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Cult of Hockey: Oilers winning twice as much under McLellan as Eakins

Three big differences: goaltending, slot attacking play and man management

One year ago after 31 games of the 2014-15 season, the Oilers were in the pit of hockey despair. 678 more words

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Alain Vigneault coaches his 1,000th game on Glen Sather banner night

On the night they put Glen Sather’s banner up in the Rexall Place rafters, the Oilers won all five games of their home stand, outduelling Sather’s New York Rangers 7-5 — the first time that’s happened since 1987 when Gretzky, Messier and Co. 585 more words

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Cult of Hockey: The rise of Anders Nilsson, thief of wins

As a long-time fan of the team, it feels weird for the Edmonton Oilers to get good goaltending.

Not sure what to make of it. 568 more words

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Cult of Hockey: Hall, Draisaitl, Davidson trending up under McLellan, but RNH down

In the end, coaches are judged on their wins and losses, but along the way a signifier of strong coaching is how individual players perform. 849 more words

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Cult of Hockey: McLellan's Oilers aren't winning much but are visually better

After 10 games last season, the Edmonton Oilers had four wins and six losses. Edmonton had scored 2.8 goals per game and let in 3.6 per game, with 13.6 scoring chances for per game and 15.5 against. 618 more words

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Cult of Hockey: Oilers will soon know which players to chop, says NHL insider

With a demanding coach in Todd McLellan, Oilers GM will finally be able to properly rate players and make the right calls, Craig Button says… 2,136 more words

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Oilers' farm team waits for Ben Scrivens, Nikita Nikitin to be cleared to play

Because goalie Ben Scrivens and defenceman Nikita Nikitin still have to get their visa issues resolved, neither dressed this past weekend for the Bakersfield Condors after being assigned to the Edmonton Oilers’ American Hockey League farm team. 731 more words

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