Cult of Hockey Game Day #34 – The Oilers pre-Christmas visit to Vancouver comes with holiday

Cult of Hockey Game Day #34 – The Oilers pre-Christmas visit to Vancouver comes with holiday

Cult of Hockey Game Day #34 Edmonton Oilers (18-12-3, 39 pts) at the Vancouver Canucks (15-16-4, 34 pts) The Edmonton Oilers are down to their last 3 games before Christmas. Unlike one keyboard warrior who back in September who predicted that this team would likely “lose eight straight before the Christmas break and fall out of the race”, these Oilers are in-fact right on pace with the 2015-16 playoff club. Indeed, a victory over the Canucks tonight in a back-to-back for Vancouver would put

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-12-16

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GDB Game Notes: Oilers @ Canucks

The Oilers are on the road again for a quick stop in Vancouver before they ride into the holiday break with a homestand. Here are your game day notes. 1. It’s going to be weird to watch the Canucks without the Sedins for the first time in a decade-and-a-half. Actually, it’s going to be really nice for a change. Henrik and Daniel Sedin were staples on Canucks teams that dominated the Oilers during the Decade of Darkness. Henrik, in 94 games against the Oilers, had 84 points, and Daniel had

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-12-16

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GAME PREVIEW: Edmonton Oilers @ Vancouover Canucks

GAME PREVIEW:  Edmonton Oilers @ Vancouover Canucks

Vancouver plays their second in as many days, Oilers looking for a win against a division rival in BC Edmonton Oilers (18-12-3) (4th, Pacific) Vancouver Canucks (15-16-4) (6th, Pacific) 8:00 PM MST Rogers Area TV: Sportsnet West Radio: 630 CHED SB Nation Opponent: Nucks Misconduct KEEP IT ROLLING Connor McDavid had a three point night, Mikko Koskinen turned aside nearly everything he saw come his way. The Oilers picked up two more points on Thursday evening with a win over the visiting Philad

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-12-16

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GDB 34.0: The first Sedinless visit to Vancouver (8pm MST, SNW)

Welcome, friends, to a Sunday edition of the GDB as we get ourselves set for the Edmonton Oilers to face off against the Vancouver Canucks for the time this season. It’s a late one tonight so you might want to sneak in a quick nap this afternoon if you can.  Isn’t it kinda weird that tonight’s game is the first time these two teams have met up so far this season? To me, having the Oilers and Canucks not play against each other until midway through December is another strange quirk of thi

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-12-16

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Edmonton Oilers Rumors: Chiarelli Has His Eyes on a 3-Time Champion and a Former Erie Otter

Can you believe the Oilers and what they’re doing with that group of defenseman right now? A real testament to Peter Chiarelli’s pro scouting department, eh? As unlikely as it is, they might actually survive this injury debacle that has them playing Kevin Gravel and Matt Benning on the second pairing. It’s going to take a lot of heart, focus, and hard work; but I’ve got faith in them because of the way they are responding to Ken Hitchcock’s coaching. That said, I’ve been told that t

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2018-12-16

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Game 34 2018-19: Oilers at Canucks

The first time the Oilers played the Canucks in an NHL game was on October 14, 1979. It was the third game of the season, Edmonton losing to Chicago and tying Detroit before the game against Vancouver.  Edmonton’s leading goal-scorer through two games? Blair MacDonald (two), Kevin Lowe, Dave Hunter and Mark Messier had single tallies. In the game against Vancouver, Risto Siltanen scored twice, Stan Weir scored his first of the season—and Wayne Gretzky scored the tying goal against Vanco

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2018-12-16

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NHL Injuries: Sabres, Oilers, Wild, Devils, Penguins, Blues and Golden Knights

NHL Injuries: Sabres, Oilers, Wild, Devils, Penguins, Blues and Golden Knights

Pilut injured and Scandella returns Brian Koziol: Buffalo Sabres defenseman Lawrence Pilut is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. John Vogl: Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella returned to the lineup after missing the past eight games. Klefbom has surgery John Shannon: Edmonton Oilers defenseman Oscar Klefbom will be out for six to eight weeks after having surgery on his

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2018-12-16

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How Connor McDavid became hockey's greatest skater

Connor McDavid’s skating is his calling card. It’s a skill he’s worked on for years and has always set him apart from his peers.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2018-12-16

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Average ice-time per game before and after Hitchcock

After watching Milan Lucic play only 11 minutes in all situations on Friday night against the Flyers, it’s become quite apparent that the winger is a fourth-line option for Ken Hitchcock. Lucic has seen his ice time gradually decrease over the course of this season, and it’s largely his powerplay minutes that have been taken away since Hitchcock’s arrival. He’s still averaging the same minutes per game at even-strength as he did when McLellan was behind the bench, hovering around 11.5

Source: The Super Fan
Date: 2018-12-16

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Oscar Klefbom To Miss 6-8 Weeks

Oscar Klefbom To Miss 6-8 Weeks

Finger surgery will keep Oilers’ best defenceman on shelf until at least February Surgery for Oilers' Oscar Klefbom on his injured finger...out 6 to 8 weeks.— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) December 15, 2018 That’s news that no one really wanted to hear. Oscar Klefbom has missed the last two games for the Oilers after he injured his hand while blocking a puck. He’s going to miss quite a few more. Finger surgery is going to keep him out of the Oilers’ lineup for at least the next s

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-12-15

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