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Pointing the Finger: The Ballad of Craig MacTavish

Getty Images   By: Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG) It was all too predictable. Anyone that has watched the Edmonton Oilers this season, or frankly any season for the better part of the last decade, knew that Monday’s termination of head coach Dallas Eakins was only a matter of time. Every gaffe that the Oilers have made over their perpetual rebuild, every losing streak or player that...
Via The Hockey Guys
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Edmonton Oilers Lose With 0.3 Seconds Left In OT, Because Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers are a total dumpster fire and they continue to find new ways to lose that you never thought were possible. They’re really the NHL’s version of the old Detroit Lions teams. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was absolutely awful defensively on this shift and his inability to cover in the neutral zone and pick up […] The post Edmonton Oilers Lose With 0.3 Seconds Left In...
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Oilers Lose With 0.3 Left In OT, Are Still Depressing As Hell

After firing their head coach, Dallas Eakins, last week, a lot of people said that things could only go up for the Edmonton Oilers. A lot of people were wrong. The Oil lost another game in highly depressing fashion on Tuesday night against the Arizona Coyotes, letting up a head-scratcher in the final seconds of Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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This Oilers trade proposal from Damien Cox is ridiculous

Taylor Hall is (inexplicably) on the trade block right now as the Edmonton Oilers prepare to blow their franchise up everywhere but where they should, which is the front office. Of course, when hockey fans hear that one of the game’s best forwards might be trade bait, they salivate and throw around proposals that they hope their teams will pull off for a little more scoring punch...
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NHL Trade Speculation: Oilers’ Taylor Hall Enters Rumor Mill

The No. 2 pick in the 2010 NHL draft, Tyler Seguin, already has been traded by the team that selected him. Could the top pick from that draft be on the move, too? TSN’s Darren Dreger speculated Monday that Edmonton Oilers superstar Taylor Hall, the team’s best player and a top-five left winger in the league, could be “in play” before the trade deadline or around the 2015...
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Taylor Hall on the trading block?

            Things just can’t stop getting worse for the Edmonton Oilers. This season has been an unmitigated disaster, made worse by the fact that the team has three first overall selections on their roster (all made consecutively, no less) that have done little to get the team going in the winning direction. So naturally, just hours...
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Report: Oilers may be ready to shop Taylor Hall

The Edmonton Oilers are a fascinating group to follow. Perhaps the most mismanaged franchise the sport has seen in recent memory is reportedly preparing to shop around Taylor Hall. This comes from a new report from Darren Dreger who believes the Oilers are ready to deal the talented young forward. Dreger said he believes Taylor Hall will be shopped/discussed. Said Hall isn't willing...
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Oilers fire coach, GM MacTavish takes over again

As a fan of the Edmonton Oilers, I know this team as more problems then just coaching. having said this, I am glad Dallas Eakins was fired today. He came to this team with a lot of fanfare about how he can get his players working at their highest level. Yet, the team's performance is at an all-time low. Edmonton, leads the National Hockey League in turnovers and cannot gain proper...
Via Hockey Fan Land
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Oilers fire Eakins, Craig MacTavish returns to bench on interim basis

(Photo/USA TODAY Sports)The Edmonton Oilers on Monday have fired head coach Dallas Eakins. Oilers’ General Manager Craig MacTavish will replace Eakins on an interim basis, according to a TSN report. Additionally,the Oklahoma City Barons‘ head coach Todd Nelson will join the National Hockey League (NHL) staff as an assistant or associate coach. Confirming MacTavish returns...
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Edmonton Oilers fire head coach Eakins, GM MacTavish to return to bench

Dallas Eakins has been fired as coach of the Edmonton Oilers, who have lost 15 of 16 games and are well on the way to missing the playoffs for the ninth consecutive season. According to reports, general manager Craig MacTavish will coach the team for the rest of the year. MacTavish is scheduled to speak with the media Monday. Edmonton has 19 points through 31 games, last in the Western...
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Oilers Fire Head Coach Dallas Eakins After Little More Than One Season

The Edmonton Oilers are making a big change. The Oilers announced Monday they’ve fired head coach Dallas Eakins. The 47-year-old first-time NHL coach is in just his second season with the team after being hired prior to last season. Eakins’ dismissal comes after just 113 games behind the Edmonton bench. The Oilers went just 36-63-14 under the head...
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Social Media Fires Dallas Eakins

