Edmonton Oilers

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It’s no secret Cam Talbot hasn’t been good out of the gate for the Edmonton Oilers.  Despite being pulled from two of his first four appearances, the hope was Todd McLellan wouldn’t hit the panic button and sit his starter against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. Unfortunately, he did just that and likely cost
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After an incredible 2016-17 season when the Edmonton Oilers came within a fingernail of the Western Conference Final, this is not the start everyone expected in 2017-18. The Oilers are a playoff-calibre team, no doubt about it. A poor start to the season is common for a lot of great teams and does not reflect
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The key to the Edmonton Oilers 2016-17 campaign was the month of October. They used a pillow soft schedule to go 7-2 and used it to help propel them to a great season. Fast forward to the present day and while their schedule isn’t quite as cushy as a year ago, there was every reason
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It is not often that we get a chance to see two teams go head-to-head in a so-called response game this early in an NHL season. In most cases, that kind of scenario has traditionally revolved around sending a message to the opponent at the other end of the rink. However, in this case, that applies
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It was bound to happen. After starting the 2017-18 campaign with a shutout win over their provincial rivals and media across the league singing their praises, the Edmonton Oilers showed they still have a ways to go in order to reach the lofty expectations of their recent press clippings. Make no mistake, this team is
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A lot of things have been said about Edmonton Oilers prospect Jesse Puljujarvi. The hot topic on Edmonton’s prized forward centers around his development, or lack thereof. At the 2016 NHL Draft, the first two names predictably flew off the board. Auston Matthews went first overall to the Toronto Maple Leafs, followed by Patrik Laine going
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In the first two rounds of Grading Chiarelli: Oilers Summer Moves the Edmonton Oilers organization let people leave the franchise and, in many cases, did not replace them with players who would improve the team in areas of weakness. In some cases, the exits were warranted. In others, questionable. On the flip side, the team also
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Coming off a season that both re-energized and restored faith among their fan base, the Edmonton Oilers could not have asked for a better start to their 2017 pre-season schedule. As inconsequential as a 5-0 exhibition record is, keeping the core of this group intact from a year ago has greatly helped with the inevitable
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In Part II of our of Grading Chiarelli series, we’re taking a look at some of the smaller signings for the organization and the biggest signing in franchise history. For those who felt I was harsh in my grades in Part I, — and I was a little based on the uncertainty of where those
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Over the next couple of months, The Hockey Writers will be releasing a series of bold predictions. Team by team, this series will take shape as we look at some of the more questionable possibilities that could come into fruition during the 2017-18 season. The Edmonton Oilers are finally finding their stride after having their
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The Edmonton Oilers rookie camp was a pleasant surprise. It boasted an influx of intriguing talent and optimism for the future. What’s even more encouraging is the Oilers’ prospect pool. A once dry pipeline is now running strong with plenty of high-quality youth.  Kailer Yamamoto, Ethan Bear and Caleb Jones were the headliners of rookie
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With one game left against the MacEwan-NAIT All-Star team, the Edmonton Oilers rookie camp is nearing the end. The Oilers squad went 3-0 against the Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks, and Winnipeg Jets. With the Young Stars Classic tournament over, there are several key takeaways from this camp. This is the fourth straight year the Oilers
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There have been reports that the Edmonton Oilers are one of the finalists bidding for free agent defenseman Cody Franson. One of the reports comes from Rick Dhaliwal from Vancouver’s News 1130 radio station. Dhaliwal states Franson, an unrestricted free agent, is looking at offers from the Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks. According to Dhaliwal, the
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The Edmonton Oilers officially announced their roster for the 2017 Young Stars Classic this weekend. The tournament takes place in Penticton, British Columbia from September 8-11. If you’re unfamiliar with the Young Stars Classic, it’s a four-team tournament annually hosted by the Vancouver Canucks organization. This is the seventh year the competition takes place. Teams
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Unless you were fortunate enough to be around to witness Paul Coffey play during his prime, it is unlikely you can comprehend how important he was to the success of the Edmonton Oilers. Anyone can look at his stat line and be impressed by the eye-popping totals. However, those numbers do not tell us just how integral
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There were many pleasant surprises that stole the spotlight in Edmonton during the 2016-17 season. Dynamic duo Oscar Klefbom and Adam Larsson, Cam Talbot’s superhuman ability to stop pucks and Connor McDavid’s electrifying play took over all of center stage; but perhaps the most quiet and underrated of the bunch has to be the emergence