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Oilers: Trading Perron Is The Wrong Answer
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Oilers: Trading Perron Is The Wrong Answer
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Vancouver - Nov. 23, 2014:
The Edmonton Oilers need to make changes as they once again find themselves in last place in the NHL standings before Christmas, but trading David Perron is not the correct solution. FULL STORY


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Oilers: Rock Bottom…let’s hope so
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Oilers: Rock Bottom…let’s hope so
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Edmonton - Nov. 23, 2014: After watching the Edmonton Oilers fall by a score of 7-1 to the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night, the question on whether or not Dallas Eakins has seen his last game from behind the Oilers bench. While the chances of Craig MacTavish firing his head coach remain slim, at some point he is going to have to do something because his time is in desperate need of a lifeline and that is on no one but the Oilers GM. FULL STORY



Time For Oilers Fans To Ease Up On These Guys
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Time For Oilers Fans To Ease Up On These Guys
Rob Soria
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Edmonton - Nov. 22, 2014: There is no question fans of the Edmonton Oilers have every right to be pissed with how things have gone to start the 2014-15 NHL campaign. After suffering through eight consecutive seasons with no playoffs and coming off a year that was arguably the most disappointing of all, sitting with a 6-12-2 mark at the quarter pole is simply unacceptable. With that being the case, the anger Oilers fans have shown towards this team is understandable but at the end of the day, it comes down realistic expectations. FULL STORY



Oilers: Addressing the blueline
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Oilers: Addressing the blueline
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Edmonton - Nov. 21, 2014: When Craig MacTavis decided to “upgrade” his blueline during the off-season, a large portion of the Edmonton Oilers fan base bought into the illusion that this team’s backend was going to be drastically improved over the mess we saw on a nightly basis during what truly was a disastrous 2013-14 campaign. We are now nineteen games into 2014-15 season and not surprisingly, little has changed when it comes to the Oilers defence. FULL STORY



Oilers: The Mistake that is Nikita Nikitin
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Oilers: The Mistake that is Nikita Nikitin
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Edmonton - Nov. 20, 2014: With the Edmonton Oilers in the midst of what is starting to look like another tough season for both the team and their fans, one has to wonder if general manager Craig MacTavish is seriously regretting his decision to sign defenceman Nikita Nikitin to a two year $9 million deal in the summer. FULL STORY



Oilers wise to steer clear of Josh Harding
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Oilers wise to steer clear of Josh Harding
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Edmonton - Nov. 19, 2014: There were more than a few Edmonton Oilers fans that were hoping to hear news of their club placing in a claim for Minnesota Wild netminder Josh Harding on Tuesday morning. Unfortunately for them, Craig MacTavish did not take the bait but to be perfectly honest, the Oilers general manager made the right call on taking a pass on the thirty year old native of Regina, Saskatchewan. FULL STORY



Oilers showing signs of mild improvement on home ice
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Oilers showing signs of mild improvement on home ice
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Edmonton - Nov. 17, 2014: While the Edmonton Oilers dropped their fourth consecutive game on home ice on Sunday night, it appears as though Dallas Eakins' squad has finally started to take some positive strides when it comes to playing in front of their home fans at Rexall Place. With this season clearly headed in the wrong direction, perhaps improving on their overall play in their own barn is something this group can focus on for the remainder of the 2014-15 season. FULL STORY



Dubnyk stands tall in return, Oilers continue to pile up losses
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Dubnyk stands tall in return, Oilers continue to pile up losses
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Edmonton - Nov. 17, 2014: On a night in which the Edmonton Oilers saw the return of Taylor Hall to their lineup, it was a former Oiler who stole the show on Sunday night at Rexall Place. While Hall did score in his first game back after missing two weeks of action due to a knee injury, Devan Dubnyk was rock solid in between the pipes for the Arizona Coyotes, stopping thirty-three of the thirty-four pucks fired his way, in leading the desert dogs to a 2-1 win in his old stomping grounds. FULL STORY



Oilers: Groundhog Day
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Oilers: Groundhog Day
Rob Soria
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Edmonton - Nov. 13, 2014: Despite coming out of the gate with a less than an impressive performance during the opening period of their game against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night at Rexall Place, the Edmonton Oilers were by far and away the better of the two teams but it was the Sens who left town with a 4-3 OT victory and as usual the Oilers goaltending played a starring role in what was another game in which this team deserved better. FULL STORY



Oilers: Goaltending, Goaltending, Goaltending
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Oilers: Goaltending, Goaltending, Goaltending
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Edmonton - Nov. 12, 2014: After watching Viktor Fasth self-destruct against the Nashville Predators during the first period of the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 loss on Tuesday night, one can't help but wonder if a single day goes by in which Craig MacTavish doesn't kick himself for not dipping into the free agent market and acquiring his team a legitimate starting netminder...say someone like Jonas Hiller. If he hasn't been, god knows he should be. FULL STORY



Goaltending and the Edmonton Oilers
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Goaltending and the Edmonton Oilers
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Edmonton - Nov. 11, 2014: While the play of Viktor Fasth and Ben Scrivens has improved from the opening couple of weeks of the season, the Edmonton Oilers have yet to have either netminder steal them points over the first fifteen games of their schedule. At some point, that is going to have to change in order for this team to have any hopes of staying in the playoff picture out west and tonight's game in Nashville could be as good a place as any for them to start holding up their end of the bargain. FULL STORY



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Oilers continue to dominate Eastern Conference opponents
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Edmonton - Nov. 10, 2014: On the strength of a combined five point night from the top line of Jorda Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Benoit Pouliot, the Edmonton Oilers improved their record to a Western Conference leading 6-2 against teams out east on Sunday night, courtesy of a 3-2 victory over a somewhat weary and injury riddled New York Rangers side. FULL STORY



Oilers outlast Sabres…barely
Oilers outlast Sabres…barely
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Edmonton - Nov. 8, 2014: Before heading out on their current five game road trip, the one game that looked to be an almost guaranteed two points for the Edmonton Oilers came last night in Buffalo against a Sabres lineup that frankly isn’t very good. Not surprisingly, it ended up being a far tougher test than it should have been. Despite firing a season-high 52 shots on goal, the Oilers needed a late third period winner from Boyd Gordon in earning a come from behind 3-2 victory over the Eastern Conference bottom feeders. FULL STORY



Time for Craig MacTavish to be bold or step down as Oilers GM
Time for Craig MacTavish to be bold or step down as Oilers GM
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Edmonton - Nov. 7, 2014: With his fan base on the verge of once again pulling out their pitchforks and calling for heads to roll within the organization, Craig MacTavish is about to enter the toughest stretch he has yet to face since taking over as general manager of the Edmonton Oilers. While rushing into a silly move in the here and now isn't the way to go, the time for those so-called bold moves is now at hand and it's up to the Oilers GM to step up to the plate or get out of town. FULL STORY



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