Oilers History: The Last Game at Rexall Place

Oilers History: The Last Game at Rexall Place

On April 6th, 2016, the Edmonton Oilers played their last game at Rexall Place, beating the Vancouver Canucks in a 6-2 landslide. Whether you knew it as Northlands Coliseum, Skyreach Centre, Rexall Place, or anything in between, it’s hard to believe that four years have already gone by since we said goodbye to the old building. From the time the building opened in 1974 to the final farewell in 2016, the Coliseum was home to some of the most incredible events our city has ever seen, including

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Date: 2020-04-06

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Connor McDavid launches first home workout video

Connor McDavid launches first home workout video

Last week on Instagram, Edmonton Oilers captain, Connor McDavid, announced that he and Gary Roberts would be releasing a series of videos to help folks stay fit at home. Today, he released the first chapter in the set. Originally thought up by McDavid’s agent, Jeff Jackson, he “had the idea that Gary and Connor could put together a really simple weekly exercise thing designed for kids. Every mom and dad are going through what we’re going through. Kids are playing video games, or they’r

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Date: 2020-04-06

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NHL History: Wayne Gretzky sets single season points record

NHL History: Wayne Gretzky sets single season points record

It was on this day in 1986 that Edmonton Oilers legend, Wayne Gretzky, set what is likely to be an untouchable record with his 215th point of the season. On this day in 1986, #Oilers Wayne Gretzky wins the Art Ross Trophy for the 6th straight year and sets the NHL record for points in a season with 215. pic.twitter.com/La52i69GKw — Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) April 6, 2020 In the Oilers’ final game of the 1985-86 regular season, Wayne Gretzky added to his own single-season points record b

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Date: 2020-04-06

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Edmonton Oilers: Rangers Fans Want Nugent-Hopkins, Oilers Fans Want Dylan Strome, Everyone Wants Hockey Back!

Hao jiu bu jian Oilers fans! In Chinese, that means, “It’s been a long time Oilers fans!” and it has, hasn’t it? I mean, I can tell you exactly why I haven’t been posting and that’s because I can’t bring myself to give you updates on XBOX simulations as if they mean anything or relive my favorite Oilers memories like that isn’t an annual topic on every Oilers blog. I like what the guys over at the Cult of Hockey have been producing but they’ve also got a lot of their own resea

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Date: 2020-04-06

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Two Years

Two Years

Today was supposed to be the day friends and family gathered to mark the two-year anniversary of the bus crash that killed 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos and injured 13 others. Today was supposed to be their time to lean on each other and share their grief. It won’t happen. It can’t happen, at least not in person. This COVID-19 crisis has made it impractical, impossible. Instead of coming together, we’re social distancing. Rather than gathering, we’re physically further apart right

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Date: 2020-04-06

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Hot Links: Monday, April 6

Hot Links: Monday, April 6

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Oscar Klefbom checks in, Connor McDavid’s keeping fit, five years in Bakersfield, MacTavish’s moment, and MORE! Hi, everybody! Another week in the books in this new reality of ours. Hope everyone’s staying safe, healthy, and home as much as possible. Lowetide took a look back at the Oilers performance in the third rounds of Entry Drafts. Since 2010, just 3 of their 13 selections have seen NHL action. Their most recent selections, Filip Berglund (2016), St

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Date: 2020-04-06

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It might not be for a very long time, but the 2019-20 season deserves a conclusion

It might not be for a very long time, but the 2019-20 season deserves a conclusion

It’s a travesty that the story of the 1994 Montreal Expos finished with a forgettable 4-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Through the early 1990s, the Expos slowly built their team, steadily improving with each passing year. By the time 1994 rolled around, right after watching their younger cousins down the road, the Toronto Blue Jays, become the first Canadian team to bring the World Series north of the border, the Expos had assembled the best baseball team Montreal had ever seen. There was

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Date: 2020-04-06

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McDavid launches workout series to help kids stay fit

McDavid launches workout series to help kids stay fit

Edmonton Oilers superstar Connor McDavid is challenging kids to stay fit while stuck inside. McDavid and his trainer, former NHL forward Gary Roberts, are starting a workout video series on their social media channels this week. View this post on Instagram Created some quick workouts for you guys with @garyrobertshpt and we’re dropping the first one on Monday next week. Follow along and tag us in your videos if you give them a try 👊🏼 #stayhome #stayfit A

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Date: 2020-04-06

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The Third Round

The Edmonton Oilers amateur scouting department sent five second-round picks since 2010 (Tyler Pitlick, Martin Marincin, Curtis Hamilton, David Musil, Tyler Benson) to the NHL over the last decade. The third round has not been as successful. Photo by Rob Ferguson. THE ATHLETIC! The Athletic Edmonton features a fabulous cluster of stories (some linked below, some on the site). Great perspective from a ridiculous group of writers and analysts. Proud to be part of The Athletic, check it o

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Date: 2020-04-06

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Monday Mailbag – Is there concern of NHL teams folding?

Monday Mailbag – Is there concern of NHL teams folding?

Welcome, Nation, to yet another edition of the online college replacement known as the Monday Mailbag! Obviously, we’re working through a worrisome time to be alive right now but we still wanted to put together your questions and try to come up with whatever answers we can As always, this feature depends on you so please send me your questions by email or Twitter for next week and I’ll try to sneak you in. Until then, I hope you all have a wonderful week and please enjoy the free learnin

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Date: 2020-04-06

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