National TV, HNIC Slate Revealed

Oilers Will Play Seven Times On US National TV, HNIC Slate Revealed

NBC and NBCSN waited an extra few weeks before making their 2018-19 NHL broadcast schedule public. On Monday, Oiler fans in the US and hockey fans in the country looking for more of Connor McDavid were pleasantly surprised. The network announced their full schedule, which includes seven appearances by the Edmonton Oilers. The seven games will be a single-season record for the Oilers on the NBC family on networks. Prior to this season, the record for Edmonton was just three games, which took pla

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2018-08-14

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Smaller chest protectors are being tested by NHL goalies

Back at the Annual General Managers meeting in May, it was discussed that the NHL is planning on implementing smaller chest protectors for goaltenders by the start of the 2018-19 season. After an update from Kevin Woodley and Greg Balloch from InGoalMagazine, it appears we’re really close to having the equipment change happen. I definitely encourage you to read Kevin and Greg’s article here, as there is a lot of valuable information in it. To summarize, the NHL is beginning to issue prototy

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Date: 2018-08-14

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Filip Berglund gives Oilers another righty defenceman as a future option

Filip Berglund got himself drafted with a fantastic overage season in 2015-16 playing for Skelleftea of the SuperElite league in Sweden. The SuperElite league is the top junior league in Sweden and Berglund tore it up after suffering through an injury riddled campaign in 2014-15 (knee). For...

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2018-08-14

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Dmitri Samorukov's development is on-track, and he'll fill a pro need for the Oilers

The big selling feature for Samorukov is that he can do more than just play a modern NHL game with the puck. He’s also 6-foot-2 and an above-average skater

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2018-08-13

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Oilers will have seven games aired on NBC this season

NBC just released it’s schedule for the 2018-19 NHL season and they’ve added a couple features that seem favour the Edmonton Oilers. Though they’ve made a lot of changes that appear to be better for the league, there is still a lot of criticism towards the schedule this year. Personally, as long as I can see Connor McDavid on my TV, I’m happy. However, having him televised across the United States is pretty cool too. In the NHL on NBC schedule released this morning, the Oilers are sched

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-08-13

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Connor McDavid is still sharpening his game

Connor McDavid could not have been much better last season – heck, his campaign with the woeful Edmonton Oilers inspired a massive debate about Hart Trophy voting – but obviously the young captain is not happy with the result. So No. 97 has spent his summer trying to get better in all areas, working with Joe Quinn’s PEP program and seeing what the next generation is up to – namely, top 2019 draft prospect Jack Hughes, who skated with McDavid in Toronto. “I haven’t seen too many of h

Source: The Hockey News
Date: 2018-08-13

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