Pressure mounts on struggling Edmonton Oilers to find the win column

Pressure mounts on struggling Edmonton Oilers to find the win column

Game Day 3: Oilers at Rangers Ten days into the 2018-19 NHL season, 30 of the league’s 31 teams have already played a home game, the last three home openers having been played on Thursday night. Odd team out is the Edmonton Oilers, still 2000 light years from home with two more road contests to go before they finally play one in their own barn next Thursday, fully a week after everyone else. This wouldn’t be a problem were the team holding its own on the road, but an 0-2-0 start leading int

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-10-13

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Making a case for and against Todd McLellan

The pitchforks are out after the Oilers 0-2 start and a lot of the anger is being directed at Todd McLellan. There is a large portion of this fanbase that has completely soured on the veteran bench boss, and in a lot of fans’ minds, he needs to be fired. McLellan has spent three full seasons coaching the team and in that time the Oilers have gone 114-109-23, and, as we all know, they’ve made the playoffs just once. A pessimistic fan will say that it’s unacceptable for a coach who has Co

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-10-13

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Oilers/Rangers Preview: 5 Questions With Blueshirt Banter

Oilers/Rangers Preview:  5 Questions With Blueshirt Banter

“The (NYR) defence is really bad” The Rangers were winless in their first three games until Thursday night’s breakthrough in overtime. An OT marker from Brady Skjei would propel the Rangers to a 3-2 victory in the extra frame. Is the Rangers’ 1-3 start expected? Some sort of anomaly? Or, are they ready to break out? I had the pleasure of asking Mike over at Blueshirt Banter about a rebuild, Henrik Lundqvist, and about some other player personnel matters before tomorrow’s game.

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-10-12

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Oilersnation Radio Episode 7 – Hot and Swedish

I’m back and here to tell you all about this week’s ONRadioPodcast. This will definitely go down as one of the crazier episodes we have had so far. This week’s episode tries to bring some understanding to the early (very early) season woes of the local sports team. Is it time to be emotional? Is the team what we thought they were? All these questions and more get some love in the first segment. The boys also have a look at the Gus and Frank rivalry. On the lighter side, the discussion tu

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-10-12

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Friedman: “I don’t think there’s a person in that organization who feels secure”

Sportsnet super insider, Elliotte Friedman, was making his radio rounds this morning and the tour led him to Calgary’s Sportsnet 960 where he was asked about what the hell is going on with the Edmonton Oilers. Considering the Oilers universe is on fire right now, I was definitely interested in what he had to say. After dropping their first two games by a combined score of nine to three, it’s not overly surprising that the Nation is fired up about the way the Oilers have started their sea

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-10-12

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A Must Win? Sadly, Yes.

It seems ridiculous to write that the third game in an 82-game season is a must win. However, when you’ve been the worst organization, by a large margin, in the NHL over the past 12 seasons, and you struggle with winning, knowing how to win or building a winning team, it is not out of line to realize how important Saturday’s game against the New York Rangers is. In case you want to question my statement about the Oilers being the worst organization in the NHL since 2007. Here is a fun char

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-10-12

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Oilers already 0-2 and their upcoming schedule is ugly

Oilers already 0-2 and their upcoming schedule is ugly

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Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-10-12

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McDavid vs. Matthews is the rivalry the NHL deserves

If Crosby and Ovechkin helped rescue the NHL, McDavid and Matthews are raising it to new heights.

Source: ESPN
Date: 2018-10-12

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Bruins 4, Oilers 1 post-game Oil Spills: It looks like nothing has changed

It was better than the completely flat season opener, but it still wasn’t good enough. Last night’s 4-1 loss to Boston looked a lot more like the disappointing 2017-18 Oilers than the hungry and determined Oilers we were supposed to see fly out of the gates this season. What happened… Things started out nicely for the Oilers. Ty Rattie grabbed the puck at the blueline and hit Connor McDavid with a cheeky spin pass that had Zdeno Chara looking like he was on rollerblades. McDavid ripped p

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-10-12

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Oil Kings Update: Amid lengthy losing streak, Edmonton looking forward to returning home

This season was never going to be a cakewalk for the Edmonton Oil Kings. Their 5-0 start was absolutely incredible and wins mean just as much in September as they do in March, but you knew adversity was going to come. It was just a matter of when. The long road trip through BC and down to the USA is a grueling expedition. For the Oil Kings, it meant roughly ten days on the road with six stops to take on six different opponents. We are now two-thirds through the trip, and the teams level of pla

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-10-12

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