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WWYDW: Drastic Measures?
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What a mess. After an 8-3 spanking at the hands of the St. Louis Blues last night, the Oilers own a 7-12-2 record. They’re closer to being dead last in the league than they are to the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. They have only four wins in regulation and we’re throug...
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GDB 21.0 Wrap Up: The sadness is real, Oilers lose 8-3
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The best part of this game was when it ended. Final Score: 8-3 Blues When the Oilers played the Blues last week, they got absolutely pumped after a lacklustre and mistake-riddled effort. As far as being bad, they checked off almost every box in terms of what not to do and I honestly expected them...
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Report: Oilers hunting for defence
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Over on TSN, Darren Dreger appeared on Leafs Lunch to talk about an array of topics but eventually landed on the Oilers and their pursuit of a defenceman. Let’s break it down. I don’t know what the hell is going on anymore. We’re 20 games into the season and there are already ru...
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GDB 21.0: Searching for Consistency (6pm MST, SNW)
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Cam Talbot will make his 19th start this evening, tying him for most in the NHL with Toronto’s Frederik Andersen. Unlike last season, Talbot has struggled to find consistency in his game. In 204 games he has averaged a .920sv%, but this season he’s only finished five games with a .920...
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Oilers place Ziyat Paigin on Unconditional Waivers
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According to the team’s official Twitter account, the Oilers have placed Ziyat Paigin on unconditional waivers. This means the team is ultimately seeking to give the prospect an unconditional release from his contract. Paigin was drafted by the Oilers with a seventh-round pick in the 2015 d...
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Game Day Quick Hits: Oilers @ Blues
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On paper, this is not a good matchup for the Oilers, and on the ice at Rogers Place last Thursday it did not go well for the boys in Orange and Blue. They will need a much smarter effort tonight in order to pick up a much-needed victory. 1. The Oilers had way too many...
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Splitting the Numbers: Home’s been anything but sweet for Oilers
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Mired in Vegas-sized expectations after being most sports books’ consensus favourite to take home the Stanley Cup in 2017-18, the Oilers haven’t just stumbled out of the gate, they’ve essentially fallen flat on their faces 20 games into the campaign. Edmonton is, obviously, sitt...
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Can The Oilers Mirror the Flames?
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Oilersnation is angry my friends, like an old man trying to send back soup at a deli. A 7-11-2 start is not what anyone expected. Even the most pessimistic fan didn’t expect the Oilers to be in 28th place at the 20-game mark. But here we are. I’m sure a comparison to their provincial ...
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Acquiring Defence: Edmonton vs. Toronto
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and Toronto were in similar positions after the 2014-15 season. Both franchises were coming off poor seasons, finishing in the bottom five of the standings, and needed major changes on defence. How did they rebuild their bluelines over the next three summers? Here’s what both teams dressed ...
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Monday Mailbag – Highs and Lows from the first 20 games
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You watched another afternoon game, you got a bit day drunk, took Sunday to recover, and now you’re looking for ways to kill company time until you’re allowed to leave. Luckily, the mailbag is here to save you from working too hard and we’re pretty good about not telling your boss about all...
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Around The Pacific: The Oilers are sliding into oblivion
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This is a weekly feature in which I’ll look at the performances and narratives of the teams in the Pacific Division.  The pack of the Pacific Division, meaning the six teams in playoff contention, are separated by just six points. I want to consider the Edmonton Oilers one of those teams, but the...
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Weekend Update: November 19 2017
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Tyler Benson of the Vancouver Giants is healthy and making a big impact early in the WHL season. He’s the big mover among Oilers prospects in an eventful week across the prospect universe. BAKERSFIELD CONDORS (AHL) G Nick Ellis 9gp, 3.02 .905 (two games, stopped 45 of 52) G Ed Pasquale 6gp,...
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If it’s not one thing…
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So, we’re 20 games into the season and the Edmonton Oilers are in a far worse position in the standings than even the most jaded and cynical critics had them in when everybody was making their bold pre-season predictions. Remember all the talk about the Oilers being Stanley Cup contenders after s...
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After One Quarter: Has Chiarelli Blown This Season?
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The Oilers have played a quarter of their games this season and the results have been disastrous. The team finds themselves in 29th place and ahead of only the Arizona Coyotes in the Western Conference. This team needs a fundamental change of results in order to challenge for a playoff spot. Whil...
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Talking about Letestu
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Despite going into a slump a few weeks ago, the Oilers powerplay has actually climbed itself back up to a respectable number. They currently sit 11th in the league at 20.8%. But that’s not good enough for me. When you have the likes of Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, and Oscar Klefbom, you should...
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