By the Numbers: Life is Good

By the Numbers: Life is Good

Well, we’re just over a quarter of the way through the Edmonton Oilers’ 2019-20 season, with the team sporting a gorgeous 14-6-3 record after 23 games. They’re sitting upon the Pacific division throne with a three-point cushion on the second place Arizona Coyotes, and tied with the defending champion @St. Louis Blues as rulers of the Western Conference. Oilers put five goals on the board, end the Sharks' six-game winning streak, and slide back into the win column like… pic.twitter.com

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-11-21

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NHL Performers of the Week: Ho hum, 6-point night for McDavid

NHL Performers of the Week: Ho hum, 6-point night for McDavid

The top-three performers from the week that was in the NHL, including Connor McDavid’s 12 points, including a six-point night, Jack Eichel’s four-goal game and Braden Holtby stopping everything in sight for the Capitals.

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2019-11-21

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Let’s Pump The Brakes On A Big Zack Kassian Extension

Let’s Pump The Brakes On A Big Zack Kassian Extension

Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports Kassian has had a great start to the season. The Oilers need to think long and hard before offering an extension. How’s your season treating you? Mostly good so far, yeah? The Oilers are on top of the Pacific Division, and we’re a little more than a quarter through the season. The Oilers took care of the Sharks on Tuesday by a 5-2 score. Mikko Koskinen held it together. Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl are straight up killing it right now. Zack Kassi

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2019-11-21

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Edmonton Oilers notes: Time to get Klefbom an oxygen tank

Edmonton Oilers notes: Time to get Klefbom an oxygen tank

LOS ANGELES -- Before Oscar Klefbom met the media post-game Tuesday he grabbed a water. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-11-21

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Zack Kassian giving Edmonton Oilers big guns exactly what they need

Zack Kassian giving Edmonton Oilers big guns exactly what they need

LOS ANGELES -- If it’s true Zack Kassian is meat and potatoes, he’s a 16-ounce porterhouse next to the two tenderloins Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl who are chewing up checkers nightly. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-11-20

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How should the Oilers handle their depth on the blueline?

How should the Oilers handle their depth on the blueline?

I must say, it’s very weird to say things like “the Oilers have too many defensemen” and not use the word “bad” or “inconsistent”. The team has some serious depth at the NHL level and when you look through their prospect pool, it looks like there are is simply more coming through the pipeline. Injuries always happen and the reason why good teams are able to overcome injuries to key players, which is not something the Oilers were able to do last season, is because they always have

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-11-20

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Kassian finds home on Oilers’ top line after battling for place in NHL

Kassian finds home on Oilers’ top line after battling for place in NHL

LOS ANGELES — Zack Kassian is standing outside the visitor’s dressing room in San Jose long after a game in which he scored a goal, his team routed a tough rival, and the team charter wasn’t leaving until the next day. There was a time when that was a green light for Kassian to cut loose, enjoying a night that would, in the end, inhibit any chance of repeating that strong game Thursday in Los Angeles. But here he is, at age 28, taking some extra time to engage a couple of reporters long a

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2019-11-20

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The Oilers are a Playoff Team

The Oilers are a Playoff Team

Most humans fear change. We like routine. We enjoy consistency and even if a new path will bring more enjoyment or fulfillment, many won’t recognize or embrace it right away. I sense that is the case with many Edmonton Oilers fans. After years of heartache, they are still hesitant to believe their team is legit. Well, they are. The Edmonton Oilers are a playoff team. I was one of the few who felt they’d make the playoffs this year, but I thought they’d grab the final wildcard spot. I didn

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-11-20

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NHL Notebook: Francis on Seattle; Draisaitl and McDavid’s Scorching Stretch

NHL Notebook: Francis on Seattle; Draisaitl and McDavid’s Scorching Stretch

Ron Francis spoke at a conference in downtown Toronto this week a few blocks from where NHL general managers were holding one of their annual meetings. The GM on the league’s 32nd franchise in Seattle, Francis won’t be welcomed into the room until ownership makes its final expansion payment in the spring of 2021. That’s probably just as well. He’s got plenty on his plate already. Francis was hired in July and currently has a skeleton staff as he works to build everything

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2019-11-20

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Inside the Nation: Zack Kassian’s next contract, Jujhar Khaira’s heater, and Defensive Pairings

Inside the Nation: Zack Kassian’s next contract, Jujhar Khaira’s heater, and Defensive Pairings

The Edmonton Oilers are rolling right now and there’s a lot of excitement around the city right now, but some folks are wondering if the team is for real. Fortunately, Dusty Nielson is back with a fresh episode of Inside the Nation to answer all of the Oilers questions you never knew you had. I love Zack Kassian and think he's playing about as well as we could have hoped but the Oilers can't overpay the dude just because he knocks with Connor and Leon. I mean, look at what Chiasson has done

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-11-20

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