Should the Oilers Claim Zack Smith?

Should the Oilers Claim Zack Smith?

The Ottawa Senators placed veteran center Zack Smith on waivers on Tuesday in a surprising, yet not terribly surprising move. A depth center that had an awful season in 2017-18, he’s typically good for 15 goals and 30-plus points. He’s the kind of depth center most teams would love to have, yet the speculation is that the Senators couldn’t find a home for him in trade, thus placing him on waivers was their next logical step. The question that might be worth asking, should the Edmonton Oil

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-09-25

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Oil Kings Start Strong

Oil Kings Start Strong

Two Wins Open the 2018-2019 Season The Edmonton Oil kings opened their 2018-2019 season with a 4-2 victory against the Red Deer Rebels at Rogers Place on Friday night. The two teams met again in Red Deer the following night and the Oil Kings came away with a 4-1 victory. Over all, the start to the 2018-2019 season is much stronger and a reason for hope. Many of the Oil Kings players had strong performances, including goaltenders Boston Bilous and Dylan Myskiw. The Oil Kings offence was also wor

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-09-25

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GDB -4.0: Closer to NHL Rosters

Todd McLellan has cut down his roster much quicker this preseason than in previous years. He also has kept his lines pretty much the same since the start of training camp. Both decisions were made with the expectation it will help the Oilers get off to a better start. He has kept an open mind about competition, however, and that’s why Kailer Yamamoto has moved up to the right wing on Leon Draisaitl’s line. Yamamoto has four goals, added two assists and has routinely caught the attention of

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-09-25

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Guessing Matthews gets McDavid contract, Marner gets Draisaitl’s

Guessing Matthews gets McDavid contract, Marner gets Draisaitl’s

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Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-09-25

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Edmonton Oilers: Can They Bounce Back After 1st Preseason Loss?

After suffering their first loss of the preseason, can the Edmonton Oilers bounce back against the Vancouver Canucks tonight? The Edmonton Oilers finally lost their first game of the preseason, in a rematch with the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday. A lot of experts expected it as much since many believed that the Oilers couldn’t maintain […] Edmonton Oilers: Can They Bounce Back After 1st Preseason Loss? - Oil On Whyte - Oil On Whyte - An Edmonton Oilers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2018-09-25

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PRESEASON GAME PREVIEW: Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks

PRESEASON GAME PREVIEW:  Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks

Canucks in town tonight, 29 Oilers remain on main roster Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks 7 PM MST Rogers Place TV: Sportsnet One (NHL Network in USA) Radio: 630 CHED SB Nation Opponent: Nucks Misconduct OILERS! CANUCKS! ON TV! Vancouver makes a preseason stop at Rogers Place tonight as the Canucks square off with the Oilers. The Oilers are playing in two more preseason games this week, so I’d venture to guess that Peter Chiarelli and Co. will be looking especially hard at some pla

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-09-25

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Road to Sweden: Buying Tickets

Nation Dan here, if you haven’t heard the big news, have a click through of this article: Road to Sweden – It’s Official announcing that I am heading to Sweden for the season opener. I will be posting updates of all the goings on with the trip here so stay tuned, and if you’re coming, let me know and let us meet up! When I was given this chance to go ahead and plan a trip to Europe for the hockey games the first natural reaction was to jump for joy and celebrate in my car alone. After

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-09-25

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Yamamoto Forcing Oilers Hand

Yamamoto Forcing Oilers Hand

From the moment the Edmonton Oilers used the 22nd overall pick in the 2017 Entry Draft to select Kailer Yamamoto, the youngster has become a fan-favourite across Oil Country. Despite having played just nine regular season games during his first go-round to start the 2017-18 campaign and no pro resume to speak of, there is arguably no player the masses want to see make the jump more and it’s easy to understand why. Yamamoto has nine goals over the last two preseasons. — Jack Michaels (@Edmo

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-09-25

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Terrible in Edmonton when team is losing, say Connor McDavid and Ryan Whitney

Terrible in Edmonton when team is losing, say Connor McDavid and Ryan Whitney

Preseason game day: Oilers vs Canucks This in from Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid from his GQ interview on how bad it is in Edmonton when the team is losing:  “It was awful. It was terrible. It was miserable around town. I remember everyone just chirping at you all the time. I was at dinner one time with my parents, and I was walking out and guys were chirping me. They’re passionate people and passionate fans. When you’re winning, you’re a hero in this city, and when you’re l

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-09-25

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Power Play Options

I’ve written about the Oilers power play many times over the past few months and for good reason. Next to Cam Talbot, I believe the special teams’ units are the area where the Oilers most desperately need a bounce-back. Their penalty kill appeared to have begun to figure things out as the year continued (in the last 41 games, they had the 3rd best PK in the league) but their power play never really did. With the amount of skill they have, there is no excuse for the Oilers to not have a top

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-09-25

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