Weekly Rumours – Timing is Everything

We knew coming into this season that trades would be hard to execute with the different quarantine rules around the continent. Teams would either hold off on making moves since players they acquire could potentially have to sit in quarantine for 14 days or they would have to get creative when bringing in a new player. We saw a good example of that this week when the Colorado Avalanche sent defenseman Ian Cole to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Greg Pateryn. Since both teams were in Californi

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2021-01-21

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'Boring' Game Results In Solid Effort For Oilers

'Boring' Game Results In Solid Effort For Oilers

The pregame crew for NBCSN in the United States spoke for most hockey fans on Wednesday night in the lead up to the Edmonton Oilers battle with the Toronto Maple Leafs. When asked if he would take over 6.5 goals in the contest, analyst Keith Jones proclaimed that he thought we’d see the over hit in the second period. That didn’t come close to happening. The Oilers, thanks to a Maple Leafs’ own goal, led just 1-0 through forty minutes of play. It wasn’t the offensive barrage fans were ho

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Date: 2021-01-21

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Oilers News & Rumors: Neal, Yamamoto, Tippett, More

In an Edmonton Oilers news and rumors update, there is news that James Neal might be close to a return, Kailer Yamamoto had an interesting stat line in the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday, and some are wondering how soon before the Oilers give Gaetan Haas a closer look? Finally, head coach […] The post Oilers News & Rumors: Neal, Yamamoto, Tippett, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.        

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Date: 2021-01-21

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Edmonton Oilers: NHL Playoff chances have increased after big road win

The Edmonton Oilers sure brought a lot of smiles to their fans after their first of their four-game road trip adventures. Heading into a big road game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, fans were hoping they could right the ship by bouncing back due to a poor early season start. When a team enters such […] Edmonton Oilers: NHL Playoff chances have increased after big road win - Oil On Whyte - Oil On Whyte - An Edmonton Oilers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Date: 2021-01-21

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A Step In The Right Direction

The adage “Rome wasn’t built in a day” works well when discussing the Edmonton Oilers. If they want to win consistently they need to be better defensively at 5×5. Last night was another positive step in building their foundation. It wasn’t pretty, In fact, the first 40 minutes were as uneventful a NHL hockey game that you could watch. But the Oilers won, and that is all that matters to them in the ultra-tight Canadian division. Not every game is going to exciting, but as long as you wi

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Date: 2021-01-21

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Maple Leafs’ Matthews wasn’t feeling well, left Thursday’s practice early

Maple Leafs’ Matthews wasn’t feeling well, left Thursday’s practice early

After logging 24:14 in a physical, 3-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers, Auston Matthews wasn’t feeling well and left the Toronto Maple Leafs‘ Thursday practice early, coach Sheldon Keefe told reporters. Keefe said further updates on Matthews’ status will be provided Friday, when the Leafs face the Oilers in the latter half of their back-to-back. Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe says Auston Matthews left the ice early today because he wasn't feeling well. Will have a further update tomorrow.

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Date: 2021-01-21

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In the eye of the beholder

Fans of the Edmonton Oilers were sour after watching their team get swept by the Montreal Canadiens by scores of 5-1 and 3-1 at home this week. Understandable. What I’m not getting today is the moaning and groaning by some in the wake of Wednesday’s 3-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Hogtown. Any win over the Maple Leafs is a good win, no? Apparently not. To hear some tell it, it was boring. It was ugly. Pardon? Was it a barnburner? No, far from it. Was it a matter of a master plan by

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2021-01-21

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Neither Rhyme nor Reason

Neither Rhyme nor Reason

I’ve read enough about baseball and hockey to know that many coaches and managers are drinking men. Watching last night’s game as a fan or observer, one can understand why a person would resort to the drink after those 60 minutes. You work your tail off all night and the overwhelming force in the game was blind damned luck. Not your impact generational centers (although they were heard from) and not a spectacular individual play. How do you game plan sheer luck? Incredible. The two

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Date: 2021-01-21

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Hot Links: Thursday, January 21

Hot Links: Thursday, January 21

Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images#Oilers gut out big win in ugly game to move to 2-3-0. PLUS: Real deal Kailer Yamamoto, Leafs game recaps, risers and fallers through 5 GP, and MORE! Morning, folks! Look, last night’s “marquee” matchup with the Toronto Maple Leafs might have sucked as an entertainment spectacle, it might have been so boring we all wanted to stop watching, but they won it, so we didn’t. Edmonton was content to let Toronto out-attempt them for most of the night but di

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Date: 2021-01-21

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1/21/2021) – BLH’s NHL Rumors: 31 Thoughts Edition – “I do think there are some very, very good teams in the weeds on…”

BLH provides you with the latest NHL news, rumors, and speculation featuring the likes of Ian Cole (MIN), Pierre-Luc Dubois (CBJ), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (EDM), and more! The Oilers have a bit of a mind-bender brewing on the right side of their defense and a couple of big contracts set to expire there with some high-end prospects almost ready to take over. What is Ken Holland set to do? TSN’s Frank Seravalli says that Ryan Nugent-Hopkins might not be in the Oilers’ plans going forward. Read al

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Date: 2021-01-21

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