The Ducks are bad and it makes me happy

I need to preface this article by saying that yes, I understand that the Oilers are not in the playoffs this year and the Ducks are. They earned more points than us in the regular season, I get it. BUT I don’t care what you say about me being a salty Oilers fan because that’s exactly what I am! I hate the Ducks with a burning passion, and I’m absolutely ecstatic that they’re about to be swept by the Sharks. In all honesty, I really thought the Ducks would be performing better in the pl

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-17

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You Be The Boss: Oilers fans point finger at GM for lost season

You Be The Boss: Oilers fans point finger at GM for lost season

  Edmonton Oilers fans ponder disappointing season from upper bowl. The inescapable conclusion of this year’s ‘You Be The Boss’ survey is that the Edmonton Oilers bosses were to blame way more than the players. When it came to all but four of the players, the 2,450 respondents voted to ‘Keep Him’. But when it came to those not wearing skates, they voted to put the run on the general manager and most of the coaching staff. When Oilers Entertainment Group vice-chairman and chief exec

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-04-17

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Edmonton Oilers: Should Peter Chiarelli Evaluate His Own Team?

Last week, the Edmonton Oilers hosted a handful of year-end press conference dealing with the state of the team. Should Peter Chiarelli be given one more year to turn this team around as a title contender? With the season-ending two Sundays ago for the Edmonton Oilers, it was time for management to reflect on the […] Edmonton Oilers: Should Peter Chiarelli Evaluate His Own Team? - Oil On Whyte - Oil On Whyte - An Edmonton Oilers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2018-04-17

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Shine a Light

The Edmonton Oilers have a chance to secure another brilliant diamond in the McDavid cluster with astute drafting at No. 9 or higher. Since 2010, the club has been (mostly) drafting in wonderful places in the first round. This time, it’s at the end of the top 10 before the lottery. If Peter Chiarelli is going to trade the pick for a RHD, one would think the acquired player would need to be under control for several years. Who could it be? THE ATHLETIC! Great offer! Includes a free 7-day trial

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2018-04-17

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ONE GIF – Oilers Forwards Edition

Finally, the perfect piece for someone who doesn’t like to read. I’ve decided to sum up the 2017-18 season for every Oilers forward with only one GIF. One Will Ferrell GIF to be exact. There will be no explanation for the GIFs whatsoever because if I’ve done my job correctly, and I have, these should be pretty self-explanatory. Connor McDavid: 82GP: 41G, 67A – 108 points   Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: 62 GP: 24G, 24A – 48 points   Leon Draisaitl: 78GP: 25G, 45A – 70 points   Milan Lu

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-17

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Plan C

Click the pic above to check out our merch!Last week was an interesting yet boring one in the land of the Edmonton Oilers. We sat through 3 excruciating press conferences which provided very little new information other than “still evaluating” and the promise of unveiling “a plan”. Let’s take a look at things… In 2016-17 the heavily favoured Chicago Blackhawks lost to the Nashville Predators in the first round of the NHL playoffs. Pekka Rinne shutout the Hawks twice in a row en rout

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2018-04-17

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Tuesday Morning Hot Links

Tuesday Morning Hot Links

Good morning everyone, here are the links. Jeff points out that there is less than two weeks until the draft lottery on April 28th. I’m really hoping we get a high pick. (Copper&Blue) Jonathan WIllis tracks the progress of our prospects. The Major Improvements list features Ethan Bear and Kailer Yamamoto. Also, most of our really good prospects have been taken in the past 2 years. This is why we should not trade that top pick unless Erik Karlsson is coming back. Peter Chiarelli and his

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-04-17

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Off-Season Targets: Anton Khudobin

Off-Season Targets: Anton Khudobin

When Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli gave his year end press briefing, he mentioned goaltending as an area of concern moving forward. The team believes, rightfully so, in Cam Talbot as their starter. It’s not apparent that the team believes in Al Montoya, the backup goaltender acquired in January. The thought process is that the club will need a goalie who can not only spell Talbot and play 20-25 games in a season, but also push the veteran in a contract year. Luckily for the Oilers, there

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2018-04-17

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RFA Profile: Ryan Strome gave the Oilers what they should have expected

Ryan Strome was thrown into an unenviable situation this year. After back-to-back disappointing, sub 40-point seasons with the New York Islanders, Strome was sent to Edmonton in a deal for Jordan Eberle. The trade was one-for-one. No matter what, whether it was fair or not, Strome was forever going to be linked to the player he was swapped for. Strome’s expectation pivoted from being a fifth overall pick of the Islanders to being the guy we got for Eberle. I don’t fault Strome for being t

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-17

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Cheer for Taylor Hall in the playoffs? Not this Oiler fan, not in this lifetime

Cheer for Taylor Hall in the playoffs? Not this Oiler fan, not in this lifetime

It’s been two years since Taylor Hall was an Edmonton Oiler but he still gets our blood boiling.  We’re a divided bunch, we Oilers fans, some of us rooting for Hall and the New Jersey Devils, others hoping both Hall and his new team to fail, and many others wishing this entire loud and sometimes ugly debate would go away. I’m not in that large group that roots for Hall, though I can see why some Oilers fans would do so. First, many of them loved Hall as an Oilers player, they hated the H

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-04-17

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