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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Re-cap of the win in Vancouver, competition for the wild card spot and potential trade options
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Re-cap of the win in Vancouver, competition for the wild card spot and potential trade options
I joined host Alicia Asquith on the CBC Edmonton News for my weekly segment to discuss all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 19:25 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2019, January 17) Topics we covered: Wednesday night’s shoot-out win against the Vancouver Canucks. The western conference ...
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Playoff aspirations
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Playoff aspirations
Heading into their game against Arizona, the Edmonton Oilers rank fifth in the Pacific and sit just two points out of a wild card playoff spot. They’ve accumulated 45 points in 44 games (going 21-20-3) – a points percentage of 51.1%. Worth noting that the league average points percentage is...
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Re-cap of the Pacific road trip, scoring problems, Chiarelli’s mismanagement and playoff chances
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Re-cap of the Pacific road trip, scoring problems, Chiarelli’s mismanagement and playoff chances
I joined host Alicia Asquith on the CBC Edmonton News for my weekly segment to discuss all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 17:20 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2019, January 10) Topics we covered: Re-cap of their 7-2 loss against the Sharks. The Oilers scoring problems and what their opti...
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Paying attention
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Paying attention
Since Oscar Klefbom’s injury, the Oilers have gone 3-7-1, collecting seven points in eleven games – a 0.318 points percentage, third worst in the league. Below are the team’s underlying numbers, each of which have ranked in the bottom five league-wide. So not only have the resul...
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Focusing on scoring chances
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Focusing on scoring chances
One of the interesting underlying trends this season, aside from their rapidly declining shot-share numbers, is the Oilers rate of scoring chances for and against at even-strength. They currently rank 23rd in the league when it comes to their share of the total scoring chances (SCF%) with 47.76%,...
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Re-cap of last night’s win, impact of Klefbom’s injury and the Oilers results under Hitchcock
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Re-cap of last night’s win, impact of Klefbom’s injury and the Oilers results under Hitchcock
I joined host Tanara McLean on the CBC Edmonton News for my weekly segment to discuss all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 14:00 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2019, January 3) Topics we covered: Last night’s win in Arizona to start the road trip and the keys to success. The impact o...
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Discussing the current, dire state of the Oilers on CBC Radio Active
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Discussing the current, dire state of the Oilers on CBC Radio Active
I joined host Adrienne Pan on CBC Radio Active this evening in Edmonton to provide a check-in on the Oilers. Full radio segment is here: CBC Radio Active (2019, January 2) We talked about the current slump, the recent transactions and the dire situation the franchise is in right now. A big thank ...
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Tracking the Pacific Division – As of December 31, 2018
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Tracking the Pacific Division – As of December 31, 2018
It’s been a disastrous stretch to close the year. Six straight losses now, one win in their last eight. After 39 games, the Oilers have collected 39 points, going 18-18-3. They had nine wins in their first 20 games under McLellan. They currently have nine wins in their 19 games under Hitchc...
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Settling Nurse Down
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Settling Nurse Down
Following the first period of Thursday night’s game against the Vancouver Canucks, Oilers play-by-play commentator Jack Michaels and his co-host Bob Stauffer discussed the team’s struggles, focusing on the poor play of Darnell Nurse. The 23-year old defenceman had been on the ice for three of the...
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Mediocrity
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Mediocrity
After 37 games, the Oilers are 10th in the western conference with a record of 18-16-3. They’ve collected 39 points – a points percentage of 0.527 – and are two points out of a wild card spot. At even-strength (5v5), the Oilers have a -4 goal differential (64 goals-for, 68 goals-again...
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