Let’s be honest here and say Craig MacTavish didn’t fire Dallas Eakins. It wasn’t Kevin Lowe. Eakins didn’t ask to go, and I don’t think Bob Nicholson or the Oilers players had anything to do with this either. Do you know who fired Eakins? Social media. Someone needed to die, so it might as well be him. The owner of the Edmonton Oilers Daryl Katz and Oilers management...
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Video: Viktor Fasth yells at his teammates after being pulled

Things are getting uglier and uglier in Edmonton. The Oilers are 1-6-3 over their last 10 games and the team is starting to implode upon itself. After getting the hook in the second period against the Anaheim Ducks, Viktor Fasth slammed his helmet down and took out his frustrations on his teammates.
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2015 Team Germany Preliminary World Junior Roster

Germany has released their preliminary World Junior roster for the 2015 tournament in Toronto and Montreal, Canada. The team will be missing their top under-20 player for this event, Leon Draisaitl, as he’ll be up with the Edmonton Oilers during that time. Germany will play their first game against Team Canada on December 27th before meetings against USA, Slovakia and Finland...
Via The Hockey House
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers goalie Viktor Fasth has puck caught in his pants (Video)

Edmonton Oilers goalie Viktor Fasth found himself in an awkward predicament of looking for a puck that got caught in his equipment during Wednesday night's game in Anaheim.The referees waited patiently as Fasth searched himself to find the puck, which finally fell out of his pants as he lifted his right leg to shake it out. Play resumed, and the referees got a good chuckle out...
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Oilers end 11-game losing streak on Sunday

The Edmonton Oilers finally put an end to an 11- game losing streak on Sunday With a 2 - 1 win over San Jose I will take full credit for helping them earn the "W," as I was given the opportunity to sit amongst the Rexall Place faithful for the first time in over a month. When David Perron broke the 1-1 deadlock midway through the final frame, the whole place corrupted and excitement...
Via Hockey Fan Land
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers Injury Update: Pouliot, Hendricks, and Nikitin miss Sunday night's game

Edmonton Oilers left-winger Benoit Pouliot, center Matt Hendricks, and defenseman Nikita Nikitin missed Sunday night's game against the San Jose Sharks due to injuries. #459191714 / Pouliot is out indefinitely with a broken foot, and injury he sustained during the November 21st game against the New Jersey Devils.Hendricks sustained a leg injury during a game...
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Oilers Win; New Dynasty On The Horizon

All rejoice! The Edmonton Oilers have won a game! The Edmonton Oilers have won a game! (Try not reading that in Jim Ross’ voice, by the way.) It had been an ugly road for the Oilers in 2014-15: they hadn’t won at home since October 27th, hadn’t won at all since November 9th and hadn’t […] The post Oilers Win; New Dynasty On The Horizon appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
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Watch: Tommy Wingels delivers huge hit on Tyler Pitlick (GIF)

San Jose Sharks forward Tommy Wingels delivered a huge hit on Edmonton Oilers forward Tyler Pitlick during the first period of Sunday's game at Rexall Place.Pitlick picked up the loose puck and took it behind the Oilers net, but had his head down and didn't see Wingels coming. Wingels made Pitlick pay the price by knocking him right off his feet.Watching this play, it should be...
Via Holdout Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Edmonton Oilers need a new plan

The whole hockey world was a buzz about the fact that the Edmonton Oilers held a press conference Friday. However, the same old excuses and responses kept creeping up over and over again. Someone has to be accountable for this team residing in the basement of the NHL standings year after year. Craig MacTavish stated Edmonton will stick to the plan. Can someone please inform me what...
Via Hockey Fan Land
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers GM MacTavish says struggling team 'under scrutiny'

  Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish said the struggling organization is ''under scrutiny'' for underperforming despite an influx of high draft picks and young talent in recent years. The Oilers (6-15-5) are mired in an 11-game losing streak, but MacTavish didn't announce any personnel changes in a testy news conference Friday. Coach Dallas Eakins is in his second season...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

GM of struggling Oilers to hold press conference Friday

  Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish will hold a news conference on Friday to talk about the status of the struggling team. A news release Thursday night said MacTavish will meet the media at the team's arena and ''will address the Oilers performance through 26 games.'' The Oilers (6-15-5) didn't say whether MacTavish would announce any personnel changes, but the club...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Penguins Win a Trade for David Perron?

Word broke last Tuesday night that the Edmonton Oilers and Columbus Blue Jackets were close to brokering a trade featuring David Perron and Artem Anisimov as the centerpieces for each team respectively. While this trade seems to be quite fair and pragmatic for both teams, there’s also very little secret that Perron would be a […] The post Can the Penguins Win a Trade for David...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

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