Edmonton Oilers Rumors: Oilers in the Market for a Goalie

It has been brought to my attention that the Mike Smith experiment might be coming to an end in Edmonton. A source informed me that multiple people in the Oilers organization are unhappy with Smith’s performances of recent. In addition to that, the fact that Smith chose to blame the team as a whole instead of taking some personal accountability for his .769 SV% game against the Wild. BLH’s Thoughts When I listen to that interview, I see a proud guy who’s been stung. He does take a bit o

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2019-12-13

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Blame the Keepers?

Blame the Keepers?

The Oilers have now allowed six goals in back to back games and while fans are still willing to be patient with Mikko Koskinen they are completely done with Mike Smith. Koskinen will most certainly start against the Leafs on Saturday and this club will need a huge effort from the big Finn. I know it’s easy to pile on the goaltenders when they combine for 12 goals against and a save percentage of .793 in the last two games but the team in front of them has suffered some catastrophic breakdown

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-12-13

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The Nation Roundup

The Nation Roundup

When will the fans come back in Edmonton; Flames heating up, focusing on themselves; could Leafs sell at the deadline; Canucks finally have a real Top 6 and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Sumo Jerky. In the Roundup, we go around the Nation Network and give you some of the best articles of the last couple weeks. Every once in a while it’s good to know what other teams are doing, or maybe you find an interesting article you wouldn’t have found otherwise. LEAFS Crazy t

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-12-13

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Player grades: Oilers pump home five goals but still find a way to lose to Wild

Player grades: Oilers pump home five goals but still find a way to lose to Wild

For the third consecutive game the Edmonton Oilers battled back from a multi-goal deficit to tie the score, but for the third straight game they couldn't get the next one, resulting in their first three-game winless streak of the season. Thursday's meltdown in Minnesota was particularly tough to take, as the Oilers pounded home 5 goals, stayed out of the sin bin and held their opponents to just 26 shots, but couldn't get a save and fell to the Wild, 6-5 in regulation. Read More

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-12-13

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Staal, Kunin Help Wild Recover to Beat Oilers 6-5

Staal, Kunin Help Wild Recover to Beat Oilers 6-5

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Eric Staal scored the go-ahead goal with 4:47 remaining in the third period, Ryan Donato scored for the third straight game and the Minnesota Wild beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-4 on Thursday night. Jordan Greenway, Jason Zucker, Marcus Foligno and Luke Kunin added goals for Minnesota, which has points in 13 of its past 14 games. Rookie goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen stayed unbeaten in four career games with 28 saves for the Wild. Oscar Klefbom, Leon Draisaitl, Gaetan Haas, Con

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2019-12-13

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Eric Staal, Luke Kunin help Wild recover to hold off Oilers

Eric Staal, Luke Kunin help Wild recover to hold off Oilers

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Eric Staal scored the go-ahead goal with 4:47 remaining in the third period, Ryan Donato scored for the third straight game and the Minnesota Wild beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-5 on Thursday night. Jordan Greenway, Jason Zucker, Marcus Foligno and Luke Kunin added goals for Minnesota, which has points in 13 of its past 14 games. Rookie goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen stayed unbeaten in four career games with 28 saves for the Wild. Oscar Klefbom, Leon Draisaitl, Gaetan Ha

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2019-12-13

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Oilers’ moment of reckoning has arrived after third straight loss

Oilers’ moment of reckoning has arrived after third straight loss

The Edmonton Oilers’ moment of reckoning has arrived. The time when they can continue to believe they are that team that doesn’t let the bad karma hang around. That they find a way to turn losing streaks around before they get out of hand. As of this morning, the Oilers are the last team in the NHL to lose three games in a row this season. Everyone else has slumped but them, but here they sit, after some sloppy defence and even below average goaltending resulted in a 6-5 loss to the Minneso

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2019-12-13

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Wild strike late to sink another Oilers comeback attempt in high-flying affair

Wild strike late to sink another Oilers comeback attempt in high-flying affair

Eric Staal scored the go-ahead goal with 4:47 remaining in the third period, Ryan Donato scored for the third straight game and the Minnesota Wild beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-4 on Thursday night.

Source: CBC Sports
Date: 2019-12-13

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Wild hand slumping Edmonton Oilers a third straight loss

Wild hand slumping Edmonton Oilers a third straight loss

ST. PAUL — Never mind two, do good teams lose three games in a row? Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-12-13

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GAME RECAP: Oilers 4, Wild 6.

GAME RECAP: Oilers 4, Wild 6.

Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images Mike Smith has another tough game as the #Oilers continue to frustrate. The Edmonton Oilers (18-11-4) were in Minnesota to battle the ailing Wild (14-12-5) on Thursday night. The Oilers were looking to about face after an horrendous result against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday. The Wild were losers in OT last time out, somehow managing to rescue a point from a game in which they had a single shot on goal in the first period against the Ducks. Critica

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2019-12-13

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