Sophomore Oilers: Realistic Expectations

There are a handful of players on the Edmonton Oilers who will be returning for their second season with the team. For these players, their first year was one that ended in disappointing fashion but at the same time was a year that has to be viewed as extremely promising. They joined a successful team that made the playoffs and has one of the best young talents in the NHL as their leader. Following Connor McDavid, many new faces played significant roles for the Oilers and they’ll be

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2017-07-21

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Breakout Candidate | Oscar Klefbom

Source: Fan Rag Sports
Date: 2017-07-21

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At Random: The Wildcard

There’s not much doubt that GM Pete Chiarelli built more depth into the 2016-17 edition of the Edmonton Oilers than they’ve had in previous seasons. It’s just as obvious that depth wasn’t tested by injuries like it had been during a decade out of the playoffs. Not even close, especially at the top of the...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-07-21

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Is Peter Chiarelli helping or hurting the Edmonton Oilers?

Cult of Hockey’s “Oilers in Cap Hell” podcast The Edmonton Oilers face cap hell. How can they get out of it? Or can they? David Staples and Bruce McCurdy of the Cult of Hockey dig in. They also start their review of each Oilers season of the Katz era, and how each GM did at that time in making deals. They start with the summer of 2008, the year Katz and Kevin Lowe started to chase whales. How did Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli do this summer? Of course, Pe

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-07-21

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The Times Are A Changin’

It’s been just over four years since Alex Thomas launched The Oilers Rig, and the site has most certainly seen some changes since then. In that time, there’s been a complete turnover of writing staff which has brought us the complement of writers we now have, the addition of a site editor, a YouTube show, a podcast (and then no podcast, and then a podcast again, and now a summer hiatus for the podcast). With those changes come reflection on the direction the site is taking (sorry to disa

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2017-07-21

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Will the Oilers miss Eberle’s goals?

Jordan Eberle is a productive goal scorer. It doesn’t matter if you like his style of play or not, the fact is he can score. He produced 165 goals in his time with the Oilers, 24th most in NHL since the 2010/2011 season. That is excellent production. Eberle only scored 20 goals this past season,...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-07-21

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SERVING 190 PROOF

Merle Haggard’s Mom and Dad moved from Oklahoma to California before he was born. This was the dirty 30’s (my Dad told me so many stories about that decade I feel like I was there, although thank God that’s not true). The Haggard’s barn burned down 1934, they hit the road to California, grapes of wrath. His Dad died when he was eight, brain hemorrhage. Merle and his family were dirt poor and he got into a lot of trouble. If he’d been any damned good as a robber, maybe Merle Haggard

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-07-21

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It’s make-or-break time for Edmonton Oilers prospect Jujhar Khaira

2016-17 Edmonton Oilers: No. 54 LW Jujhar Khaira Jujhar Khaira was selected in the third round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He has played five seasons of hockey since then, including three years of pro hockey, mostly with Edmonton’s minor-league affiliate. And although he was at the younger end of his draft class, it...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-07-21

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Friday Morning Hot Links: Klefbom’s World

It's Klefbom's world. It's party time. It's excellent. You’ve made it to the weekend! Treat yourself to these hotlinks. A Partial Defense of Klefbom’s GAR: (Copper and Blue)

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-07-21

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The Roundup

More ‘Leafs are already great’ articles, 5 things remain for Flames this summer, the best way to evaluate NHL players, ticket revenue’s, the CBA, Georges Laraque, Zack Kassian, Curtis Lazar  and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen In the Roundup we go around the Nation Network and give you...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-07-21

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Edmonton Oilers' trade steal Patrick Maroon is a top-line winger at a bargain price — for exactly one more season

2016-17 Edmonton Oilers in review Patrick Maroon

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-07-21

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A Partial Defense of Oscar Klefbom’s GAR

I dug into the numbers, and found a lot to still like about the guy. Happy birthday, Oscar. I’ll get the bad news out of the way early. It is, in my opinion, pretty unlikely that Oscar Klefbom was the league’s most valuable defenceman last sea

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-07-21

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