Edmonton Oilers Talk: The Man Who Saved the Oilers

Right off the bat here, I have to apologize. We’re having a bit of a crisis in the BLH household as our family cat has taken a turn for the worse healthwise. The preliminary prognosis from the family vet is that his liver is not doing well so we have to take him to a proper animal hospital now to see how dire things are. We had to let his brother go last year for something similar and so a lot of tough feelings are resurfacing and I can’t stop my face from leaking everywhere. So, this morni

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2020-11-23

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Feeling Good

Feeling Good

Someone has to get this party started and it might as well be you and me. The Edmonton Oilers don’t have training camp dates or a regular season schedule, but there’s only so much circling an airplane can do before it has to land. So, without further adieu, overture, curtains, lights! For @TheAthleticCAN The Oilers used two draft wrinkles to jump start an extreme area of need, and clearly established they now have an understanding of the math of the draft. Can the organization catc

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2020-11-23

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Oilers’ Depth at Centre is Among NHL Best

There was a time that the Edmonton Oilers couldn’t find a top centre. Back in the early 2000s, it was fourth-round draft pick Shawn Horcoff who sat atop the depth chart. While the team made a Cinderella run at a Cup championship in 2006 with Horcoff playing a significant role, he might not have been […] The post Oilers’ Depth at Centre is Among NHL Best appeared first on The Hockey Writers.        

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-11-23

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Auston Matthews, Connor McDavid sharing ice to prepare for 2020-21 season

Auston Matthews, Connor McDavid sharing ice to prepare for 2020-21 season

Almost two years to the day since his final NHL appearance, Peter Budaj strapped on the pads and unleashed a brilliant performance. Stopping everything sent at him, Budaj looked up to see a goalie-deflating challenge headed his way: Connor McDavid carrying the puck, Auston Matthews on the opposite wing. Two of the NHL’s most lethal talents — a combined 81 goals and 177 points during the 2019-20 season. “People say you should anticipate this and that,” Budaj said. “You can’t anticip

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2020-11-23

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Monday Mailbag – What can Dave Tippett do differently?

Monday Mailbag – What can Dave Tippett do differently?

Welcome, Internet friends, to a brand new Monday Mailbag where I’ve taken all of your Oilers and NHL related questions, thrown them out to our writers, and compiled all of their answers to give you a few minutes of time killing distraction from whatever you’ve got going on today. This week, we look at the Oilers’ prospects in Europe, Dave Tippett’s second year behind the bench, Reverse Retro jerseys, and a whole lot more. If you’ve got one, email it to me at baggedmilk@oilersnation.co

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-11-23

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Catching up with Edmonton Oilers top defence prospects Bouchard, Broberg, Samorukov

Outside of their projected top 6 NHL defencemen, the Edmonton Oilers have no fewer than seven rearguards under contract. All seven of them rank among the organization’s top 15 prospects in the Cult of Hockey’s   provisional 2020 rankings, and all seven of them have been reassign

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2020-11-23

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Joey Moss Memorial Fund raises nearly $1M through 50/50 raffle

Joey Moss Memorial Fund raises nearly $1M through 50/50 raffle

EDMONTON — A memorial fund created for the late Joey Moss, a longtime locker-room attendant for the Edmonton Oilers and the EE Football Team, raised nearly one million dollars through a 50/50 raffle. The 50/50, held by the EE Football Team, raised $991,800 upon closing Sunday. The amount breaks a record set by the team during a July 2017 game against the Ottawa Redblacks where $871,839 was raised. The winning recipient of the 50/50 will take home half of the pot, to the tune of $

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2020-11-23

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Edmonton Oilers Talk: Comparing the Third Lines of the Teams in the All-Canadian Division

It wasn’t long ago that we looked at each team in the All-Canadian Divison and ranked their no.2 lines one through seven. Now, we’re going to rank each team’s third line, and to do this we’ll be using the line combos from dailyfaceoff.com. I wanted to include some fancies that would’ve given you a little bit of analytical perspective from Natural Stat Trick, but over half of the teams didn’t have any stats to go from according to Daily Faceoff’s line combos when using NST’s Line

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2020-11-22

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Lowetide: Oilers’ increased focus on drafting skill is key to future success

The Oilers are no longer missing the fact that offensive skill is essential in getting draftees to rise in the system.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2020-11-22

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Edmonton Oilers host NHL’s first outdoor game 17 years ago today

Edmonton Oilers host NHL’s first outdoor game 17 years ago today

It was 17 years ago today that the Edmonton Oilers hosted the NHL’s first regular-season outdoor game. Played out of Commonwealth Stadium in front of 57,167 fans braving temperatures that dipped as low as -30 C with the windchill, the visiting Montreal Canadiens came out with a 4-3 win. The game was held to commemorate the Oilers’ 25th anniversary of entering the league and the 20th anniversary and on top of that, it was the first-ever NHL broadcast by CBC aired in HD. That winter classic

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-11-22

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