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Crisis In Edmonton

During the Christmas break, I will be spending time with family in my childhood home of Edmonton, Alberta: Formerly known as the City of Champions. This didn’t come as a […]

by · December 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers, News/Commentary
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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 · 2 comments · Edmonton Oilers
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Oilers Proving First Overall Picks don’t Guarantee Success

Not since the Quebec Nordiques of 1989-1991 did a team select first overall in the draft for three straight years. Those picks, though eventually traded away, resulted in a Stanley […]

by · December 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
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How To Fix the Oilers: My Application to Run the Team

The Oilers suck. They have no goalie, they have no defense. They do have a ton of prospects and a young team that will eventually find its way, but for […]

by · November 24, 2014 · 6 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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Which Team is Better, the Edmonton Oilers or the Calgary Flames?

Two teams from the same Canadian province. A storied rivalry, both with passionate fanbases, and past championship glory. Both cities are hockey-mad, hungry for a winner and faithful to the […]

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The Edmonton Oilers: Whose Fault is it?

The Oilers were trailing the Ottawa Senators 3-0 last night but stormed back to force overtime. They lost the game on a shot Ben Scrivens should have had. The loss […]

by · November 14, 2014 · 1 comment · Edmonton Oilers
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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Maturing Into Elite Player

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is starting to come into his own. In this, his fourth NHL season, he is growing into the role of an elite No. 1 centre. His 10 points […]

by · November 10, 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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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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The Key to the Wild West: Strength Up the Middle

The NHL’s Western Conference is one where any number of teams can say they have a chance to win it. Although to do so for any team will be a […]

by · October 24, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
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Oilers Make Improvements, But It’s Wins That Matter

Last night was, without question, the most complete defensive effort that we’ve seen out of the Oilers this season. Improved defensive play was seen in almost every player on the ice, […]

by · October 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers