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Everybody is down on Nikita Nikitin, except Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins

When Dallas Eakins puts his lineup together for game night, he isn’t worrying about optics or fan reaction. If that wasn’t already clear, the continued presence of Nikita Nikitin in the Oilers’ lineup bolds, italicizes and underlines it while simultaneously putting it in ALL CAPS. 740 more words

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Steve Pinizzotto makes his 2014-15 debut for the Edmonton Oilers in place of Jesse Joensuu

Steve Pinizzotto was a pretty minor acquisition for the Edmonton Oilers, coming over midway through last season in a weird trade which sent away both AHL/NHL contracts in exchange for a pair of NHL/AHL contracts. 434 more words

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Nikita Nikitin still in lineup but struggling on back-end

As a guy who’s played 219 games on an NHL blueline, Nikita Nikitin should get a longer rope than, say, Martin Marincin and Oscar Klefbom, who have dressed for 72 games total, so he’ll be in the Edmonton Oilers’ lineup Thursday against the Ottawa Senators. 718 more words

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Dallas Eakins expounds on Leon Draisaitl’s mistakes and his role with the Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins hit on a number of issues in his pre-game press availability on Thursday. He praised Nail Yakupov’s effort level (“If effort equated to goals and assists then Nail Yakupov would be leading the league in scoring”), explained that the lineup was performing so well that Luke Gazdic was going to need to wait for an opening before he got any games, talked about Boyd Gordon’s line overcoming some very tough zone starts and expounded on why the Oilers were so enamoured of Benoit Pouliot (“he could close on the puck and he had an excellent stick and we thought we needed more of that speed in the lineup”). 1,253 more words

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In a perfect world the Edmonton Oilers would trade Andrew Ference before Jeff Petry

Andrew Ference exemplifies some of the qualities the Edmonton Oilers’ braintrust really values. He’s highly competitive, fighting for every inch of ice. As Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins put it upon the defenceman’s return from suspension, “He’s a guy who is going to give you his maximum potential every night.” He’s also clearly seen as a team leader and a character guy, which is why he’s the team captain. 725 more words

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Iiro Pakarinen gets the call ahead of Luke Gazdic for the Edmonton Oilers

It was a little surprising how quickly in training camp Iiro Pakarinen was dispatched to the minors. He was demoted on September 29, alongside some depth AHL’ers (Curtis Hamilton and Kale Kessy), a guy without an NHL contract (Jason Williams) and with the extremely disappointing Martin Gernat. 668 more words

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Edmonton Oilers recall Iiro Pakarinen; Martin Marincin demoted to Oklahoma City, or is he?

Marincin move a paper transaction, later reversed

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(09:00, see updates below) Two roster transactions announced by the Edmonton Oilers today, one expected, the other both surprising and puzzling: 688 more words

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