The Korpikoski Catastrophe

Matt Henderson
February 13 2016 07:00AM

The last game against the Leafs was absolutely magical. For fans of the Oilers and the game in general, it was special to watch something that happens so infrequently occur right in front of our eyes. Sure, McDavid had his first ever 5 point night. That wasn’t it. Sure, Eberle had his first ever career hat-trick. That wasn’t it either. No, it was incredible watching Korpikoski and Hendricks finish the game without ever being on the ice for a single shot attempt against the Leafs at even-strength.

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AHL TARGETS (NORTH DIVISION)

Lowetide
February 12 2016 09:01PM

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In our continuing look at possible additions at the trade deadline, we arrive at the Northern Division. A bunch of Canadian teams and some outstanding talent that could shake loose at the deadline or in summer.

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McDavid and five point nights

Jason Gregor
February 12 2016 07:05PM


Last night Connor McDavid became the third rookie in Oilers history to score five points in a game joining Dave Lumley (February 1st, 1980) and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (November 19th, 2011). RNH and McDavid tallied five points in their 19th NHL game. Lumley did it in his 50th game, and Wayne Gretzky (who wasn't considered a rookie due to playing in WHA) had his first five-point game in his 49th career game on January 30th, 1980, the game before Lumley tallied five.

McDavid and his linemates, Jordan Eberle and Benoit Pouliot, put on quite the show last night, and Oilers fans should get used to watching special performances from McDavid.

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Could the Edmonton Oilers survive a $4MM drop in the salary cap?

Jonathan Willis
February 12 2016 05:17PM

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The drop in the Canadian dollar is doing unpleasant things to NHL revenue, and those unpleasant things are going to be reflected in the new league salary cap this summer. According to reporter Jimmy Murphy, sources within both the NHL and NHLPA are saying that the number could fall by as much as $4.0 million.

What would that do to the Edmonton Oilers?

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RE-LIVE THE EDMONTON OILERS 1990-91 SEASON

Robin Brownlee
February 12 2016 09:00AM

Jenga Falling

As ridiculous as it seems, given that the 1990-91 edition of the Edmonton Oilers were fresh from winning their fifth Stanley Cup the previous summer, you didn’t have to look very hard to see the wheels slowly coming off the Boys on the Bus – the bus itself was being dismantled piece-by-piece, actually – due to rising salaries and owner Peter Pocklington’s unwillingness (and inability) to pay them.

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