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Hockey will never be life and death, it's not the real world, at all

On a night when the Edmonton Oilers’ fans were loud and proud at the final buzzer after their team’s second straight 3-2 victory at home, the game Wednesday started with a moment’s silence for two fallen soldiers this week, killed not in combat in a faraway place but on their own soil by madmen. 888 more words

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Which shooters and goalies are the Edmonton Oilers' best shootout options?

No team in the NHL has participated in more shootouts this season than the Washington Capitals. Through five games, the club has gone to the skills competition three times, posting a 1-2-0 record. 531 more words

Cult Of Hockey

Eberle might play against Coyotes, RNH is out for second game

Jordan Eberle, who watched Tuesday’s debacle in LA from the safety of the pressbox at the Staples Center in LA with assorted, undiagrammed bumps and bruises, went for a short skate at the newly named Gila River (named for a native American band) Arena Wednesday morning and might play against the Arizona Coyotes. 1,015 more words

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How do you win when you give up five goals every game?

Two minutes after LA Kings’ winger Tyler Toffoli made like Brett Hull, lacing a 25-footer under the crossbar after spinning away from a check, halfway through the first period Tuesday, Edmonton Oilers’ goalie Viktor Fasth went to the bench and then to the safety of the dressing room, hobbled by a sore groin. 1,177 more words

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Kings' 70s line dominates sorry Oilers

When will the Edmonton Oilers’ rebuild end? It certainly didn’t look like it was nearing its conclusion while the Kings cruised to a 6-1 victory Tuesday night… 371 more words

Los Angeles Kings

Boyd Gordon and company extremely effective in role as Edmonton Oilers’ defensive zone unit

Through two games, the Edmonton Oilers have been true to their offseason promise to run three scoring lines and a shutdown trio. So far, that strategy seems to be working well; while the Oilers have had some problems in their 0-1-1 start most of those have been in net or on the back end rather than up front… 560 more words

Cult Of Hockey

Steve Pinizzotto learned hard labour from his tin-bashing dad

Steve Pinizzoto’s dad is a blood ‘n guts sheet-metal foreman while his boy is hockey’s version of a plumber, like the old man, willing to get his hands dirty. 872 more words

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