Ron and Don: Cam Talbot the reason Oilers are winning

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-04-30

Don Cherry has a lot of praise for the Edmonton Oilers these days. Sure, he admits he called them “sucks” in the past. “They were sucks in the past,” he said during Coach’s Corner on Hockey Night in Canada. In Cherry’s view, the Oilers of old were missing size and strength. “There were guys

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Ducks lose back-to-back games for first time since October

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-04-30

Until the first two games of this playoff series with Edmonton Oilers, the Anaheim Ducks hadn’t lost back-to-back games in regulation since October 13-15 so this is almost uncharted territory. But, they did win the Pacific Division for a reason, so they’re not going away. “We’re getting chances. It’s going to crack. You have to get in (Cam Talbot’s) eyes. What he can’t see he can’t stop. That’s the name of the game these days. Someone has to get in front and c

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DEPLOYMENT

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-04-30

We are eight games into the playoffs now and some interesting deployment trends are showing up for the Edmonton Oilers. Todd McLellan is running two forwards and four defensemen hard, and getting at least some minutes out of all four lines. Let’s have a look. COMPLETE RANGE Let’s have a look at both series first....

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McDavid looked more dangerous for Oilers in Game 2

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-04-30

If you’re the Anaheim Ducks and coach Randy Carlyle, who have been tasked with trying to slap the handcuffs on Connor McDavid, they might be muttering to themselves down 2-0 in the series to the Edmonton Oilers with McDavid only managing a power-play assist on Mark Letestu’s goal. That’s bad news and maybe more bad news because McDavid, who played 23 minutes, looked much more dangerous in Game 2, especially in the first half of the game when John Gibson stabbed a semi-breakaway

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Talbot providing outstanding goaltending for Oilers against Ducks

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-04-30

Goaltending is like pitching as that baseball lover Todd McLellan says, and if you don’t have it, “well good luck … but our hero in Game 2 was the guy with the big pads.” So yes, Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot absolutely stole that frenzied 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks with 39 stops Friday, and he’s stopped 72 of 76 shots over the Oilers’ two playoff W’s, and he’s now won 50 of 81 games this season, if you count regular season. Maybe he’s in the Ducks’

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Top 14 tweets from upset Anaheim Ducks fans: "I still have faith that we can shut these damn Canadians up"

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-04-30

There’s no joy in Duckville, not with their Anaheim Ducks down two games to zero in their Stanley Cup quarter finals series against the Edmonton Oilers. Here are the top 14 tweets from upset Anaheim Ducks fans: Michelle Drinnenberg‏ @m_drinnenberg: Unreal. The league looks desperate to have a Canadian team advance. Ducks Family‏ @ducks_family: We have outplayed them in both damn games… I still have faith that we can shut these

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Terry Jones: Oilers and Ducks coaches both familiar with series leads

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-04-30

ANAHEIM — Both Todd McLellan and Randy Carlyle have coaching horror stories from situations like this they may not wish to share with their players. For McLellan, they are painfully recent. It was the spring of 2014. It was the last time he coached the San Jose Sharks in a playoff series. The Sharks defeated the Los Angeles Kings 6-3 and 7-2 to take a 2-0 series lead and then won Game 3 in overtime. The Kings roared back to win the series in seven.

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Vegas has Edmonton Favoured to Win the Stanley Cup

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-04-30

If you care what Las Vegas thinks the Edmonton Oilers now the favourites to win the Stanley Cup. According to VegasInsider.com, the Edmonton Oilers have three-to-one odds to win the Stanley Cup after taking a 2-0 series lead over the Anaheim Ducks. The defending champions, Pittsburgh Penguins, currently sport the second-best odds at seven-to-two. I’m...

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Cam Talbot: His Chapter

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-04-29

Grant Fuhr, Andy Moog, Bill Ranford and Dwayne Roloson. If you take a look at the five Edmonton Oilers teams that sipped from the Stanley Cup and the 2006 edition of the team that came within one game of making it a half-dozen, they had one thing in common – great goaltending. That’s not really...

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DRAFT LOTTERY? WHAT DRAFT LOTTERY?

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-04-29

There were times over the last seven years where the highlight of the season for Edmonton fans was the draft lottery. This year? Not so much. There is some question about where Edmonton will select in the first round, and it has a lot to do with how far they go in the playoffs. #NHLDraftLottery is tonight on NBC at 8pm ET. New Top-500 draft ranking

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Dan Barnes: Cam Talbot controlling "the pleasure level" in the Oiler room

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-04-29

If you’re picking Conn Smythe candidates — and it’s way too early, but the Oilers are up 2-0 on the Ducks and the pleasure level in Edmonton is high, according to head coach Todd McLellan, so what the heck — Cam Talbot would be the easy pick. (Quick aside. I’m not entirely sure how to measure the pleasure level of a city or region. A sliding scale sounds like fun. Maybe a pie chart, because who doesn’t love pie? An app? Pleasure metres in bars and restaurants? Mood rings?

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Oilers now favoured by Vegas to win Stanley Cup

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-04-29

Take a deep breath, Edmonton Oilers fans. The most recent Vegas odds now have Edmonton favoured to win the Stanley Cup this year. Throw my eyes away, I don't need 'em anymore.Today, Las Vegas made Oilers favorites to win the Stanley Cup.

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