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Oilers had to become a team before they could start to win

I once attended a wedding in the hamlet of Macon, Mo., where the father of the bride offered this bit of wisdom: “No matter how bad things get, they’re never all that bad. And no matter how good things get, they’re never all that good.” The Edmonton Oilers’ up-and-down first nine games — five straight losses, four straight wins — brought this nugget to mind. When...
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Oilers Having Trouble With Teams In The West

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, The Edmonton Oilers lost 4-1 at home to Nashville on Wednesday night, remaining winless on the season versus teams in the Western Conference but a perfect 4-0-0 against the Eastern Conference. The problem, of course, is the Oilers play more of their games in the West. They'll need to figure out Big Boy hockey if they're going to contend for...
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Oilers winger Benoit Pouliot settling into role on PK while adding scoring

Benoit Pouliot bounced around the NHL for the better part of six seasons before finding job stability with the Edmonton Oilers. On Monday, the Oilers winger displayed the attributes, which illustrated the reasoning for the team’s desire to commit. Pouliot scored a goal, added an assist and was an integral part of the Oilers penalty-killing unit in a 3-0 win over the Montreal...
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The Oilers Season So Far

Even Worse Than Last Year!? The Edmonton Oilers stumbled out of this season’s starting gate like a group of drunken hobos. They lost each of their first five games and it was ugly. Goaltending was actually worse than last year somehow. A team that had a sub-0.899 save percentage, managed to get even worse. A […] The post The Oilers Season So Far appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
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Will the Edmonton Oilers bring their winning ways West

After a dismal 0-4-1 start to the 2014 campaign the Edmonton Oilers have collected the maximum two points in each of their last four contests. Hockey fans in Edmonton are ecstatic as they should be. This is the longest winning streak the team has been on in about two seasons. Perhaps, these are even the most significant games the franchise has won since the launch of HockeyFanLand...
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About Those Oilers

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, About 10 days ago or so, with the Edmonton Oilers having started the season winless in their first five games, we're told the team's front office held some intense discussions, looking at all kinds of possibilities for action should their miserable start continue. Another October from hell would not be accepted. Four wins in a row later everyone...
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Oilers say Yakupov "making really strong progress"

On Nail Yakupov, how he’s fitting in with Edmonton, and how it seemed a year ago like there was a real sense the Oilers may have wanted to cut their losses with Yakupov before his asset value depreciated any more: “They were ready to cut bait, there’s no question about that, just because he just didn’t seem to want to embrace some of the things you have to embrace to be...
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Scrivens, Pouliot lead Oilers over Canadiens 3-0

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Ben Scrivens made 29 saves in his seventh career shutout, Benoit Pouliot had a goal and an assist, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-0 on Monday night. Nail Yakupov and Taylor Hall also scored for the Oilers, who have won four straight after an 0-4-1 start - the worst in franchise history. Dustin Tokarski stopped 16 of 18 shots for the...
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Nail Yakupov asked question about his defensive play, replies by saying, "I don't want to talk about this"

Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov has been criticized about his lack of defense over his young NHL career several times. He was a -33 rating last year. In a recent media scrum, he was asked by a reporter, "When you were in Sarnia, did they ever ask you to play any type of defense?" Yakupov wasn't very happy with the question and replied by saying, "Every day...
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Dallas Eakins’ job saved by Oilers winning streak

The Edmonton Oilers were able to string together three consecutive wins over the past week and it couldn’t have come at a better time. After starting the year 0-4-1, the Oilers were floundering and barely looked competitive. The blame, as always, fell on the head coach and Dallas Eakins’ job appeared to be in serious jeopardy. It turns out those three wins at home may have spared...
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Oilers' have won three straight games

For the first time since January the Edmonton Oilers have strung together a three-game winning streak, after beating the winless Carolina Hurricanes 6 - 3 Friday night. With the victory the Edmonton Oilers improved to 3-4-1 on the season.  Head coach Dallas Eakins, Has begun to show more trust in his youthful first line and it has paid off. Last night, Jordan Eberle Scored his...
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Eberle scores 2, Draisaitl nets winner as Oilers down Hurricanes

  Jordan Eberle had two goals and an assist, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 6-3 on Friday night for their third consecutive victory. Jesse Joensuu, Leon Draisaitl, Matt Hendricks and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored for the Oilers, who have rebounded from a difficult start to the season. Ben Scrivens finished with 30 saves. Riley Nash, Jeff Skinner and Jay Harrison...
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Petry Versus Brodie and Public Perception

Jeff Petry is a very polarizing player among Edmonton Oilers fans. Some see the lanky defenseman as the best of a weak group of Oilers rearguards, while others point to Petry’s giveaways and lack of physical play (although he led the team in hits by a wide margin last year, hit harder dammit!) as an […] The post Petry Versus Brodie and Public Perception appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
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Bruins going after Jordan Eberle?

Jordan Eberle could be the solution to the Bruins' problems on offense. Photo: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images Per a report from's Bruins insider Joe Haggerty, the Boston Bruins are interested in trading for Jordan Eberle. Eberle has played his entire NHL career in Edmonton and while there is a lot of young talent on the Oilers, the results have been very poor. Edmonton...
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Angry Oilers fan throws shirt on ice ... with phone still in it

Edmonton Oilers fans are quitting on their team a bit early this year. Even with just one regular season game in the books—a 5-2 loss to rival Calgary Flames—it’s looking like it could be  another rough year for Oilers fans. And after watching the team win just 29 games last season, some of its supporters are already losing it. One particular fan even threw a sweatshirt...
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