The Mix

Teams can win by having more skill than an opponent. Likewise, teams can win by being willing to compete and work harder than the other guys. Those are two boxes that every general manager absolutely has to check off when putting together a team – no matter what the sport. When you combine both elements...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-09-21

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NHL 100 in 100: Connor McDavid hits the century mark

Over the next 100 days, host Steve Dangle will break down the top 100 moments of the NHL’s centennial season. Check out the entire series on Sportsnet’s YouTube page and subscribe for more exclusive content. No. 19 The 2016-17 season brought the kind of elite ascension everyone expected from

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-09-21

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Edmonton Oilers: Jussi Jokinen Closing in on Top Six

Though it’s still early, Edmonton Oilers forward Jussi Jokinen is showing that he belongs on the top six. In Edmonton’s impressive 4-1 preseason win over the Winnipeg Jets Wednesday, the 34-year-old racked up a goal and three points. He also finished the night with five shots on goal and three blocks. Playing on a line […] Edmonton Oilers: Jussi Jokinen Closing in on Top Six

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2017-09-21

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CROSSEYED AND PAINLESS

The Edmonton Oilers have a system, a coaching staff that can teach it and a team that can execute it. Huzzah! On a night when the Winnipeg Jets won the possession battle 33-22 on the 5×5, hammered iron more than a blacksmith the day before a cattle drive, and lost the damned game, Edmonton had structure, a quality power play, and dressed just enough veteran savvy to win the day. It was an enjoyable evening. THE DEFENSE

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-09-21

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Calm Your Tits on Puljujarvi, It’s Not Yamamoto’s Time… Yet.

We’re a prospects tournament and 2 pre-season games in and there’s a growing feeling amongst the Oilogosphere that maybe Kailer Yamamoto is on the road to Edmonton Oilers superstardom and Jesse Puljujarvi will be joining the Hall of Shame alongside Jason Bonsignore and Nail Yakupov… I mean Ray Ferraro said on his podcast this week that Puljujarvi isn’t having a good camp at all… Emphasising the “at all” part… I’m not sure who told Ferraro that but I think it

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2017-09-21

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Thursday Morning Hot Links: Jesse and Jussi

Who wants some Links? The Oilers won last night, this time against the Jets. Jeff has the recap covered in case you’re like me and have no interest in watching preseason hockey but st

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-09-21

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Real Life Podcast Episode 43: Nerding Out With The Dynamic Duo!

This week it was down to two stout hearted men – Majeau and Wanye. With baggedmilk in Vegas – what he doin? Getting secret married? – the nerds were left in control of the show and they made no mistake with the game on the line.   Wanye started off the show talking about the...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-09-21

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Dellow: In terms of style and production, Hemsky a fit in Montreal

Ales Hemsky always seemed like a Montreal Canadien to me. It's fitting that he finally ended up there and there's a reasonable chance that he ends up being a very good value signing for them this year. Different cities love different types of players. For about twenty years, I was an Oilers fan. Edmonton's always loved the blue collar third/fourth liner. Ethan Moreau won the Oilers' fan vote for MVP in 2003-04 in a year in which he scored 20 goals, added 12 assists, fought six times a

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2017-09-21

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Oilers power play clicks against Jets even without McDavid

If you think there’s round pegs trying to fit in square holes when Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl aren’t around on the power play, forget it? With McDavid and Draisaitl at home, along with first-unit front-presence guy Milan Lucic, it didn’t much matter Wednesday against the Winnipeg Jets because the Edmonton Oilers still had Mark Letestu and newcomer Jussi Jokinen, and the Forgotten One, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Letestu, who had 11 power-play goals last year and four more

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-09-21

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Cult of Hockey player grades: Kailer Yamamoto crushing it so far in NHL pre-season play

But Yam was only second best thing in Oil’s 4-1 win over Jets The best thing about the NHL pre-season so far? From an Oilers fan perspective, it’s the NHL much-needed willingness to crack down on slashing, a move that will hamper the illegal hackers, cheats and bullies of the league, but will free up skilled players of which the Oilers have no shortage. The second best thing? The play of rookie forward Kailer Yamamoto.  Yamamoto, who will turn 19 next week, first

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-09-21

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GDB -6.0 Wrap-up: Pre-season streaking!

It’s never a bad day for Oilers win! Despite the Jets playing almost all of their NHL regulars tonight, the Oilers kept their perfect preseason run going, improving to 3-0 with a 3-1 win on the road. The Oil came out of the gate very sluggish and were outshot 11-4 in the opening frame. They...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-09-21

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Oilers ride strong 2nd period to win over Jets

Three second-period goals — two within 13 seconds of each other — powered the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-1 pre-season win over the Winnipeg Jets Wednesday night.

Source: CBC Sports
Date: 2017-09-21

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