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Oilers notes: Backup bounced around league ... ankle not an issue ... everyone's opponent

BUFFALO — At this time last season, goalie Anders Nilsson was the talk of the town.

E-Town. He was the Edmonton Oilers’ starter, not Cam Talbot… 1,131 more words

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Day after brutal loss to Toronto Maple Leafs, some rants and raves about the Edmonton Oilers

No one is happy in Oil Country right now. Why should they be, with Edmonton on a three-game losing streak to teams that were beatable? Here are my own rants and raves on the matter: 1,278 more words

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Leon Draisaitl emerging as the Edmonton Oilers 2nd Line Center

When the NHL season began, one of many debates surrounding the Edmonton Oilers was at pivot. Would the team would be able to feature its three, young centers down the middle, or would Leon Draisaitl swing to the wing, in order to load up the offence on Edmonton’s top two lines? 996 more words

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Oilers snapshots: Veterans back in the lineup ... new digs for Coyotes ... fathers enjoying trip

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Benoit Pouliot and Mark Letesetu, who got unscheduled days off for three games, were back in the Edmonton Oilers lineup against the Arizona Coyotes on Friday. 746 more words

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Oilers Caggiula gets point in first NHL game

DALLAS — Drake Caggiula did a solo lap as he skated out for the pre-game warm-up Saturday in his maiden NHL voyage — the time-honoured tradition where teammates hang back in the tunnel to give the rookie his bright-lights moment. 291 more words

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Cult of Hockey Game Grades: Connor McDavid hat trick paces 5-2 Oilers win over Dallas

The Edmonton Oilers snapped a five-game losing skid on Saturday night, with a 5-2 explosion against the Dallas Stars. It was led by Connor McDavid who recorded (presumably the first of many) a hat trick, something he had not yet done in his young but impressive career. 1,432 more words

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Pouliot makes way for Drake Caggiula to get first NHL game

DALLAS — Win and you’re in, lose and you’re out.

Well, if you lose five in a row, anyway.

It took Edmonton Oilers coach Todd McLellan a good while to make some significant lineup changes, but decided Saturday to sit Benoit Pouliot, who doesn’t have a point in 11 games, and give Drake Caggiula his first NHL league game after he hurt his hip in exhibition. 563 more words

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