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Should Edmonton Oilers just tinker after The Stinker? Or go full reboot

Oilers played their worst game of year on Wednesday. So what must change?

The Edmonton Oilers got as trounced as a team can be trounced in losing by one goal in overtime… 876 more words

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Sharks' Jumbo Joe Thornton iffy for playoff opener against Oilers

It looks like the San Jose Sharks will be without their No. 1 centre for Wednesday’s playoff opener against the Edmonton Oilers.

Jumbo Joe Thornton skated with probable scratches Micheal Haley and Kevin Labanc at San Jose’s practice Tuesday morning before they flew to Edmonton, meaning he will likely sit out rather than see spot duty after injuring his knee late in the season. 774 more words

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Cult of Hockey game grades: Connor McDavid 100 points, Edmonton Oilers 103, perfect end to storybook regular season

Cult of Hockey post-game podcast, Oilers 5, Canucks 2

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David Staples and Bruce McCurdy dig into McDavid’s 100 points and the Oilers’ 103, as well as Oscar Klefbom’s great form, the struggles of David Desharnais, the Line of the Beast having another great game, Matt Benning vs Eric Gryba, and whether it would be have been better to face the Flames and not the Sharks in the first round. 1,102 more words

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Dan Barnes: Todd McLellan's coaching job shouldn't be overlooked

Todd McLellan sends a Hart Trophy favourite over the boards 25 times a game, every game, a luxury afforded few other National Hockey League head coaches. 855 more words

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Do the Edmonton Oilers have enough secondary scoring for playoff success?

GAME 79: Oilers at Kings

One of the recurring criticisms I hear of the Edmonton Oilers is of their over-reliance on their first line and powerplay unit to produce their offence. 1,987 more words

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Why do Oilers top pair of McDavid and Draisaitl fit so well together?

The stars have obviously aligned for Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, who are both on 10-game point streaks that have seen them combined for 37 points. 866 more words

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Cam Talbot in good company alongside Grant Fuhr in Oilers single-season wins

It took Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot 70 games to win his 40th and tie Grant Fuhr’s single-season mark set 29 years ago. Fuhr played 75 games that season because Andy Moog had balked at signing a new deal and went to play for Canada’s ’1988 Olympic team instead. 762 more words

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