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Looking back at the 7-15th picks from the 2011 NHL Draft
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Looking back at the 7-15th picks from the 2011 NHL Draft
Yesterday, we looked at the mid-first round picks from the Taylor Hall Draft (2010) which we all knew reasonably well from living through the decade of darkness. In today’s recap, I break down the 7-15th overall picks from the 2011 NHL Draft, which is, obviously, another one that we all pai...
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Thirty years ago today, the Edmonton Oilers started a Stanley Cup tradition
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It is a tradition that has found its way throughout the years into our hearts and minds. From the EA Sports NHL franchise mode, to the Stanley Cup championships won when you weren’t even watching. Every year as the final buzzer sounds and the holiest of holy grails in sport, the Stanley Cup...
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The NHL goalie equipment saga continues
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The NHL goalie equipment saga continues
The NHL has been trying to decrease the size of goalie equipment for years now in order to increase scoring around the league. This has lead to a rollercoaster of announcements and delays that ultimately began all the way back in 2016. The conversation is back on the table now, as Elliotte Friedm...
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Straight Talk
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Straight Talk
The teams have changed over the years, but Glen Gulutzan has spent seven NHL seasons as a coach, including the last two as the head coach of the Calgary Flames, trying to beat Todd McLellan. Today, Gulutzan jumped from one side of the Battle of Alberta to the other when he was named, along with...
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Oilers Revamp their Coaching Staff and Chiarelli Trade Talk
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Oilers Revamp their Coaching Staff and Chiarelli Trade Talk
Peter Chiarelli and Todd McLellan announced three new assistant coaches today, and this trio could arguably be the most experienced assistant coaching staff the Oilers have had in three decades. Glen Gulutzan, Trent Yawney and Emmanuel (Manny) Viveiros have 44 years of coaching experience between...
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Oilers officially announce coaching staff additions
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Though we’ve known about the impending changes to the coaching staff for a while now, the Oilers made it official today by announcing that they’ve hired hired Glen Gulutzan, Trent Yawney, and Manny Viveiros as assistant coaches. Todd McLellan will have an entirely new staff to work wi...
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John Tavares in Five Easy Steps
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John Tavares in Five Easy Steps
In the real world, the Oilers aren’t in the mix for John Tavares. In the real world, the Oilers don’t need John Tavares. In the real world, the Oilers cap situation would never allow them to pay John Tavares.  The good news is that this isn’t the real world, this a blog, where I can...
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Looking back at the 7-15th picks from the 2010 NHL Draft
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Looking back at the 7-15th picks from the 2010 NHL Draft
Ah yes, the 2010 NHL Draft. It was a day that I’m sure many of you will remember as the Oilers called out Taylor Hall’s name from the Windsor Spitfires with the first overall pick. For months there was a Taylor vs. Tyler debate (Chiarelli says neither btw) that obviously ended with th...
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The Roundup
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The Roundup
Is Chiarelli wasting cap space; big front office changes for Leafs; after elimination there’s lots of contract decisions in Winnipeg; Ken Holland nailed Expansion; Flames looking for bargains at Draft; JVR, the playoffs, Las Vegas and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by The...
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Real Life Podcast Episode 74 – “Peanut butter is my boyfriend”
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On this week’s episode of the Real Life Podcast, the guys get into all things hockey as they look at the magnificent tapeworm that came out of CBJ’s Carson Meyer, Kyle Dubas landing the GM job in Toronto, Connor McDavid touring Europe, and Adam Larsson on the all-abs team. Needless to...
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Report: Manny Viveiros to join Edmonton Oilers coaching staff
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According to Global’s Ian Duffy, the Swift Current Broncos will be holding a news conference tomorrow morning at 9AM to announce that their head coach, Manny Viveiros, will be leaving the organization to join the Edmonton Oilers coaching staff. The Swift Current Broncos will hold a media co...
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(Video) Welcoming the Tampa Bay Lightning to the No Playoff Party
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Welcome, welcome, welcome to another edition of the Oilersnation No Playoffs Party! This time around, we were thrilled to have the Tampa Bay Lightning joining us in golf country after they lost to the Washington Capitals last night in Game 7. As we do every time a team gets eliminated from the pl...
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Power Play Changes for the Oilers
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Power Play Changes for the Oilers
This past season the Edmonton Oilers had the NHL’s worst powerplay, 14.8%, despite deploying the league’s leading scorer, Connor McDavid, on 67% of their powerplay minutes. What went wrong? The Oilers had many challenges this year, but today we will focus on the powerplay. It was fift...
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Looking back at the 7-15th picks from the 2009 NHL Draft
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Looking back at the 7-15th picks from the 2009 NHL Draft
With the NHL Entry Draft less than a month away, I’ll be spending the next week putting together a year-by-year breakdown of the players that were selected with the 7-15th overall picks to see if there’s a pattern on what we might expect with the Oilers picking at 10. So far, we’...
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Report: Oilers have deals in place with Trent Yawney and Glen Gulutzan
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According to our own Jason Gregor, the Edmonton Oilers have deals in place to add both Trent Yawney and Glen Gulutzan to Todd McLellan’s coaching staff. In addition, Gregor says that the Oilers will be bringing in a third assistant coach at a future date. For now, let’s talk about the...
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