The Van Pelt Effect

The Van Pelt Effect

If you’ve checked the comments section of any Edmonton Oilers fan site over the last week or so, you’ve seen the angst growing day by day as the Oilers have frittered away the 7-1-0 start that finally had a lot of people feeling pretty good about their team. Is it any wonder? Well, no. It’s no surprise given what the last 13 seasons have looked like that a 2-4-1 streak over the last seven games, most recently a 6-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes, has fans thinking Lucy van Pelt is about

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-12-12

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Momentum Woes: Oilers Struggle to Win When Trailing

Momentum Woes: Oilers Struggle to Win When Trailing

Some consider this the most wonderful time of year: children hum happily as they compose letters to Santa, Christmas decorations blanket homes and malls, and holiday tunes play as a background lullaby while stars dot the sky. But every holiday season needs a Grinch, someone who steals joy from the most wonderful time of year. Thankfully, the Edmonton Oilers have decided to fill that role again—for the umpteenth season in a row. How kind of them! The Oilers may be atop the Pacific Division

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2019-12-12

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NHL Rumors: Maple Leafs, Canadiens, Devils, Oilers, More

NHL Rumors: Maple Leafs, Canadiens, Devils, Oilers, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news from Elliotte Friedman’s 31 Thoughts article, there are rumors of more than just Taylor Hall being moved out of New Jersey and are the Edmonton Oilers worried about dropping attendance? Maple Leafs Backup Goaltending Situation Staying a Situation? Friedman notes about the Toronto Maple Leafs, “I’m not convinced Toronto’s going to alter its backup situation.” He says his feeling is that the Maple Leafs just don’t love what’s out t

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2019-12-12

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Game Notes Oilers @ Wild: Stop The Bleeding

Game Notes Oilers @ Wild: Stop The Bleeding

In the tight Western Conference games against most west opponents seems more important than ever. The Oilers sit in first place in the Pacific Division, but they are only six points ahead of ninth place Vancouver, who have two games in hand. Minnesota is seven points back, also with two games in hand, and with the cross over potential for the wildcard spot available games against Central Division teams pushing for a playoff spot are equally important. Edmonton is 2-4-1 in their last seven games

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-12-12

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GAME PREVIEW: Edmonton Oilers @ Minnesota Wild

GAME PREVIEW:  Edmonton Oilers @ Minnesota Wild

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images Oilers in Minnesota for Wild Time Edmonton Oilers (18-11-4) 1st, Pacific vs Minnesota Wild (14-12-5) 6th, Central 12 December 2019 Xcel Energy Arena 600 PM MST TV: Sportsnet Oilers Radio: 630 CHED SB Nation Opponent: Hockey Wilderness A FRESH BREAK Let’s not talk much about last game. Let’s not talk much about the 6-3 loss that had the Oilers go down by three goals on two separate occasions. Or that tremendously awful goal that Mikko Koskin

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

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2019-20 Game 34: Oilers at Wild

2019-20 Game 34: Oilers at Wild

Zack Kassian is exactly the kind of player who is better in his 30’s than his 20’s. He had maturity issues, he ran through a couple careers and arrived in YEG as his last chance Texaco. Anyone breathing should wish they took advantage of an opportunity as well as Kassian, who is one of the true feel good stories on this Oilers team. His career high in goals is 15, he has 11 today. Zack Kassian is on his way to 20+ goals. Amazing. THE ATHLETIC! The Athletic Edmonton features a fabulo

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2019-12-12

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Oilers at Wild 12/12/19 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends

Oilers at Wild 12/12/19 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends

by OddsShark (@OddsShark) – Sponsored Post The Edmonton Oilers will be trying to maintain their tenuous grasp on first place in the Pacific Division standings when they visit the Minnesota Wild on Thursday as +110 underdogs on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Edmonton is coming off a lopsided 6-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday, and now sits deadlocked with the Arizona Coyotes in the divisional standings going into Thursday night’s game at Xcel Energy Cent

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-12-12

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Q&A: 10 subscriber questions for Oilers rookie defenceman Ethan Bear

We couldn’t ask Bear all your questions, but we tried to select a variety of topics – lighthearted and serious.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2019-12-12

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Lowetide: Five loud noises Ken Holland could make to help the Oilers immediately

What can the Oilers do over the next few weeks in terms of transactions to increase their playoff chances?

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2019-12-12

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Edmonton Oilers Game Day: Off to Minnesota for one game road trip

Edmonton Oilers Game Day: Off to Minnesota for one game road trip

Last time the ex Oilers goalie played his old club he fell hard in the crease and hit the back of his head and couldn’t finish the game as Alex Stalock came in as the Wild blanked the Oilers 3-0 seven weeks ago. Dubnyk, who has played 312 games for the Wild with 169 wins since he joined them during the 2014-2015 season, is out now because his wife is having serious medical issues. Stalock is expected to get the nod in net. Read More

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

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