Around the Oilogosphere – April 13th Edition – Spector VS The Old Boys Club, Klefbom Trade Options, Oilers KHL Targets, and many NHL Rumors

Click the pic above to check out our merch!I feel bad for a lot of Oilers fans who frequent Twitter. There are so many that are incredibly jaded and/or entitled. Sometimes I have to sit back and ask myself, when will these folks get their break? When will the hockey gods look down on them and give them their due for being so patient and understanding? I mean so much has been earned and then ripped from the hands of Oilers fan’s hands. It’s a wonder as to why so many stick with the team even

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2018-04-13

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The Oilers’ wingers aren’t adequate

Peter Chiarelli spoke to the media Wednesday following what was a very disappointing season for the Edmonton Oilers. If you haven’t had a chance, take some time and watch it here. Chiarelli’s comment (6:40) about having wingers and their scoring “being more than adequate” stuck out to me. "I think our scoring was adequate this year," said Peter Chiarelli a year after the Oilers placed 20th in goals for and missed the playoffs by 19 points. — Zach Laing (@zjlaing) April 11, 2018 The

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-13

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Guest Post: Don Cherry Diagnosed Oilers in October by Ryan Garner

Click the pic above to check out our merch!This is a post from Oilers fan Ryan Garner originally published at Hockeybuzz. I contacted Mr.Garner and asked him if it would be okay if I re-posted his article on our site here and he agreed. A big thanks to him! You can follow Ryan on Twitter @RyGarner. He’s a local lad that works at the Edmonton Journal as the Home/Travel Editor.  Coaching expert Donald S. Cherry diagnosed the Edmonton Oilers in October, three games into their doomed 2017-18 se

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2018-04-13

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Oilers Must Avoid Panic Move

Oilers Must Avoid Panic Move

With a season that can only be described as disastrous finally in the books, the Edmonton Oilers are once again heading into the off-season with many a question surrounding their roster. Though many felt the organization had turned the corner from what is known as the “Decade of Darkness” following their 2016-17 campaign, there is still plenty of work to be done in good ol’ Oil Country. EDMONTON, AB – MARCH 25: Connor McDavid #97 of the Edmonton Oilers warms up prior to the game agains

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-04-13

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Palace intrigue at Oilers HQ grows over future of Todd McLellan and others

Palace intrigue at Oilers HQ grows over future of Todd McLellan and others

This in from Dean Millard of TSN1260: “Received a DM from a former NHL executive today who told me McLellan has already made his choice and the guy who runs the PK is the sacrificial lamb, so that would be Jim Johnson. We’ll have to wait and see.” My take It looks like the Oilers will go down one of two roads, either getting rid of one or more assistant coaches, or getting rid of Todd McLellan and all the coaches presumably. In a post, Sportsnet’s Mark Spector reports that team preside

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-04-13

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Jesse Puljujarvi hitches a ride home with a fan

If you’re looking for more reasons to love Jesse Puljujarvi then I just found a video to add to the list. Our favourite large adult son was leaving Rogers Place and making his way home after cleaning out his locker when a fan spotted him crossing the street and offered him a ride. As expected since I’m writing about it, Puljujarvi thought it was a good idea and jumped in. Before we get to the video I need to go on record and say how much I love everything about this. Not only is Puljujarvi

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-13

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Armed Forces

Armed Forces

My Dad was born in 1912, was 18 when the dirty 30’s hit and enlisted for World War Two age 27. He grew up poor (always said it took six years to get word of the depression to Radisson, and even then no one noticed) and he worked pretty much every day of his life. He would always say he didn’t see a banana until he was 14, couldn’t remember how old when he actually got to eat one. Based on how much he loved bananas, I expect at least part of that story is true. Dad made up so much crap (he

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2018-04-13

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Friday Morning Hot Links

Friday Morning Hot Links

Good morning, hope you’re ready for the weekend. Bob Nicholson spoke to the media yesterday. DIdn’t say much of anything. Mark Spector thinks that there’s a power struggle going on. (Sportsnet) David Staples is OK with Chiarelli returning as GM, here are his reasons. (Edmonton Journal) Drew Doughty was suspended for a playoff game. That’s pretty surprising. (Sporting News) The Copper&Blue staff did a round table to try and answer some tough questions. Part two is on the way sho

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-04-13

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Pick Bait

Oilers CEO Bob Nicholson has made it clear that Peter Chiarelli will continue as General Manager. Peter Chiarelli has made it clear that he needs to make this team better. He also made it clear that his first-round pick in this years draft could very well be available. “At some point yes I would put that pick in play, it would have to make sense,” said Chiarelli on Wednesday. Let’s start with this; does it make sense to move the pick at all? The only reason I would hesitate to move the p

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-13

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NHL News: Ducks, Coyotes, Blue Jackets, Oilers, Flyers, Kings, Sharks, Capitals and Jets

NHL News: Ducks, Coyotes, Blue Jackets, Oilers, Flyers, Kings, Sharks, Capitals and Jets

On the Anaheim Ducks … Renaud Lavoie: The Ducks put defenseman Korbinian Holzer on waivers. On the Arizona Coyotes … Arizona Coyotes: The Coyotes sign defenseman Jordan Gross to a two-year entry-level deal. On the Columbus Blue Jackets … Blue Jackets PR: Forward Alexander Wennberg left last night’s game early with an upper-body injury. On

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2018-04-13

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