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The Edmonton Oilers trended down under Craig MacTavish, which justifies his demotion

The Cult of Hockey’s forensic audit of Craig MacTavish, Pt. 2

Craig MacTavish is no longer general manager of the Edmonton Oilers, but it looks like he might still be with Oilers hockey operations in some capacity. 3,063 more words

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Report: Eakins on Flyers radar for coaching vacancy

Former Edmonton Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins is on Philadelphia Flyers’ short list to fill their coaching vacancy.

According to Sportsnet’s Damien Cox, Eakins, who was… 83 more words

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Suspect defence & goaltending torpedoed Craig MacTavish's brief era as Edmonton Oilers' GM

I’ve always believed that when you’re assessing goaltenders, if you have to ask the question you know the answer. The question would be, has Devan established himself as a number one goalie in the National Hockey League?

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Taylor Hall was back to his old excellent self under Todd Nelson

In all the negativity around the Edmonton Oilers, there’s a tendency to forget or to overlook that Taylor Hall really is a fantastic attacking player. 695 more words

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By the numbers -- a forensic audit of yet another Edmonton Oilers season gone off the rails

“There is no greater springboard to development than failure.”
— Craig MacTavish, 2015 April 14

To riff off a famous Charlie Brown cartoon, the Edmonton Oilers ought to be pretty thoroughly developed by now.

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Nazem Kadri believes time in the AHL will benefit prospect William Nylander

March 30, 2015

TORONTO– Nazem Kadri firmly believes that prospect William Nylander will benefit from the time he spends with the Toronto Marlies. 577 more words

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Once again, the Edmonton Oilers will rely on Nikita Nikitin in a shutdown role

Back in training camp, Dallas Eakins and his staff decided to put the Edmonton Oilers’ two new veteran defencemen on a single pairing, running Nikita Nikitin and Mark Fayne as a shutdown tandem with the idea that these experienced players could buy some shelter for the rest of the blue line. 877 more words

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