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Cult of Hockey player grades: Oilers humiliated in 5-1 loss to Montreal on national television

Canadiens 5, Oilers 1

One of these days I’ll need to run the numbers. It certainly feels like the Edmonton Oilers perform worse against a) subpar opposition b) during afternoon games and c) when they play on national television. 1,609 more words

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Cult of Hockey: Reinhart, Clendening draw short straws as McLellan juggles Oilers' 8-man defence corps

It’s been something of a juggling act that Edmonton Oilers coach Todd McLellan has been performing with his defensive crew this season. Players in and out of the line-up with injury, illness, and “undisclosed”; shuttling between the big club in Edmonton and the farm team in Bakersfield; moving up and down the depth chart with streaky play. 1,611 more words

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Cult of Hockey: Lost in Connor McDavid’s return, Adam Clendening makes Oilers debut Tuesday

There’s no question that the top story as the Edmonton Oilers once again play hockey after an extended break is the return of Connor McDavid, the 2015 first overall pick who has been touted as a generational talent and who lived up to that billing in Edmonton prior to breaking his collarbone in a game against Philadelphia. 537 more words

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Return of Connor McDavid injects meaning into Oilers-Blue Jackets game

Tuesday may be the first time that a mid-week game against the Columbus Blue Jackets has Edmonton Oilers fans giddy with excitement and hanging off the edges of their seats. 447 more words

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Cult of Hockey: Oilers roster overflowing as Kassian, Reinhart recalled; might Darnell Nurse be the odd man out?

Changes are afoot on Edmonton Oilers roster. On Monday morning the club announced the recall of Zack Kassian and Griffin Reinhart from their AHL affiliate in Bakersfield, giving the NHL roster a full complement of 23 healthy bodies. 1,174 more words

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Cult of Hockey: Oilers will try to get Hamonic deal done, Friedman says

Oilers also looking at Vatanen of the Anaheim Ducks…

This just in, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman talking to Oilers uber-insider Bob Stauffer on Oilers Now and dropping a few trade rumour tidbits. 929 more words

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Cult of Hockey: Chiarelli has already made his two most important decisions re: in-house free agents, but other questions remain

In Part One yesterday, we gave an overview of Edmonton Oilers’ extended roster, currently 49 players deep. When sorted by contract status we found 16 players are signed through 2018 and beyond, 13 have one more year to run on their current pact, while a whopping 20 players have deals that will expire after the current campaign, be they restricted free agents or un-. 1,902 more words

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