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Oilers sneak past Jets but many questions remain unanswered about opening night roster
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Oilers sneak past Jets but many questions remain unanswered about opening night roster
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Edmonton - Sep. 30, 2014:
It certainly wasn’t pretty but the Edmonton Oilers found a way to send 16, 839 home from Rexall Place with a smile on their collective faces on Monday evening courtesy of a 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets. Taylor Hall scored a pair goals to lead the way upfront but with the regular season just around the corner, Dallas Eakins and his coaching staff have more than a few question marks about their roster. FULL STORY


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Oilers: Martin Marincin is walking a very fine line
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Oilers: Martin Marincin is walking a very fine line
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Edmonton - Sep. 29, 2014: While the Edmonton Oilers dropped their second pre-season decision in four outings on Sunday afternoon in Saskatoon, falling 5-0 to the Chicago Blackhawks , all that truly matters is whether or not the players are rounding into form prior to the start of the 2014-15 campaign. With that said, one guy who has had a rather uninspiring start to camp has been defenceman Martin Marincin and he could very well be in danger of losing his spot on the big club. FULL STORY



Oilers could regret giving up on Taylor Fedun
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Oilers could regret giving up on Taylor Fedun
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Edmonton - Sep. 28, 2014: Edmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish decided to not qualify defenceman Taylor Fedun during the summer and instead turned his attention towards signing former Tampa Bay Lightning blueliner Keith Aulie to a one year deal. While Aulie has looked downright awful during his two pre-season appearances for the Oilers, Fedun is pushing hard for a spot on the opening roster of the San Jose Sharks. Confused? You should be. FULL STORY



Oilers: Will Tyler Pitlick finally make the jump to the NHL?
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Oilers: Will Tyler Pitlick finally make the jump to the NHL?
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Edmonton - Sep. 26, 2014: The moment Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish decided to bring Benoit Pouliot and Teddy Purcell on board for the upcoming 2014-15 campaign, Tyler Pitlick had to have been wondering if he had missed his opportunity to stick with the team that drafted him back in 2010. With that said, the chance at earning that spot still exists but will Pitlick do enough to earn it? FULL STORY



Oilers Nugent-Hopkins continues to impress
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Oilers Nugent-Hopkins continues to impress
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Edmonton - Sep. 25, 2014: While the Edmonton Oilers were complete no-shows during the opening twenty-eight or so minutes of their exhibition tilt with the Winnipeg Jets, they did manage to use a twelve minute flurry to get out of town with a 3-2 win on Wednesday night led by the play of one Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. FULL STORY



Oilers: Yakupov will get a shot with RNH and Eberle against the Jets
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Oilers: Yakupov will get a shot with RNH and Eberle against the Jets
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Edmonton - Sep. 23, 2014: It may just be an exhibition game but come tomorrow evening, Nail Yakupov will be given an opportunity to show what he can accomplish playing alongside Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins as the Edmonton Oilers pay a visit to the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night. FULL STORY



Oilers Fasth sends early message in battle for No. 1
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Oilers Fasth sends early message in battle for No. 1
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Edmonton - Sep. 22, 2014: While half of the Edmonton Oilers training camp roster managed to knockoff half of the Calgary Flames roster by a score of 3-1 over at Rexall Place during Sunday night NHL exhibition hockey, it was the play of goaltender Viktor Fasth at the Scotiabank Saddledome that was arguably the high point of the evening. FULL STORY



Oilers: Eakins wastes little time in turning to a potential Perron - Pouliot duo
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Oilers: Eakins wastes little time in turning to a potential Perron - Pouliot duo
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Edmonton - Sep. 21, 2014: While the Edmonton Oilers will certainly rely heavily on the trio of Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to do much of the heavy lifting during the upcoming 2014-15 NHL campaign, look for the the duo of David Perron and Benoit Pouliot play vital roles in any success this team might have during the coming season. FULL STORY



Edmonton Oilers 2014-15 Preseason Begins Against Calgary
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Edmonton Oilers 2014-15 Preseason Begins Against Calgary
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Edmonton - Sep. 21, 2014: The Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames will kick off their 2014-15 NHL Preseason with two games tonight, as both teams have split their squads. Tonight Oiler fans will get their first look at Leon Draisaitl in an Oiler jersey. Draisaitl has the opportunity of a lifetime and he needs to grab the bull by the horns early in the 2014-15 Preseason. FULL STORY



Oilers: MacTavish To Keep Expectations Realistic For 2014-15
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Oilers: MacTavish To Keep Expectations Realistic For 2014-15
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Edmonton - Sep. 17, 2014: After promising to make some bold moves and turn the Edmonton Oilers franchise around in short order upon being announced as the club's new general manager during the latter part of the 2013 season, Craig MacTavish has apparently learned a rather valuable lesson during his first full year as a NHL GM. No matter how badly one may want to turn a situation around, keeping expectations at a realistic level is an absolute must. FULL STORY



Oilers Young Core Could Be In For Another Disappointing Result In 2014-15
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Oilers Young Core Could Be In For Another Disappointing Result In 2014-15
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Edmonton - Sep. 16, 2014: Many are hoping if not expecting the Edmonton Oilers to take a major step forward in 2014-15 and possibly end their eight year drought of missing the playoffs. While much of the pressure will likely fall onto the shoulders of Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, the young trio have yet to be properly insulated with legit NHL players to help them along the way and that could ultimately come back to haunt this club. FULL STORY



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Edmonton Oilers 2014-15 Preview: Defence - Andrew Ference
Edmonton Oilers 2014-15 Preview: Defence - Andrew Ference
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Edmonton - Sep. 11, 2014: The 2013-14 season was one Edmonton Oilers fans had a rather difficult time stomaching. It was ugly from start to finish and it certainly wasn't the sort of year Andrew Ference was hoping for during his debut campaign in Orange and Blue. With that said, one can't help but wonder what sort of season we should be expecting from the Oilers captain during the upcoming 2014-15 National Hockey League campaign. FULL STORY



Oilers and Justin Schultz agree do this all over again in 2015
Oilers and Justin Schultz agree do this all over again in 2015
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Edmonton - Aug. 29, 2014: It was the news Edmonton Oilers fans were waiting to hear and yet many seem to be almost disappointed in the money the organization had to cough up in order to ink defenceman Justin Schultz to a one year deal. While the masses were hoping for some sort of team friendly bridge contract, that was never going to part of the equation when it was all said and done. FULL STORY



Oilers and Justin Schultz Agree To 1 Year Deal
Oilers and Justin Schultz Agree To 1 Year Deal
Edmonton - Aug. 29, 2014: In my mind, the deal had to get done in order for the Oilers to enter into camps and the pre-season with full knowledge of their arsenal, but a large part of me does wonder why such a long hold-up. FULL STORY



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