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Edmonton Report: Are the Oilers Young Players Overrated?

A sentiment echoed in Edmonton: they aren’t as good as we thought they were. A more accurate statement: they’re not as good as we hoped they’d be. Three first overall […]

by · November 10, 2014 · 1 comment · Edmonton Oilers
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Nail Yakupov More Focused On Playing Defense

In this translated interview, originally appearing on the popular Russian website Sovsport.ru after the game between the Flyers and the Oilers on November 4th, Nail Yakupov declared to be more focused […]

by · November 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
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Can the Edmonton Oilers Survive without Taylor Hall?

In Edmonton’s most recent game against the Vancouver Canucks, star forward Taylor Hall was injured after crashing hard into the net early in the second period. Hall, who was briefly helped […]

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Edmonton Oilers: Who Steps Up in Taylor Hall’s Absence?

With the news that the Edmonton Oilers best player would be out for the foreseeable future there were audible groans from every fan in Oil Country. It was learned that […]

by · November 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
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The Oilers are Without Their Captain and Best Player

The Edmonton Oilers lost more than just a game on Saturday night. They fought hard, but ultimately fell thanks to a miscue by goalie Ben Scrivens. He shouldn’t shoulder all […]

by · November 3, 2014 · 2 comments · Edmonton Oilers
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What if Nail Yakupov wasn’t Russian?

Hockey is a game of narratives, where intriguing stories and forced drama fuel the media machine of the NHL. It could be controversial or predictable; it could be a feel […]

by · October 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
Nail Yakupov: A Complicated Story (Metcalfe Photography)

Why a Yakupov-for-Larsson Trade Makes Sense

DISCLAIMER: I have no source, not trying to add fuel to any fires or speculations. Just looking at two teams that have the assets that each other may be interested […]

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Oilers Do the Right Thing in Sending Darnell Nurse Back to Junior

The fact that the Edmonton Oilers sent defenseman Darnell Nurse back to the OHL is not a huge surprise. Many assumed that the writing was on the wall in training […]

by · October 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers, Prospects
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Is There Hope for the Edmonton Oilers?

Edmonton grabbed their first win of the season Monday night over a very good Tampa Bay Lightning team, leaving the Carolina Hurricanes as the only team in the NHL who […]

by · October 22, 2014 · 2 comments · Advanced Stats, Edmonton Oilers
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Rewriting Sabres History Part II: Vanek’s Offer Sheet

Most General Manager’s of the NHL seem to play be the unwritten rule of RFA’s are off limits.  Very rarely do you see a GM target another teams valuable restricted free […]

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Leon Draisaitl: Should He Stay or Should He Go?

If the Oilers had any sort of depth at center, there wouldn’t even be a question as to whether or not 18-year old Leon Draisaitl should be sent back to […]

by · October 21, 2014 · 1 comment · Edmonton Oilers
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Trade Talk: Plethora of Proposals for Petry

Jeff Petry is a goner — that is pretty much a given. The writing appears to be on the wall for him. So what can the Edmonton Oilers expect to […]