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Cult of Hockey: Oilers' strengths and weaknesses exposed in preseason loss to Canucks

Vancouver 3, Edmonton 2 (OT)

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1-0 (Vancouver): The play started on a line change; Lander, Draisaitl and Yakupov came out with the latter two forechecking against a Vancouver team with possession. 1,498 more words

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Cult of Hockey: defensive woes will keep Edmonton Oilers out of playoffs this year

Edmonton defence still not getting job done

In the past few weeks, even as the Edmonton Oilers have been ripping it up and winning pre-season games, I’ve written a number of posts predicting that the team will turn things around, but cautioning that won’t happen until next year. 715 more words

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John MacKinnon: Oilers' first pre-season loss conjures ghosts of defensive troubles past

Not to pour cold water on the Oilers and their 6-1 won-lost record, but the NHL pre-season is more about internal competition than about beating the opponent on any given night. 846 more words

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Cult of Hockey: 9 Oilers d-men & no end of question marks heading into 2015-16 season

Only Sekera seems like someone team can count on for sure

The Oilers are two preseason games away from the start of the National Hockey League season and I see little but question marks on the team’s defence. 988 more words

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Justin Schultz has to win over the Edmonton Oilers to land big contract

When the Edmonton Oilers bequeathed $29 million over seven years to defenceman Oscar Klefbom it was a clear sign — fiscally and organizationally — that he is a key piece of their long-range plan. 750 more words

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Cult of Hockey: Justin Schultz is finally riled up & 4 other things we learned in Oilers win over Jets

It’s not every game that you see Edmonton Oilers defenceman Justin Schultz riled up, hacking, hitting, winning puck battles, and coming to the defence of his teammates. 532 more words

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Edmonton Oilers edge out Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Matt Hendricks penalty shot goal

The Oilers beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 in Wednesday’s exhibition game at Rexall Place. Here are some notes from the game:

Hendricks to the rescue… 600 more words

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