Oilers are Broken: What needs Fixing?

Bob Nicholson has already interviewed a handful of candidates for the vacant GM job, with plans to talk to a few more men this month. Hiring a new GM is an important step for the Oilers, but one person will not fix all that ails them. I believe the Oilers need to fix their off-ice issues as much as they need to improve their on-ice performance. It is pretty clear to anyone who has watched the Oilers recently to know they need to upgrade their blueline, get more consistent goaltending and add s

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-04-17

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Leon Draisaitl nominated for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy

This morning, the NHL announced via their official website that Leon Draisaitl was named as the Oilers nominee for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, which will be awarded at the coming NHL awards in June. As we all know, Leon Draisaitl had a whale of a season for the Edmonton Oilers, scoring 50 goals and adding 55 helpers for 105 points. It was the first time an Oilers has hit the milestone since the OBC was patrolling the ice, and it was certainly a performance to be celebrated but today’s n

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-04-17

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A recent history of Tampa Bay Lightning’s quiet playoff exits

A recent history of Tampa Bay Lightning’s quiet playoff exits

The Tampa Bay Lightning busted a lot of brackets Tuesday night by losing 7-3 and getting unceremoniously swept aside by the Columbus Blue Jackets. This was not the biggest upset in NHL history – prior to the cap era days of parity the point differentials between first-round opponents could be cavernous. Take, for instance, the 1982 series between Wayne Gretzky’s Edmonton Oilers and Marcel Dionne’s Los Angeles Kings, who finished 48 points behind their first-round opponent. That series in

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2019-04-17

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WWYDW: The Jordan Eberle Redemption Tour

In just a couple of years, Jordan Eberle has gone from playoff scapegoat to playoff hero. He was invisible during the Oilers playoff run back in 2017, failing to record a goal over the course of 13 games, but he was instrumental in the Islanders’ shocking sweep of the Penguins, racking up four goals. And it isn’t like Eberle was just scoring to pad leads during garbage time. All four of his goals were clutch. In Game 1, he opened the scoring just a couple minutes into the game, setting the

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-04-17

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Willis: Some creative solutions to address the Oilers’ goalie problem

Once again, the Oilers have a goalie problem.Jonathan Willis explores some creative solution to solve this issue.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2019-04-17

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Farm Workers 2019

Barring a massive set of trades by the new general manager, Edmonton fans are about to see a fairly productive pipeline of young players heading to Edmonton. From this year’s AHL team, it’s a good bet Caleb Jones, Cooper Marody and Tyler Benson will see significant NHL time in 2019-20. Players like Ethan Bear, William Lagesson, Kailer Yamamoto, Shane Starrett and Joe Gambardella could also chime in. This is Farm Workers, 2019. THE ATHLETIC! The Athletic Edmonton features a fabul

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Date: 2019-04-17

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Evan Bouchard To Join Condors

Evan Bouchard To Join Condors

Evan Bouchard is probably in shock right now. His London Knights jumped out to a 3-0 series lead on the Guelph Storm in the second round of the OHL playoffs, but they could not hold the lead and ended up losing in Game 7 last night. As a result, Bouchard’s junior career is now over. Bouchard started the season by making the Oilers’ roster, playing in seven games and scoring his first career NHL goal. He wasn’t ready for a full season, however, and the club wisely sent him back for a devel

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Date: 2019-04-17

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Oil Spills podcast: Oilers need to start with a POHO

Oil Spills podcast: Oilers need to start with a POHO

Hockey beat writers Rob Tychkowski and Jim Matheson join host Craig Ellingson to talk about why the Edmonton Oilers should really start the process of hiring a new general manager by first putting in place a new president of hockey operations. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or Google Play.

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-04-17

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Kings Ink Former Oilers Head Coach Todd McLellan To Multi-Year Deal

Kings Ink Former Oilers Head Coach Todd McLellan To Multi-Year Deal

Former Oiler bench boss back in California. How much success will he see? The regular season ended a mere ten days ago, but it’s not stopping the Kings from splashing the pot. Interim head coach Willie Desjardins was informed that he wouldn’t be back for the 2019-20 NHL season. The LA Kings have agreed to terms on a multi-year contract for Todd McLellan to serve as the Kings new head coach https://t.co/dyNNKAasbk— LA Kings (@LAKings) April 16, 2019 The Kings jumped at the chanc

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Date: 2019-04-17

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Focus on Fix-Wolansky opens offensive avenues for Edmonton Oil Kings

Focus on Fix-Wolansky opens offensive avenues for Edmonton Oil Kings

As one of the top scorers in the Western Hockey League, Trey Fix-Wolansky has been a target in the playoffs. Both the Medicine Hat Tigers and Calgary Hitmen focused heavily on trying to shut down the Oil Kings captain, which provided opportunity for others to step up offensively. Despite the added attention, Fix-Wolansky still has three goals and eight points in 10 playoff games, but trails in team scoring behind Vince Loschiavo (five goals, five assists), Quinn Benjafield (four goals, five ass

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-04-17

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