VAN DIEST: Oilers desperate for a win heading currently on season-long losing skid

VAN DIEST: Oilers desperate for a win heading currently on season-long losing skid

When they started the season winning seven of their first eight games, the Edmonton Oilers were not as good as their record indicated. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-12-16

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Lowetide: Connor McDavid’s frustration and the impact it could have on the Edmonton Oilers

The theory goes that if Edmonton doesn't make the playoffs soon, the captain will want out. Ask for a trade.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2019-12-16

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WWYDW(SE): Stopping the puck

WWYDW(SE): Stopping the puck

A key reason for Edmonton’s hot start this season was strong goaltending from the unpredictable duo of Mike Smith and Mikko Koskinen. Koskinen showed some flashes of brilliance early on last year and earned himself a contract extension half-way through the season despite not having much of a track record of success in the league. Without much salary cap space to work with, Ken Holland took a flyer on Mike Smith, a veteran goalie familiar with new head coach Dave Tippett. The hope for Smith w

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-12-15

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Edmonton Oilers killing it on power play but struggling at even strength

Edmonton Oilers killing it on power play but struggling at even strength

DALLAS -- The Edmonton Oilers have the most lethal power play with the man advantage and one of the top eight penalty-kills when shorthanded, but they are far from a special team at even strength. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-12-15

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GAME RECAP: Oilers 1, Leafs 4.

GAME RECAP: Oilers 1, Leafs 4.

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images Leafs remain undefeated at Rogers Place as the Oilers lose four games on the spin for the first time this year. The Edmonton Oilers (18-12-4) played host to the Toronto Maple Leafs (15-14-4) at Rogers Place last night in the early slot on Hockey Night in Canada. Both teams lost last time out, and were looking to bounce back in prime time on Saturday night. It is always an occasion whenever the Leafs are in town. The city is flush with people brave e

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2019-12-15

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Oilers Prospect Update: Feel the Wichita Thunder

Oilers Prospect Update: Feel the Wichita Thunder

Big week for the prospects, after the Thunder of the ECHL blow up when it comes to Oilers prospects. A hat trick for Safin with seven points and Hebig having five himself. Congrats going out to both Lavoie and Rodrigue for making the Team Canada world juniors team. Congrats to all six #QMJHL players (and one alumnus)* who will represent Canada at the upcoming #WorldJuniors! G | @orodrigue33D | Jared McIsaac F | Alexis Lafrenière F | Raphaël Lavoie F | @BO_groulx57 F | @DawsonMercer14(F | @

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-12-15

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Oilers notes: Good start a saving grace during season-long losing skid

Oilers notes: Good start a saving grace during season-long losing skid

Good thing the Edmonton Oilers got off to the start they did or things could be really scary at the moment. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-12-15

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The Oilers need help

The Oilers need help

The Edmonton Oilers are 18-13-4 and they’re tied for second in the Pacific Division with a team a few hours south of them. They have the top two scorers in the league in Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl with a seven and six-point lead on their closest contender. The Edmonton Oilers are about to lose out on a player who would almost surely push them into a playoff spot to a division rival who likely won't give up as much as Edmonton could offer all the while sliding in the standings as thei

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-12-15

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NHL Rumors: Edmonton Oilers, Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks, and Pete DeBoer

NHL Rumors: Edmonton Oilers, Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks, and Pete DeBoer

Oilers and Kassian to talk extension Sportsnet: The Edmonton Oilers plan on meeting with Zack Kassian‘s rep to discuss a contract extension according to Elliotte Friedman. “He’s happy there, the Oilers are happy with him and I believe that the Oilers and Kassian are going to sit down in the near future to see if they can get an extension done,” Friedman said Saturday on the Headlines segment of Hockey Night in Canada.” Kassian is on pace to have a career year and is in the last year

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2019-12-15

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Valley of the Calm Trees

Valley of the Calm Trees

There’s always ongoing conversations about Oilers players who are performing poorly. I’ll see posts that say “James Neal can’t play on a skill line anymore” and “Adam Larsson is barely hanging on to an NHL job” and it makes me smile. Now, people are on Ethan Bear. He’s hit a wall! His decision making is terrible! It’s usually injury, folks. We always forget. Always. I do. Swear to God. If a player who played 20 games at a certain level, then falls off badly, chances are it

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2019-12-15

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