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Discussing the Jets and previewing game seven between Winnipeg and Nashville on the CBC Edmonton News (TV)
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I joined Alicia Asquith on the CBC Edmonton News to discuss the playoffs and preview game seven between Winnipeg and Nashville. Clip is here and starts at the 17:30 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, May 10) Topics we covered: The Jets draft/development history, an area of the game that the Oilers st...
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Losing the long-term perspective
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Losing the long-term perspective
Peter Chiarelli is in a position of weakness this off-season. Having missed the playoffs, there’s going to be a lot of pressure for the Oilers to make the necessary adjustments to ensure that what happened last season doesn’t happen again in 2018/2019. Pressure will be felt from the fans and spon...
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Oilers drafting 10th, signing Koskinen, asset management and NHL playoffs
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Oilers drafting 10th, signing Koskinen, asset management and NHL playoffs
I joined Adrienne Pan for my weekly segment on the CBC Edmonton News to discuss the Oilers and the playoffs. Clip is here and starts at the 19:00 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, May 3) Topics we covered: The importance of drafting 10th overall and why the Oilers should not be trading the pick away...
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Oilers coaching changes, addressing goaltending, draft lottery and playoff previews
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Oilers coaching changes, addressing goaltending, draft lottery and playoff previews
I joined host Adrienne Pan on the CBC Edmonton News today to talk all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 18:00 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, April 27) Topics we covered: The Oilers potentially signing KHL goaltender Mikko Koskinen to a two year deal. Changes behind the bench, and the ...
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Off-ice decisions, goaltending and playoff match-ups
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I joined Min Dhariwal on the CBC Edmonton News today to talk all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 22:30 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, April 12th) Topics we covered: Peter Chiarelli’s press conference and his comment on the forwards being adequate. Potential coaching changes, a...
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Squad goals
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Squad goals
After such a dreadful season there’ll be plenty to dissect, with the end goal being to determine what happened and what the potential course of action should be this offseason. The most important thing to do is look at the goals for and against, the end results, and how the team did in diff...
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Factors behind the current slide, importance of a healthy Sekera, off-season moves and preview of final two games
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Factors behind the current slide, importance of a healthy Sekera, off-season moves and preview of final two games
I joined Alicia Asquith on the CBC Edmonton News today to talk all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 17:20 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, April 5) Topics we covered: The Oilers current slide and the factors behind it. Had a hunch the little run they had earlier in March was unsustaina...
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Thoughts on the Oilers, their research methods and approaching the off-season
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Thoughts on the Oilers, their research methods and approaching the off-season
Getting closer to the end of the season and it’s becoming painfully obvious to observers (who may not have been paying attention the whole time) that a big reason why the team is where they are is because of the actions of Peter Chiarelli. A lot of the moves the general manager made or was …...
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The Oilers’ penalty kill was finally addressed
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The Oilers’ penalty kill was finally addressed
If there’s one thing that will stand out from this season for me, it will be the Edmonton Oiler’s inability to prevent goals against when shorthanded. Including how long it took to finally address it. It’s been well documented how poor the penalty kill has been this season, ranking as one of the ...
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Strome at Center
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Strome at Center
The Oilers have an interesting player in the fold with Ryan Strome. The 24 year old forward is having a decent season, scoring 13 goals and 33 points in his first year in Edmonton, and will be a restricted free agent this summer. At even-strength, his production of 1.49 points per hour (8 goals, ...
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