Hot Links: Wednesday, October 16

Hot Links: Wednesday, October 16

Mike Smith, trying to play a puck he shouldn’t. Probably. | Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images #Oilers return home to play host to Philadelphia to kick off two-game homestand. Has their early season success raised expectations for the year?! And MORE! Morning, folks! It’s a day for games as our Oilers are back in town to play host to the Philadelphia Flyers tonight at 7:30 MST. Edmonton is looking to bounce back after a lacklustre effort in Chicago that saw them drop their first p

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2019-10-16

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Oilers Outsider: Road Trip Raises Expectations

Oilers Outsider: Road Trip Raises Expectations

Let’s not allow that first loss to take the shine off a stellar road trip that started with three straight wins — all in come-from-behind fashion for a record-setting 5-0 start. Sure, coming home 6-and-0 would have been that much better than 5-and-1, but most Edmonton fans would have been content with the Oilers getting off to a .500 start over their first 10 games and they are already assured of that with four games to go. Favourable Schedule Those four games are all winnable on p

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2019-10-16

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GDB Game Notes: Flyers @ Oilers

GDB Game Notes: Flyers @ Oilers

The Oilers return home after a successful 3-1 road trip that ended with their first loss of the season in Chicago. The Oilers had some great chances in the first period Monday night to take the lead as Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid both found themselves in all alone on Corey Crawford, but they were unable to score. The Blackhawks scored in the second period and again early in the third and despite becoming the first team in NHL history to win overcome a deficit in each of their first five g

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-10-16

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Ethan Bear’s early success with the Oilers and what it might mean at the trade deadline

Continued success for Bear might allow general manager Ken Holland to move a veteran at the deadline.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2019-10-16

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Oil Spills podcast: It's early, but Edmonton Oilers' signs look positive

Oil Spills podcast: It's early, but Edmonton Oilers' signs look positive

The Edmonton Oilers' strong start to the 2019-20 NHL season is certainly a pleasant surprise to the team's fans. Read More

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-10-16

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Edmonton Oilers return home determined to prove they are for real

Edmonton Oilers return home determined to prove they are for real

After a lacklustre 3-1 loss in Chicago, the Edmonton Oilers are now heading into the most pivotal part of their season — the part where they prove that what they’ve accomplished so far was no fluke. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-10-16

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2019/20 Edmonton Oilers GM6 Game Grades: The Oilers Get Blown Out of the Windy City

There wasn’t very much to like about that hockey game from an Oilers fan’s point-of-view. It appeared that the boys were exhausted and the puck simply wasn’t bouncing their way. From bad reads to poor coverage to unlucky tips leading to goals, all-in-all, it was a bad night for the team. Individually, Mike Smith stood out. He was actually keeping Edmonton in the game and was probably their best player, making that two games in a row where the Oilers’ goalie was their MVP. It was great t

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2019-10-16

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Early days

Great start for the Edmonton Oilers, opening the season on a five-game winning streak, sitting third in the league with a 0.833% points percentage with ten points and a +6 overall goal-differential (22 goals-for, 16 goals-against) By far the biggest driver for their success has been the special teams, as the Oilers powerplay has been dynamite scoring eight goals and producing at a rate of 15.32 goals per hour, second only to the Sabres. And the penalty kill has been very effective, allowing on

Source: The Super Fan
Date: 2019-10-16

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GAME RECAP: Condors 6, Stockton 2

STOCKTON, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (2-1-1; 5pts) raced out to a 4-0 lead and never looked back in a 6-2 win over the Stockton Heat (3-1-0; 6pts) on Tuesday night. RW Kailer Yamamoto scored for the fourth consecutive game and RW Sam Gagner scored twice. FIRST PERIOD CONDORS GOAL: LW Joe Gambardella (2nd) on a breakaway; Assists: Yamamoto, Malone; Time of goal: 6:01; BAK leads, 1-0 CONDORS GOAL: RW Sam Gagner (1st) blast from the right-wing circle; Assists: McLeod, C

Source: The Bakersfield Condors
Date: 2019-10-16

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By the Numbers: What We (Kinda) Know So Far

By the Numbers: What We (Kinda) Know So Far

So, the Edmonton Oilers are off to a fantastic start. 5-1-0 after six games, something that they haven’t done since the glory days of the 80s. Though their winning streak to start the season was snapped last night against the then-winless Chicago Blackhawks, the team played well enough that they could’ve pulled out their sixth straight win and swept the road trip. But, they ran into a hot goaltender in Corey Crawford, and a team hungry for their first win of the season. So, as the team hea

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-10-16

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