Monday Mailbag – NHL Playoff Predictions

Happy playoff week, everybody, and welcome to a brand new edition of the Mailbag. As always, I’ve taken the questions that have come in over the past week, relayed them to our writers, and copied and pasted their words of wisdom right here on the ol’ Internet machine for your education and enjoyment. Today, we’re looking at playoff predictions, the Oilers series against the Jets, and a whole lot more. If you’ve got one, email it to me at baggedmilk@oilersnation.com or hit me up on Twit

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2021-05-17

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‘The biggest transformation I’ve ever seen in an elite player’: How Connor McDavid took the next step

The Oilers star's historic offensive season comes as a byproduct of offseason commitment to become better defensively. Here's how he did it.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2021-05-17

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Experience on Jets’ side heading into Stanley Cup Playoff series

The Winnipeg Jets may be underdogs against the Edmonton Oilers in the opening round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs, yet experience is squarely in their corner. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2021-05-17

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OILERS NOTES: Slater Koekkoek earned trust of coaches in return to lineup

Slater Koekkoek was stuck between thrive and survive Saturday in the Edmonton Oilers last regular-season game, his first in two and-a-half months since he was hit by Sam Bennett and his collarbone gave out. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2021-05-16

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North Division playoff preview

North Division playoff preview

Anticipation is ramping up north of the border ahead of the first all-Canadian playoff matchups since 2015. The Leafs and Canadiens will meet in the postseason for the first time since 1979, while the last series between the Oilers and Jets happened in 1990. 1. Maple Leafs (-320) vs. 4. Canadiens (+240) Overall MAPLE LEAFS STAT CANADIENS 35-14-7 Record 24-21-11 7-2-1 H2H 3-6-1 55.63 (2nd) xGF%* 53.00 (10th) 52.35 (10th) CF%* 54.31 (6th) 56.78 (2nd) HDCF%* 51.88 (12th) 9

Source: The Score
Date: 2021-05-16

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Edmonton Oilers break up Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl to start

This in from host Bob Stauffer of Oilers Now: Projected Lineup to start Winnipeg Series: Kahun-McDavid-Puljujarvi RNH-Draisaitl-Yamamoto Shore-Khaira-Archibald Neal-McLeod-Chiasson Nurse-Barrie Kulikov-Larsson

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2021-05-16

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Your guide to former Edmonton Oilers in the 2021 playoffs

With the 2021 postseason officially underway, there’s a number of ex-Edmonton Oilers taking part in the post-season. So today, let’s take a team by team look at just which former Oilers are where. Toronto Maple Leafs None. There’s no former Edmonton Oilers on the Leafs roster heading into the post-season, although defenceman Martin Marincin is in the organization. He’s spent his time with the AHL’s Toronto Marlies, where he’s appeared in 12 games scoring five points. Montreal Canad

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2021-05-16

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JONES: Oilers in race to get fans into building for Stanley Cup Playoffs

It’ll be a race between Alberta citizens now setting records for daily vaccinations, the finally dropping COVID-19 numbers and the Edmonton Oilers climb to eight wins in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2021-05-16

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2021 NHL playoffs preview: Oilers vs. Jets

The Oilers-Jets series is projected here to be the closest of Round 1 — though that doesn’t seem like a common opinion. 

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2021-05-16

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Bakersfield Condors clinch AHL playoff spot

The Bakersfield Condors clinched themselves a playoff spot Saturday night. By virtue of a 3-2 win over the Henderson Silver Knights, the Condors clinched the second seed in the AHL’s Pacific Division. Now, the Condors will host the San Diego Gulls in a best-of-three semifinal series. That series kicks off next Friday with game one kicking off next Friday night in Bakersfield. The Condors close out their season Sunday night. Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior colum

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2021-05-16

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Do you want to win fabulous prizes and gain immense fame? Enter NationDrafts playoff edition Presented by Neo Financial

For years we have run online drafts here at the Nation Network. For many players, this is a time where they load up on players from teams they think will go deep and create teams that will stand a high likelihood of winning them cash or prizes. For other fans who shoot from the “hip” and pick with their “hearts” Playoff Drafts can be the cruellest season. Take me your ol pal Wanye for example. Why would I give one flying (redacted) about a playoff draft when my beloved Oilers have rare

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2021-05-16

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Oilers Put Season Finale Behind Them, Ready For Playoffs

Oilers Put Season Finale Behind Them, Ready For Playoffs

The Edmonton Oilers struck first on Saturday afternoon, taking a 1-0 lead on the Vancouver Canucks thanks to an Adam Larsson goal. The Oilers, however, didn’t beat Thatcher Demko again and dropped a 4-1 decision to the Canucks. The loss ends Edmonton’s regular season on a slightly sour note, but there is no time to dwell with the Stanley Cup Playoffs just days away. “It would have been nice to end on a high note, but we’ve had a great season and now the important stuff starts,” Tyson

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2021-05-16

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