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Cammalleri, Jokinen and Pouliot
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Cammalleri, Jokinen and Pouliot
On the surface, the trade of Jussi Jokinen for Mike Cammalleri makes sense for both the Edmonton Oilers and the Los Angeles Kings. Both players are capable NHL forwards in the late stages of their careers. They were both recently bought out of their contracts following the 2016/17 season, and the...
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Discussing the Oilers, Talbot’s play and the upcoming games on the CBC Edmonton News (TV)
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Discussing the Oilers, Talbot’s play and the upcoming games on the CBC Edmonton News (TV)
I joined Adrienne Pan on the CBC Edmonton News this evening to talk all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 16:00 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2017, November 16) Topics we covered: The acquisition of Mike Cammalleri, and where he can help the Oilers. The improved play of Cam Talbot. The rec...
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Digging into Klefbom’s numbers at even-strength – Part II
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Digging into Klefbom’s numbers at even-strength – Part II
I honestly did not plan on writing a quick follow-up to my last post, but feel like I have to considering the bogus narratives that are starting to form around Klefbom and his point production. The fact is Klefbom has struggled this season when it comes to on-ice goal-share. The team as a whole i...
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Digging into Klefbom’s numbers at even-strength
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Digging into Klefbom’s numbers at even-strength
It hasn’t been a great start to the season for Oscar Klefbom. The 24-year old defencemen has been on the ice for a lot of goals against, being caught out of position and making poor reads that have led to scoring chances.  While Klefbom’s on-ice shot shares have been fine for someone ...
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Discussing the Oilers, their dreadful penalty kill and the upcoming games on the CBC Edmonton News (TV)
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Discussing the Oilers, their dreadful penalty kill and the upcoming games on the CBC Edmonton News (TV)
I joined Adrienne Pan on the CBC Edmonton News on Thursday evening to talk all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 18:50 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2017, November 9) Topics we covered: The recent overtime win against the Islanders. The penalty kill, which I also covered recently over at T...
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Thoughts on the Oilers Penalty Kill and McLellan’s results in San Jose
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Thoughts on the Oilers Penalty Kill and McLellan’s results in San Jose
It’s wild to think that the Oilers playoff hopes are slipping this early in the season. But it’s a harsh reality considering the hole they’ve put themselves in and how difficult it is to make ground in the NHL because of three-point games. What makes matters worse is that the Oi...
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Discussing the loss against the Penguins on the CBC Edmonton News (TV)
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Discussing the loss against the Penguins on the CBC Edmonton News (TV)
I joined Adrienne Pan on the CBC Edmonton News to discuss the loss against the Penguins, the overall issues and the upcoming games. Clip is here and starts around the 19:20 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2017, November 2) Topics we covered: Special teams being the problem again, this time the penalty k...
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Checking in after the first month
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Checking in after the first month
Not exactly what most of us were expecting. After the first 10 games, the Oilers are 3-6-1, having posted a goal share of 47.06% at even-strength (a -2 goal differential) and sit near the bottom of the league. Before the season started, I set out some targets that I thought the Oilers should try ...
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Is it good for the Oilers for Oscar Klefbom to target 250 shots?
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Is it good for the Oilers for Oscar Klefbom to target 250 shots?
Last season, the Edmonton Oilers established themselves as one of the top offensive teams in the league. The club scored 247 goals, ranking third in the Western Conference. They posted a plus-35 goal differential and came within two points of winning the Pacific Division title. What they also did...
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The Oilers’ special teams are going to be fine
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One of the biggest issues for the Oilers this early in the season has been their special teams. And it was a big focus for the team at practice today. #Oilers "on the short end" of special teams battle thus far & placing heavy focus on improving PP & PK numbers moving forward. pic...
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