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The Dallas Eakins Hiring Doomed The Edmonton Oilers

Things were supposed to be different this year for the Edmonton Oilers. Sure, nobody except the most oil-tinted-glasses-wearing fans of the team thought that Edmonton actually had a good shot […]

by · December 15, 2014 · 1 comment · Edmonton Oilers
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Oilers Hold Pointless Presser

I didn’t bother setting an alarm. My life no longer revolves around the Edmonton Oilers’ schedule. When I finally took the time to watch the team’s Friday morning press conference […]

by · December 5, 2014 · 2 comments · Edmonton Oilers
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Which Core Edmonton Oilers Forward Would You Move?

The Edmonton Oilers are bad….again. This was supposed to be the year for marked improvement. Not necessarily the year to make the playoffs, but at least be in the hunt […]

by · November 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
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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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Who to Drop from Your Fantasy Team

It’s two weeks into the NHL season, which means it’s a time of uneasiness for fantasy hockey GMs. Certain draft picks you thought were diamonds in the rough aren’t producing, […]

by · October 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Fantasy
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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
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A Trade Is Bound to Happen in Smashville

The Nashville Predators made a surprising amount of moves over the summer to increase offensive production for head coach Peter Laviolette. The issue is, however, general manager David Poile may […]

by · October 28, 2014 · 2 comments · Nashville Predators
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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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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