Real Life Podcast Episode 69 – Insta beef, Draisaitl, and Puljujarvi hitchin’ a ride

This week on the Real Life Podcast, the boys were all over the map with segments ranging from Leon Draisaitl, to Red Wine Summits, to Instagram beef, and everything in between. Needless to say, you’re going to want to spend an hour listening to this episode. With Wanye and Baggedmilk pledging to not watch the Stanley Cup Playoffs until the Oilers are back in contention, both guys are filling their time with bizarre time wasters, including keeping themselves up to date on the beef between Bhad

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-17

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Oilers Upper Hierarchy Needs to be Better

Daryl Katz purchased the Edmonton Oilers on June 18th, 2008. Under his watch, the Oilers have been the worst team in the NHL. They have missed the playoffs nine times, finishing in the bottom ten all nine years. Their success under Katz has been almost non-existent, except during the draft lottery. Since Katz purchased the team, the Oilers have finished: 21st 30th 30th 29th 24th 28th 28th 29th 8th 23rd At this point, the eighth place finish looks like the ultimate outlier. The Oilers organizati

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-16

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Off-Season Targets 2018: The Overview

Off-Season Targets 2018: The Overview

It’s that time again my friends. Oilers hockey is very much in the rear-view mirror once again as the Stanley Cup Playoffs continue to roll along. The focus in Northern Alberta is on yet another massive summer. After falling flat on their faces a year ago in the off-season, it is redemption time for Peter Chiarelli and his group. There are plenty of holes to fill, and possibly more opening up in the coming days and weeks. Our job here at The Oilers Rig is to present our suggestions for soluti

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Date: 2018-04-16

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On this day in 1999: Gretzky announces retirement

April 16th is probably a pretty lame day to most people. Today specifically is a Monday, it might be a pay-day for a lot of people, the weather is pretty disappointing here in Edmonton, and there are no Oilers playoff games scheduled for the foreseeable future.  One COOL thing about April 16th is that this day in hockey history, Wayne Gretzky announced his retirement. That’s right, 19 years ago today in 1999, the greatest player to ever touch a hockey puck retired from the NHL. Two days late

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Date: 2018-04-16

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Will the Edmonton Oilers take a highly-rated Smurf d-man in the draft

Will the Edmonton Oilers take a highly-rated Smurf d-man in the draft

Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli has talked about trading away his team’s first overall pick, which now sits at ninth overall, but could easily drop one or two places in the coming lottery.  If Chiarelli does keep it — and I’ll bet he does keep it — Edmonton is unlikely to be able to get one of the top four forwards, Andrei Svechnikov, Filip Zadina, Oliver Wahlstrom or Brady Tkachuk. But the Oilers could be in a strong position to draft one of the highly-related Smurf d-men at the to

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-04-16

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What if everything went right?

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are underway, which made me wonder what if everything had went right and the Oilers were in round one of the playoffs currently? There’s a lot of talk about what went wrong and which bets were poor, but we’ve heard it all before. Let’s have some fun and imagine if the season went how most people thought and the Oilers were heading to the playoffs. How does it happen? Cam Talbot posts another great season. Instead of saving .907 percent of the shots faced, he’s u

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Date: 2018-04-16

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Just 12 More Days Until The 2018 NHL Draft Lottery

Just 12 More Days Until The 2018 NHL Draft Lottery

Here come the Oilers. It’s that time of year again. Time for our Super Bowl, Stanley Cup, and Grey Cup wrapped up all into one. You know what I’m talking about. It’s time for the NHL Entry Draft Lottery. It’s coming up sooner than you think. April 28th is less than two weeks away, and you’ll need to be prepared for the eventual Oilers victory when the lotto balls pop up just right. With Edmonton making an unlikely playoff run last season, it was easy to forget about the draft

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Date: 2018-04-16

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Draft and Fallow

At the media avail last week, Peter Chiarelli told the gathered throng he was open to trading the first-round pick (unless Edmonton wins a lottery). What’s the value of that pick? Why would Edmonton contemplate such a thing? I believe the answers are “bigly” and “if a potential impact forward isn’t there at No. 9 they’re trading down or out” at this time. THE ATHLETIC! Great offer! Includes a free 7-day trial so you can try The Athletic on for size free and see if they enjoy the

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Date: 2018-04-16

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Monday Morning Hot Links: Nurse Contract

Monday Morning Hot Links: Nurse Contract

Good morning everyone, let’s get to her. I went over what Darnell Nurse’s contract should look like. (Copper&Blue) Black Dog Pat says that keeping Chiarelli is a lap in the face to Oiler fans. Now, I know I do a similar thing, but does anyone else find it kind of annoying that his articles are half unrelated content? Maybe I’m just having a point of self-awareness here. (The Athletic) The Oilers signed Ty Rattie to a nice deal, I hope it works out. (Edmonton Journal) That’s all

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-04-16

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Monday Mailbag – Chiarelli’s summer to-do list

Nation compatriots, it’s that time of the week where we all gather round cross-legged on the floor and learn a little something about hockey and about life. As always, I’ve passed along your Oilers-related questions (sometimes not) to our panel of wise men and waited for them send nuggets of brilliance back my way. It was a busy week in Oilers land so this edition of the mailbag could get spicy. If you have a question for the mailbag, you can email me at baggedmilk@oilersnation.com or hi

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-16

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