Until the Edmonton Oilers get better goaltending, forget about it

Until the Edmonton Oilers get better goaltending, forget about it

Game Day 29, Oilers vs Canadiens Perhaps the Oilers have died from one thousand cuts this year, but bad goaltending, a bad power play and a bad penalty kill have been constant issues all year, and they were again in Edmonton’s 4-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday. If those things don’t change this weekend in Montreal and Toronto, nothing will change for the Oilers.  Edmonton Oilers coach Todd McLellan is shuffling his line-up, moving out Drake Caggiula

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-12-09

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AHL Game 22: Condors at Stars

AHL Game 22: Condors at Stars

The 9-10-2 Bakersfield Condors take on the 14-9-1 Texas Stars in Cedar Park tonight, and are running a fairly set lineup. The lines and pairings are very similar to earlier this week, with Ryan Mantha the only obvious omission. Ethan Bear continues to remain on the sidelines, the games and weeks of absence adding up quickly. CONDORS TONIGHT!

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-12-09

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Milan Lucic: Bouncing back or dropping off?

Source: The Super Fan
Date: 2017-12-08

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A hindsight look at Peter Chiarelli’s gruesome trading record

The Edmonton Oilers have trudged through quite a strange and unpredictable couple of seasons since much-maligned Peter Chiarelli has taken the reins as the team’s general manager. From drafting Connor McDavid and acquiring Cam Talbot, to flipping Taylor Hall and handing out a disgusting contract to Milan Lucic, Chiarelli’s performance during his time in Edmonton...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-12-08

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Theories why the Oilers are losing

As the Oilers’ struggles continue, everyone is looking for answers. Men naturally like to be problem solvers. Most wise married men have learned when your wife discusses her frustration, it is best to just say, “I understand how that could upset you,” instead of beginning with, “Why don’t you try this,” or “I think you...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-12-08

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Outsiders (Video): Episode 8 – Interviewing the enemy

On this week’s episode of the Outsiders, the boys go where no Oilers journalists have gone before as they get to the bottom of what makes a Flames fan tick. Why would they like such an awful team? Where do they find their jerseys? Only the Outsiders have the answers. Careful, the language and content...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-12-08

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I Find Your Lack Of Effort Disturbing

I Find Your Lack Of Effort Disturbing

So I’ll admit, I’m a little geeky when it comes to my movie choices, I’m a huge Star Wars guy. Naturally, when I sat down to think about Edmonton’s lack of effort and urgency this season, one line came to my mind. I find the Edmonton Oilers’ lack of effort disturbing. The Edmonton Oilers are 11-15-2 and tomorrow night open a back-to-back set that will see them play Montreal before heading to Toronto. On top of that, the Oilers will b

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2017-12-08

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"Are you giving yourselves a chance?" Todd McLellan unloads on his Edmonton Oilers for not being ready

On the morning after yet another loss where his Edmonton Oilers were seemingly not ready to play, the struggling NHL squad started practice the same way. After some early breakout drills (vs. zero forecheckers) went sideways with sloppy passing, Coach Todd McLellan had seen enough. “There is nobody checking us right now. There’s not a @#$% single soul out here checking, and we can’t make the first @#$% pass or the second one. Are you giving yourselves a chance? Is it

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-12-08

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How Khaira brothers went from slow starters to Surrey standouts

How Khaira brothers went from slow starters to Surrey standouts

Sahvan Khaira didn’t want anything to do with hockey. It was a game that had left him in tears and he surely wasn’t going to skate back to it. It was the mid 2000s in Surrey, B.C., and there were lots of things an elementary-school kid could do with his time. Soccer was particularly popular, but somehow Sahvan found himself back at the rink.

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-12-08

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Talk is Cheap

The saying is that talk is cheap, but that hasn’t stopped NHL coaches from going off on their teams over the decades in an effort to grab their attention when things are upside down and on fire. I’ve been party to a few rants covering the Edmonton Oilers over the years and there have been...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-12-08

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