One specific piece of unfinished off-season business is haunting the Edmonton Oilers

One specific piece of unfinished off-season business is haunting the Edmonton Oilers

Two games into the Edmonton Oilers regular season it has quickly become clear that one piece of unfinished business from the off-season is haunting this club. And it is threatening to derail the year…in October. The Defence. The top pairing of Oscar Klefbom and Adam Larsson have been…o.k.  The bottom pairing of Kris Russell and Evan Bouchard has actually been encouraging, thus far. But there is a hole in the donut. And it is the 2nd pairing. Darnell Nurse was not good at all in Game #1 in

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-10-12

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Lowetide: Panic storm on the horizon as Oilers remain a one-man show

If the Oilers can't find a way to inject some secondary scoring into their line up, organizational changes won't be far behind.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2018-10-12

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Oilers in 60: The importance of getting off to a good start

Oilers in 60: The importance of getting off to a good start

So far, not good. The Edmonton Oilers (0-2) played their second game of the NHL season Thursday against the Boston Bruins, and not unlike their first game against the New Jersey Devils it was basically all but over after the Oilers allowed two quick goals to put themselves down 3-1 early. This time, the pain came in the first period after an errand pass went right off Drake Caggiula’s skate and over goaltender Cam Talbot’s shoulder. Bruins forward Joakim Nordstrom potted home another just 3

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-10-12

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Chasing Shadows Moonlight Mystery

Chasing Shadows Moonlight Mystery

I mentioned yesterday there were no expectations heading into last night’s game, and maybe that’s why I came away with good vibrations from the loss in Boston. Edmonton won the 5-on-5 high danger scoring chances 7-4 (Natural Stat Trick), Cam Talbot stopped 26 of 27 at 5-on-5, McDavid hammered the sliver of a chance given for a goal, plus the Oilers had some great looks. That list item is the problem, ladies and men. Edmonton needs goals like Mars needs women. We’re on to Manhattan. THE AT

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2018-10-12

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Friday Morning Hot Links

Friday Morning Hot Links

Good morning everyone, here we go. The Oilers got dominated in a loss against the Bruins last night. Matt has the recap. (Copper&Blue) If you wanted to know about Cooper Morody, here is some solid study of him. (Petro Praxis) Spector starts talking about must-win games. That’s how dire things are around here. (Sportsnet) Finally, Connor McDavid was dealing with swarming coverage all night. Here’s the breakdown. (The Athletic) That’s all for now, we’re have full game coverage to

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

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7 things we learned in the NHL: Matthews, Rielly leapfrog Gretzky, Orr

7 things we learned in the NHL: Matthews, Rielly leapfrog Gretzky, Orr

The Maple Leafs are an absolute wagon; the Canadiens were shut out in a home opener for the first time in 84 years; Connor McDavid scored his first of the year; Elias Pettersson extended his point streak to four games; Reilly Smith scored his 100th career goal and Rasmus Dahlin recorded his first NHL point. There are no NHL games scheduled for Friday, but luckily for hockey fans there was plenty to choose from Thursday night with 12 games on the docket. Here are seven things we learned. Rielly

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-10-12

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Game Wrap: McDavid scores beauty in loss to Bruins

Game Wrap: McDavid scores beauty in loss to Bruins

Connor McDavid scored his first of the season, but the Oilers fell 4-1 in Boston on Thursday.

Source: CBC Sports
Date: 2018-10-12

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The Roundup

How can the Leafs fit the Big 4 under the cap; too many rookies in Calgary; Oilers good, bad and ugly; the trade market for defenseman around the NHL; just 13 months after opening, Wings changing all arena seats to black; should the NHL revamp the way it hands out penalties; Boeser, Gagner, Hamonic and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Dailyfaceoff. In the Roundup, we go around the Nation Network and give you some of the best articles of the last couple weeks. Every once i

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-10-12

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CBC Edmonton News (TV): The poor start in Sweden and previewing tonight’s game against Boston

I joined host Sandra Batson on the CBC Edmonton News to discuss all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 18:20 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, October 11) Topics we covered: The poor performance against the Devils in Sweden and what the Oilers will need to improve on. Todd McLellan on the hot seat and for good reason. Importance of having a good program in Bakersfield and players to watch. Tonight’s match against the Bruins. Realistic expectations for the 2018/19 season.

Source: The Super Fan
Date: 2018-10-12

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Way better effort, but Edmonton Oilers get shut down by deeper, better, more disciplined Bruins

Way better effort, but Edmonton Oilers get shut down by deeper, better, more disciplined Bruins

Oilers 1, Bruins 4 The Edmonton Oilers showed up in a much more competitive frame of mind on Thursday night, battled hard, took a few pounds of flesh, but came up on the short end of a 4-1 score in Boston. For the second game in a row the Oilers saw a 1-1 game collapse into a a 3-1 deficit in a blink of an eye, and once again they were 2+ goals in arrears the whole rest of the way as their popgun offence failed to put a dint in a hard-checking opponent. This time all the damage was done in the

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-10-12

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