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Getting ready for the Rundle Summit
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Just putting together my presentation for the Rundle Summit, which takes place in Banff, Alberta this coming weekend. Details for the event can be found on the Rundle Summit web site. Lots to check out at the event co-hosted by the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary, with things ...
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Trade deadline, Lucic’s struggles and upcoming games
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Joined Sandra Batson on the CBC Edmonton News for my weekly segment to discuss all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 23:20 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, February 15) Topics we discussed: How the Oilers should approach the trade deadline, and the importance of building for next season...
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Can’t let you go
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It was a significant milestone for the Edmonton Oilers when they signed Leon Draisaitl to a long term contract last summer. The club was convinced by his performance over the previous two seasons that he was going to fill an important role for the team and that he’d be a very productive NHL...
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): McDavid with and without Draisaitl, busy February schedule and upcoming game against Colorado
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Joined Alicia Asquith on the CBC Edmonton News for my weekly segment to discuss all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 21:20 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, February 1) Topics we discussed: The pros and cons of playing McDavid on the same line as Draisaitl. February being a busy month, ...
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Upcoming decisions for the Oilers, Paul Coffey and home/away penalty kill
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Joined Adrienne Pan on the CBC Edmonton News for my weekly segment to discuss all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 16:45 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, January 26) Topics we covered: Playoffs being a long shot, what the Oilers should be focused on The addition of Paul Coffey as a ski...
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Good streak/Bad streak, Nugent Hopkins’ injury, playoff hopes and the upcoming games
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Good streak/Bad streak, Nugent Hopkins’ injury, playoff hopes and the upcoming games
Joined Adrienne Pan on the CBC Edmonton News for my weekly segment to discuss all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 17:00 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, January 18) Topics we covered: The wins against Arizona and Vegas. The Oilers record before and after the Christmas break. The press...
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Danger zone
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Danger zone
It’s been an absolute disaster of a season. Heading into Friday night’s game, The Edmonton Oilers sat third last in the western conference with 39 points in 44 games, only ahead of Vancouver and Arizona. They have a -24 goal differential (all game states), a 47.65% goal-share at even-...
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Discussing the current losing streak, Chiarelli’s bets, potential options and upcoming games on the CBC Edmonton News (TV)
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Discussing the current losing streak, Chiarelli’s bets, potential options and upcoming games on the CBC Edmonton News (TV)
Joined Adrienne Pan on the CBC Edmonton News for my weekly segment to discuss all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 15:50 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, January 11) Topics we covered: The current losing streak and what’s happened since the Christmas Break. The Oilers cumulative ...
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Missing the warning signs
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Missing the warning signs
It’s amazing how the Oilers penalty kill is likely going to be what sinks their 2017/18 season. While the club’s goal-share is a hair below 50% at even-strength, it’s the rate of goals allowed when shorthanded that has driven down their overall goal-share to 46%, 23rd in the league. Another way t...
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Discussing the win against Anaheim and the Oilers penalty kill on the CBC Edmonton News (TV)
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Discussing the win against Anaheim and the Oilers penalty kill on the CBC Edmonton News (TV)
I joined Adrienne Pan on the CBC Edmonton News this evening for my weekly segment on the Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 17:25 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, January 5). Topics we covered: The shootout win against the Ducks, but really how little ground they’ve made in the standings....
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