McDavid-Draisaitl magic paying off in the standings for Oilers

McDavid-Draisaitl magic paying off in the standings for Oilers

The wizardry of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl amazes even their Edmonton Oilers teammates.

Source: CBC Sports
Date: 2020-01-20

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Health, Instant Chemistry and Suddenly a Dangerous Second Line

Health, Instant Chemistry and Suddenly a Dangerous Second Line

On November 30th after a solid first two months the Oilers were 16-9-3, in first place in the Pacific Division and fifth overall in the NHL. But when the calendar turned to December, the Oilers started sliding like a car without winter tires. The results were ugly. In the first 30 days of December the Oilers fell from 5th in the NHL down to 18th. Suddenly they couldn’t score. They couldn’t defend and they couldn’t get a save. They were 4-8-1 in those 30 days. They were outscored 30-47 and

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-01-20

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Q&A: Oilers GM Holland on trade deadline approach, Battle of Alberta

Q&A: Oilers GM Holland on trade deadline approach, Battle of Alberta

EDMONTON — When he arrived in Edmonton, Ken Holland knew he was joining a team that would set a National Hockey League record for futility if it missed the playoffs for the 13th time in 14 seasons. But he didn’t talk much about the post-season. What Holland stressed then, as he does now, is stability. Build something the right way, develop your prospects with patience, believe in your coaching staff for longer than two seasons, and you won’t have to worry about the playoffs. They’ll be

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2020-01-20

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Hot Links: Monday, January 20

Hot Links: Monday, January 20

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images Oilers off until Battle of Alberta II on January 29th, but at least it’s warm! Morning, folks! It’s warmer so the links are earlier. Won’t be long before we’re entirely back on schedule probably. The Oilers are off for about a year, so what’s to talk about? Well, the Oilers head into their lengthy hiatus on a nice little heater, running at a 6-1-1 clip in their last 8 games. Their depth scorers are contributing more, with guys like Riley S

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2020-01-20

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NHL Injury Updates: Bruins, Blackhawks, Avs, Blue Jackets, Red Wings, Oilers, Islanders, Rangers, Penguins, Blues, and Jets

NHL Injury Updates: Bruins, Blackhawks, Avs, Blue Jackets, Red Wings, Oilers, Islanders, Rangers, Penguins, Blues, and Jets

NHL Injury Updates Matt Kalman: Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said that defenseman Connor Clifton will be out until at least February. Jimmy Greenfield: Chicago Blackhawks forward Dylan Strome isn’t likely to return to the lineup on Tuesday, their last game before their break. Mike Chambers: Colorado Avalanche forward Joonas Donskoi still hasn’t been cleared to return tonight. Columbus Blue Jackets: The Blue Jackets have activated forward Oliver Bjorkstrand off the IR and assigned forwa

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2020-01-20

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Game 39 2019-20 Condors at Reign

Game 39 2019-20 Condors at Reign

This is an important stretch for the Bakersfield Condors, and the first two games (on the weekend) were losses. Goalie Shane Starrett, who was quality a year ago, is rusty after coming back from injury. Stuart Skinner, who has been the top goalie in recent days (before Starrett’s return) may draw back in today. It’s a big opportunity. THE ATHLETIC! The Athletic Edmonton features a fabulous cluster of stories (some linked below, some on the site). Great perspective from a ridiculous

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2020-01-20

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Monday Mailbag – Expectations for the next BOA

Monday Mailbag – Expectations for the next BOA

Would you look at that? Another week is in the books and that means we’re seven days closer to the start of a new season, and for that I’m grateful. This week, we look at the Kassian/Tkachuk shenanigans, Caleb Jones’ contract, the All-Star break, and a whole lot more. If you have a question for next week, and I’m always looking for some, you can always email me or hit me up on Twitter. From there I will slot you in as quickly as possible. Until then, enjoy the free learning. 1) Mi

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-01-20

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31 Thoughts Podcast: Talking to Coyotes president and CEO Ahron Cohen

31 Thoughts Podcast: Talking to Coyotes president and CEO Ahron Cohen

Elliotte Friedman talks with Arizona’s president and CEO, Ahron Cohen, about the Coyotes — where they are, where they’re going and how they’re building a culture of winning on and off the ice.

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2020-01-20

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Red hot Edmonton Oilers savouring bye week

Red hot Edmonton Oilers savouring bye week

Now that is how you head into a bye week: Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2020-01-20

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Ryan Kesler lays down the law on Matt Tkachuk: "Everybody that knows the game of hockey thinks what Kassian did is right." 

Ryan Kesler lays down the law on Matt Tkachuk:

This in from the Kes and Juice podcast on the ninth day of Tkurtlegate, excellent Tkachuk/Kassian commentary from two former Edmonton Oilers antagonists,  ex-Vancouver Canucks and Anaheim Ducks players Ryan "Kes" Kesler and Kevin "Juice" Bieksa, as well as an interview with Zack Kassian himself. Read More

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2020-01-20

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