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TIMEOUT - Which current NHL coach will be fired first?
TIMEOUT - Which current NHL coach will be fired first?
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Stoney Point - Jul. 22, 2014:
In this week's installment of 30 Second Timeout we asked the following question: It has been said that NHL coaches are hired to be fired. Which current NHL coach will be the first to be fired? Randy Carlyle, Dallas Eakins, Paul MacLean, Todd McLellan or who else? FULL STORY


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Oilers and their fans need to show patience with Mitch Moroz
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Oilers and their fans need to show patience with Mitch Moroz
Rob Soria
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Edmonton - Jul. 21, 2014: The 2014-15 campaign will mark the first season in the pro game for Edmonton Oilers prospect Mitch Moroz. While the former Edmonton Oil Kings forward will find himself in the AHL to start his career, fans of the Oilers should not expect to see the twenty year old become a regular fixture in the National Hockey League for some time. FULL STORY



NHL Proposal - 2015-16 Expansion and Realignment
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NHL Proposal - 2015-16 Expansion and Realignment
Chris Savard
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Stoney Point - Jul. 18, 2014: There has been a great deal of speculation in the media recently about Wayne Gretzky being part of a group that would bring NHL hockey to Seattle. Those rumours follow closely on ones that suggest that Quebec City is close to bringing back the Nordiques. Based on these two possible NHL destinations, I would like to make the following NHL expansion and realignment proposal for the 2015-16 season. FULL STORY



Oilers: It’s now or never for Tyler Pitlick
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Oilers: It’s now or never for Tyler Pitlick
Rob Soria
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Edmonton - Jul. 15, 2014: When the Edmonton Oilers decided to use the first pick of the second round on Tyler Pitlick back in 2010, they were hoping they were bringing in an important piece of their future. Unfortunately, it hasn't worked out that way but Pitlick will be given every opportunity to crack this roster in October and he would be wise to make the most of the opportunity...if he has any real intention of remaining with this organization. FULL STORY



The Edmonton Oilers, Nail Yakupov and Opportunity
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The Edmonton Oilers, Nail Yakupov and Opportunity
Rob Soria
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Edmonton - Jul. 9, 2014: While Edmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish made a point of going out and adding a pair of veteran wingers in Benoit Pouliot and Teddy Purcell to his roster for the coming 2014-15 season, one can't help but wonder how their arrival in town will affect how head coach Dallas Eakins ultimately decides to deploy Nail Yakupov. FULL STORY



Oilers are missing the boat when it comes to Jeff Petry
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Oilers are missing the boat when it comes to Jeff Petry
Rob Soria
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Edmonton - Jul. 8, 2014: The Edmonton Oilers announced the signing of defenceman Jeff Petry to one year / $3.075 million deal on Monday morning and the move clearly signifies a watershed moment between the organization and player. From an organizational standpoint, Craig MacTavish would be wise to ink the American blueliner to a long-term deal come next January, as trading him away would be a major mistake. FULL STORY



Oilers will go another year without a true second line centre
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Oilers will go another year without a true second line centre
Rob Soria
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Edmonton - Jul. 3, 2014: While Edmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish was a busy man on July 1st, he was unable to find the second line centre this team so desperately needs. With Leon Draisaitl now in the mix and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins about to enter his fourth season in the National Hockey League, expecting MacTavish to make any sort of major move would be nothing more than wishful thinking. FULL STORY



MacTavish adds more depth but nothing to the top half of the Oilers roster
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MacTavish adds more depth but nothing to the top half of the Oilers roster
Rob Soria
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Edmonton - Jul. 2, 2014: Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish wasted little time in making his mark during the opening day of the NHL’s annual Free Agent Frenzy, inking former New Jersey Devils blueliner Mark Fayne and New York Rangers winger Benoit Pouliot to long-term extensions, as well as depth defenceman Keith Aulie to a one year pact but he has still done very little to impact the top half of his roster. FULL STORY



Gagner Gone Eh...Plus The 2014 Draft Redux
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Gagner Gone Eh...Plus The 2014 Draft Redux
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Edmonton - Jun. 30, 2014: Gagner's finally gone and I'm speechless as to why the Oilers amateur scouting staff is still employed after the latest draft. I am not happy with the Stu MacGregor and his staff right now. They blew a perfectly good chance to add to an ever growing number of prospects. FULL STORY



Oilers: Realistic Expectations for Teddy Purcell
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Oilers: Realistic Expectations for Teddy Purcell
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Edmonton - Jun. 30, 2014: On Sunday evening, Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish finally pulled the trigger on a deal fans had been expecting to happen for some time. Sam Gagner was shipped off to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for forward Teddy Purcell in what was essentially a swapping of two players who needed a change of scenery. FULL STORY



Gagner out, Purcell in as Oilers and Bolts make a deal
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Gagner out, Purcell in as Oilers and Bolts make a deal
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Edmonton - Jun. 29, 2014: Today Edmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish made a bold move…finally. He went out and grabbed winger Teddy Purcell from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for the one and only Sam Gagner. There is no doubt the former 6th overall pick will be missed but it was time for both the player and club to move on and Purcell could be a very nice short-term solution. FULL STORY



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Thank You, Sam Gagner: The Oilers Were Lucky To Have You
Thank You, Sam Gagner: The Oilers Were Lucky To Have You
Edmonton - Jun. 29, 2014: Being a young guy with not a lot of NHL experience, Gagner welcomed in a plethora of young Oilers into the fold. From first overall Taylor Hall, to Theo Peckham, Jeff Petry, and even some signed UFA vets, Gagner filled the roll of team ambassador very well. Learning from Shawn Horcoff, he demonstrated the comradery and teamwork to maintain the positive attitude in a losing and overall negative circumstance. FULL STORY



Sabres say Auf Wiedersehen...Oilers should be saying Hallo
Sabres say Auf Wiedersehen...Oilers should be saying Hallo
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Edmonton - Jun. 29, 2014: This appears to be the type of no-brainer that the Oilers have been waiting for since the first tee time in May. MacTavish has been preaching the need to add a top-pairing defenseman since the middle of last season, and it would now appear he has a chance to do so. FULL STORY



Oilers get their man but Draisaitl should be headed back to PA
Oilers get their man but Draisaitl should be headed back to PA
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Edmonton - Jun. 28, 2014: The Edmonton Oilers surprised absolutely no one with their selection of Leon Draisaitl with the third overall pick of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Clearly they got their man but one can’t help but wonder what will come next for both the organization and the big German pivot. To suggest Edmonton is desperate to add a player with his attributes would be an understatement but if they are smart, MacT and company will resist the temptation of rushing this kid into “The Show”. FULL STORY



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