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PREVIEW - Game 33: Struggling Oilers stumble into San Jose

Previous outcomes from this season:

Game 1 – (12/7/14) Game 2 – (12/9/14) Away Home Loss 2-1 W 5-2

Thursday night’s matchup against the visiting Edmonton Oilers will be the third time in just over a week and a half that these two teams have played each other. 243 more words

San Jose Sharks

Thoughts on the Oilers: Managing coaches and coaching managers

Soon after MacTavish became GM, there appeared to a philosophical shift when it came to coaching and roster management. Not only was MacTavish revamping the entire roster, trading away Shawn Horcoff, Ales Hemsky and Devan Dubnyk in his first year, but he appeared to be committed to having a strong coaching staff that could support long-term player development. 722 more words

Edmonton Oilers

Dallas Eakins Press Conference - December 16, 2014

I have never be more right about anything that I have been about the Oilers this year. I knew this season was going to be bad and I wasn’t afraid to tell people, so it’s with no hyperbole when I say this has been the most enjoyable Oilers season, for me, since the Western Conference Championship team in 2005-06. 877 more words

Yeg

Eakins calls for patience from long-suffering Oilers fans

After being fired Monday, former Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins had some things to say about his old team, its leadership, where they are going, and how the fans should respond. 191 more words

NHL

Where now, Edmonton Oilers?

It’s obvious not many people (including fans) will be fooled enough by the latest changes made by the Edmonton Oilers to start plotting a Stanley Cup parade route. 2,253 more words

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Fired Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins confident team will turn things around

EDMONTON — Outgoing Edmonton Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins preached a refrain that has become all too familiar for fans of the struggling NHL team. 561 more words

Sports

The Edmonton Oilers have changed their coach, but the lineup remains the same

Reading the media coverage following the firing of Dallas Eakins, it’s pretty hard to find a credible argument identifying him as the primary problem in Edmonton. 523 more words

Cult Of Hockey