Why Force It?

There are plenty of common-sense reasons why the NHL should step up today and call off Friday’s re-scheduled game between the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks on the Left Coast, but as we all know, common sense doesn’t always rule the day. After being decimated by COVID 19 with 21 players and four team staff infected in the weeks following the first positive test by Adam Gaudette on March 30, if the Canucks play the Oilers on Friday, it’ll be their first game in 23 days – they las

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2021-04-14

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Oilers 'Like Our Team' as They Hit Stretch Drive

Oilers 'Like Our Team' as They Hit Stretch Drive

The Edmonton Oilers have just 14 games remaining in this truncated 2020-21 season. Two of them, against the Vancouver Canucks and Winnipeg Jets, will take place this weekend. The Oilers, with the trade deadline behind them and final few games ahead of them, are firmly in the final push now. Many Oiler fans view GM Ken Holland’s quiet trade deadline day as an opportunity missed. That may end up being the case, but inside the walls at Rogers Place that isn’t the thought process. The Oilers, f

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2021-04-14

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An autopsy of the Edmonton Oilers 2021 trade deadline

The belle of the 2021 trade deadline ball was traded over 12 hours before the deadline, when Taylor Hall got shipped to the Boston Bruins. The Bruins got great value in the deal also picking up Curtis Lazar for Anders Bjork and a second round pick. It’s a price that the Oilers, even without a 2020 second round pick this year, should’ve stepped up to pay. So why didn’t the Oilers get in on the action? The Oilers were in a sense limited without that pick but had other assets they could’v

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2021-04-14

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Edmonton Oilers: Could Mike Smith actually push them to playoff success?

Mike Smith’s season this year on the Edmonton Oilers has confounded me as much as everyone else.  He’s currently in a 3-way tie for 11th in the NHL in wins with 14 – and that was after spending the 1st 2 weeks of the season injured.  He’s 22nd in the league in sv%, and even […] Edmonton Oilers: Could Mike Smith actually push them to playoff success? - Oil On Whyte - Oil On Whyte - An Edmonton Oilers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Date: 2021-04-14

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Oilers News & Rumors: Holland, Kulikov, Hall, Bouchard, More

In an Edmonton Oilers news and rumors update, Ken Holland spoke with the media after Monday’s NHL Trade Deadline came and went and both his comments, tone and body language…

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2021-04-14

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NHL Rumors: Maple Leafs, Oilers, Capitals, Bruins, Jets, Flames…

In today’s NHL rumors rundown, why did the Washington Capitals decide to move on from Jakub Vrana? Meanwhile, was Anthony Mantha in the Detroit Red Wings’ doghouse? The Edmonton Oilers…

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2021-04-14

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Baggedmilk on #theLOCKERROOM: Schedule Changes and an NHL Trade Deadline Recap

Good morning, dearest Internet friends, and welcome to another chapter of your ol’ pal Baggedmilk’s adventures in local Edmonton radio. As I do every Wednesday, I jumped on the air with the boys on The Locker Room for a few minutes to talk about COVID’s effects on the schedule, the NHL Trade Deadline, and anything else that’s going on in the world of the Edmonton Oilers. Kicking off this week’s segment, we jumped in with a look at the NHL schedule, specifically the game against the Va

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2021-04-14

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NHL Rumors: Quick Hits on Hall, Jets, Maple Leafs, Canadiens, Kings, Flyers, Oilers and Avs

NHL Rumors: Quick Hits on Hall, Jets, Maple Leafs, Canadiens, Kings, Flyers, Oilers and Avs

Elliotte Friedman: Taylor Hall wanted to become a Boston Bruin since the offseason. They wanted to sign him in the offseason but needed time to clear cap space, but he didn’t want to wait that long. Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland said they weren’t really in and don’t believe the Toronto Maple Leafs made a big push. The New York Islanders, Vegas Golden Knights and St. Louis Blues some interest. The Golden Knights may have shown the most interest and were talking to other teams to get them

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2021-04-14

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What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?

What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?

Passage from Peter Gzowski’s classic The Game of Our Lives When did we know Charlie Huddy was going to have an NHL career? I don’t recall exactly but am going to guess it was after he was actually having an NHL career. Tracking prospects with little or no pedigree is tough, because there’s only so much you can know until they hit pro. In the year Huddy was eligible for the draft (1979), he scored 20-38-58 in 64 games. He ranked No. 3 among Oshawa Generals and No. 8 among all OHA (

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Date: 2021-04-14

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Going All-In

Well, the pitchforks are out in some circles after Ken Holland stayed relatively quiet at the NHL trade deadline. To an extent, I understand why the Oilers didn’t push their chips into the middle. I also understand that it can be frustrating to watch a team with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl not go all in every single chance they get. However, Ken Holland is here to build a team that can compete for the Stanley Cup year after year. Not just for one or two years. I believe taking his foot

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2021-04-14

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NHL Rumors: Latest Buzz on Tony DeAngelo's Future, Ryan Dzingel, Oilers

The trade deadline has come and passed, and the NHL 's 31 teams are now gearing up for the final stretch of the regular season...

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2021-04-14

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Edmonton Oilers' offence crumbling, downgraded in recent games from Tiger Tank to pop gun

What’s happened to the strong Oilers attack? And what can Edmonton do about it? The Edmonton Oilers’ offensive game has crumbled in most recent dozen games, getting downgraded from a Tiger Tank to a pop gun. Indeed, just now this is team in crises when it comes to generating offence, an issue that has so far been masked by hot goaltending, strong special teams

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2021-04-14

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