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Season Preview: Edmonton Oilers

Despite getting three consecutive first overall picks from 2010 to 2012, Edmonton is still struggling to escape the NHL basement.

Offensive potential counted for little (again) last season, as the Oilers finished bottom of the West (28th overall) and finished with the worst defensive record in the NHL. 968 more words

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Who will kill penalties for Edmonton Oilers? Boyd Gordon, Matt Hendricks, and a cast of thousands

As the dust settles on another off-season of roster changes on the Edmonton Oilers, the revamped depth chart has to be evaluated not just for possible line combinations and roles at even strength, but also for possible special teams deployment. 1,153 more words

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Dallas Eakins should keep Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle together more

It’s time for RNH, Hall and Eberle to prove to prove their worth and bust out of slumps together

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle had their most success as a line under former Oilers head coach Ralph Krueger in the lock-out season, 2012-13. 965 more words

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5 People Who Need To Have A Huge 2014-2015 Season

With the 2014/2015 season approaching quickly I wanted to put five people in the spotlight that you all should keep your eyes on over the course of the coming season.  1,021 more words

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Craig MacTavish's blueprint for Edmonton Oilers: keep & develop youngsters, change everybody else

The MacT Rebuild, Part IV: The first 500 days

If 2013 April 15 was Day One of the Third Craig MacTavish Era, then today is Day 500. 1,586 more words

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Is three scoring lines a Dallas Eakins' fantasy or can it happen in 2014-15?

Can each of the Oilers top three lines score 10 more goals this coming year? 

The annual summer time talk of the Edmonton Oilers somehow putting together three scoring lines is heating up again, this time courtesy of Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins, … 504 more words

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Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins understands Corsi, which should help him work well with Tyler Dellow

The Edmonton Oilers made a good move in hiring stats analyst Tyler Dellow, a Toronto lawyer and long-time hockey blogger. Dellow has a strong grasp of key analytical concepts, such as the regression of hot and cold shooters and goalies, and he’s also done some strong work on his blog using Corsi — shots-at-net plus-minus — to identify various aspects of the game where the Oilers are struggling. 3,131 more words

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