Edmonton Oilers

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With every passing day that the Oilers don’t announce an extension for Patrick Maroon, it would appear his days are numbered in Edmonton. That may be stating the obvious, with the Feb. 26 trade deadline looming less than two weeks away, but Edmonton general manager Peter Chiarelli is reportedly negotiating a new contract with the
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With the NHL Trade Deadline quickly approaching, there seems to be plenty of rumors surrounding Edmonton Oilers forward Patrick Maroon. It’s no secret the 29-year-old is a pending unrestricted free agent (UFA) this summer and is the most valuable of Edmonton’s pending free agents. Last week I ran a poll asking fans if they thought
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The Edmonton Oilers aren’t mathematically out of the playoffs but it’s a virtual guarantee they won’t see the postseason in 2018. As such, trade deadline deals seem like a sure thing and beyond the rumored Patrick Maroon deal sitting near the top of most trade bait boards, veteran-depth forward Mark Letestu is a name that
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A recent article by SportsNet columnist Mark Spector pointed out something very interesting about young defenceman Darnell Nurse that is worth noting. When asked what type of defenceman Nurse believes he could become in his wildest dreams, he answered the question with undoubtedly one of the best answers anyone could ever give to a question
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Coming off what was easily their most disappointing effort of the season, the Edmonton Oilers reached a new low point for 2017-18. After being thoroughly dominated by the lowly Buffalo Sabres on home-ice and being shutout for the third time in their last five appearances at Rogers Place, much of their fanbase is ready to wave
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With just one win in their last eight games, Saturday evening cannot come soon enough for the Edmonton Oilers. Yes, it has not been a pleasant start to the New Year for Todd McLellan’s crew but with tonight’s tilt against the Arizona Coyotes and their first official visit to Las Vegas next on the docket,
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With the 2018 World Junior Championships (WJC) now over, it’s time to reflect. The Edmonton Oilers had four players participate, highlighted by Kailer Yamamoto earning a bronze medal. Ironically, Yamamoto’s medal came at the expense of fellow Oilers prospect Ostap Safin and the Czech Republic. Dmitri Samorukov (Russia) and Aapeli Rasanen (Finland) played on squads that
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From the moment he made his NHL debut against the Winnipeg Jets on October 14, 1981, to the Edmonton Oilers elimination in the first round of the 1989 playoffs at the hands of Wayne Gretzky and the Los Angeles Kings, no goaltender had accomplished more during said period of time than Grant Fuhr. In fact,
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Heading into the NHL’s mandated Christmas Break the Edmonton Oilers appeared to have finally started to right the ship. Despite going into the annual hiatus on a four-game win streak and with seven consecutive solid outings on their dance card, the next ten games on their schedule were always going to be imperative in determining
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Goaltending: hockey’s most precarious and polarizing position. The masked men often take the blame when the team loses, and receive little credit when they win. They face 100 mph slap shots, and 200 pound players barreling into them. They’re quirky, and unique, but no team can get by without a good one. The Edmonton Oilers
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The Edmonton Oilers exploded for seven goals in a victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday evening. There were plenty of highlights to take away from the game (among them being a four-point performance by Connor McDavid), but a takeaway that has gone relatively unnoticed is just how comfortable forward Jesse Puljujarvi seems to
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During the 2016 off-season, Peter Chiarelli decided to trade away one of the most dynamic forwards in the NHL. In return, he received a relatively unknown Swedish defenseman; unknown, meaning a player who rarely showed up on the score sheet. Outraged at first, fans in Edmonton quickly warmed up to the heavy hitting, shut-down, defenseman.
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There is no question the Edmonton Oilers are in the midst of playing their best hockey of the season. Unfortunately for them, said run has resulted in them posting a 4-3 record over the last two weeks and not surprisingly, they have made up almost no ground in the Western Conference standings. While they may