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Edmonton Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins looking to tidy up D-zone mess and win a game

Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins addressed the reassignment of defenceman Darnell Nurse to his OHL club, the team’s defensive-zone mistakes, the goaltending of Ben Scrivens and the team’s “singular” focus on tonight’s game against the Vancouver Canucks during his media availability Friday morning. 124 more words

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Struggling Oilers start make-or-break homestand

The Edmonton Oilers start a seven-game home stand tonight, and the team already seems to be in a win-or-else mode.

Counting their shootout loss, the Oilers have not given up fewer than five goals in any of their four games, all losses. 543 more words

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Magic Bus

Try as you might, you will not convince me Kevin Lowe is not still driving the Oilers’ bus.

Lowe hired Steve Tambellini and then let him fiddle while the Oilers burned. 767 more words

Ray Ferraro unloads on Dallas Eakins: "Would [Edmonton Oilers] be better served with a more experienced coach? They can't be less served."

I can’t imagine wants to sit there & watch the early part of your career waste away that can’t show improvement” cautions TSN analyst… 1,542 more words

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Is it too soon to panic about Edmonton Oilers' goaltending? Recent history suggests no, it isn't

“Goaltending is 75 percent of your hockey team, unless you don’t have it. Then it’s 100 percent.”
– Harry Neale

For the second time this year…

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Edmonton Oilers hit by injuries and at least one terrible coaching decision as they prepare for Los Angeles

The worst-case scenario for the Edmonton Oilers this season is an injury to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. The team’s patchwork centre depth chart is a pretty big risk every night as-is, and any long-term injury to Nugent-Hopkins would leave the Oilers utterly incapable of competing with the rest of the Western Conference at the position. 936 more words

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Edmonton Oilers recall Bogdan Yakimov, demote Oscar Klefbom as star forwards miss practice

Three key members of the Edmonton Oilers didn’t participate in practice on Monday, and the situation is serious enough that the team has opted to bring a forward up from the minors on a precautionary bases. 637 more words

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