NHL Expansion Draft: Edmonton Oilers Protection Strategy

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Why The Oilers Losing Game 7 Made Me Believe Again: A Retrospective

This isn’t going to be a retrospective of the season itself, but rather a look at how it made me feel. If you don’t want to read that, I understand. It’s no secret that this Oilers season was tough for me. Starting with The Trade in June and ending on May 10, it was a tumultuous year to say the least. Losing Game 7, hard as it was to watch, is the best thing that could have...
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1 day ago

Facing Off: Oilers Roundtable Talking Expansion Draft, Offseason

Facing Off is a weekly column debating five of hockey’s hottest topics each and every Monday. From current events like trades and hat tricks to bigger-picture stuff like scandals and expansion — you name it, we’re debating it. Albeit, not always with a serious tone. We’re keeping this column light, so keep that in mind when reading, and feel free to join in on the fun by...
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1 day ago

Edmonton Oilers: Just the beginning

The Edmonton Oilers bowed out of the playoffs following a tight Game 7 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on May 10. While the sting of losing a Game 7 was clearly felt in Edmonton, it was not nearly as bad as, for example, when the Ducks went 0-4 in Game 7’s in their previous four seasons. The Oilers, however, reached the playoffs for the first time in a decade this year, and they achieved...
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The Oilers held their exit meetings and final media availability today. Tom Gazzola wraps up what was a tremendous 2016-17 campaign.
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Milan Lucic speaks to the media at the end of the season.
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Oilers captain Connor McDavid speaks to the media at the end of the season.
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The Edmonton Oilers’ Bathroom Dilemma Isn’t a Sexist Problem. It’s an Elitist One.

As a female sports fan, the last thing I want to be writing about is the bathroom issue many of us face when we attend games in person. Waiting in bathroom (or washroom, if you’re reading this in Canada) lines at arenas and stadiums is part and parcel with being a woman at a sporting event. Well, a woman of my generation who remembers the charm of the “old grey lady” venues...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Where it went wrong: Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2 exits

Another round is down, and another bunch of teams is packing up the stalls. None of these teams left quietly, but they all still find themselves headed for summer vacation. Here's a final look at the squads that made their playoff exits after Round 2.St. Louis Blues Despite being beat up and lacking in the special teams department headed into the playoffs, the Blues found a way to...
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Connor McDavid snaps awkward photo with fans at airport

For some people, a stop at the airport is a time not to be bothered. You just want to get to the terminal, get your luggage taken care of, and move on. But sometimes, when you are a hockey player on the verge of the Western Conference Finals, you feel obligated to pose for a quick photo with some fans. When that happens, you do what you have to do and move on.That appears to be the...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Two Game 7s make Wednesday night heaven for hockey fans

If you consider yourself a hockey fan in any kind of capacity, you might want to clear your schedule for Wednesday night. The evening of May 10 may be just another early summer night for some. But for hockey fans, it’s a night loaded with one of the sport’s crowning achievements: Game 7 drama.First, the Washington Capitals will host the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 7 action in...
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Ducks score three goals in final 3:16 of regulation, stun Oilers in 2OT

There are definitely two ways to look at Friday night’s Game 5 between the Anaheim Ducks and the Edmonton Oilers: An amazing comeback by the Ducks. A brutal collapse by the Oilers. Well, both ways are probably accurate in this instance. The Oilers had a 3-0 lead entering the final four minutes of regulation. And lost the game.Anaheim scored three goals in the final 3:16 of regulation...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers converted two women’s bathrooms to men’s for playoffs

The Edmonton Oilers took care of some important tasks by playing well enough to reach the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. But the franchise is not without problems in the postseason. One issue that has been bad enough for outlets to write about is the lines in the bathrooms Rogers Place. People have been complaining about how bad the restroom situation is at the arena,...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Edmonton Oilers really the favorites for the Stanley Cup?

The Edmonton Oilers are in the middle of their first playoff appearance since 2006, but a shocking story came out shortly after they won both games in Anaheim to take a 2-0 series lead in the Western Conference semifinals. On April 29, Las Vegas revealed their new odds for which team is most likely to win the Stanley Cup in June. The Oilers came out with the greatest odds, 3:1, and...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

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