It was a day of mixed results for the five Edmonton Oilers who remain in action at the IIHF World Men’s Championships, all of whom played in the second semi-final between the two North American hockey powers. 1,749 more words
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Cult of Hockey: Oilers at the Worlds -- Cam Talbot bounces back with shutout win over Sweden in quarterfinal
Cam Talbot was something of a poster boy for Team Canada entering Thursday’s sudden-death quarter-final match vs. Sweden. Both the stopper and his team had a few question marks hanging over them after Canada was roundly thumped by Finland in Tuesday’s final group game, a 4-0 beatdown where Talbot struggled to stop the puck while his teammates failed to produce anything at the other end of the ice. 1,585 more words
Cult of Hockey: Oilers at the Worlds -- Cam Talbot was Canada's #1 goalie before 4-0 beatdown by Finland, but is he still?
Canada’s 16-game winning streak at the IIHF World Championship came to a screeching halt on Tuesday, as they played similarly-undefeated Finland for first place in Group B and were resoundingly beaten, 4-0. 1,591 more words
The IIHF World Hockey Championship is an event that is of particular interest to fans of the Edmonton Oilers every spring, given the squad’s perennial absence from the NHL playoffs. 1,501 more words
With a 29th-place finish in the rear view mirror, another high draft pick on the horizon and a roster full of enigmatic talent, the list of moves available to GM Peter Chiarelli this summer is long and bold. 736 more words
There is a difference between losing and being force-fed plexiglass.
And for a team that spent most of the last 10 years being pounded into submission by National Hockey League Western Conference bullies, it’s important to have made that step. 730 more words
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’s season of discontent took another ugly turn Thursday when he was diagnosed with a concussion after Arizona Coyotes defenceman Connor Murphy nailed the Edmonton Oilers centre with a stiff shoulder check behind the net Tuesday night. 1,090 more words