Seven Oilers You Miss (But Probably Shouldn't)

Cat Silverman
July 23 2016 07:00AM


The Edmonton Oilers have had a lot of pretty forgettable players over the last decade. 

That's resulted in a lot of irrational cult love. 

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FREE AGENTS! ALL IT TAKES IS MONEY!!

Lowetide
July 22 2016 09:01PM

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Since Charlie Huddy left for the Winnipeg rail yards, the Edmonton Oilers have been mostly unable to identify useful defensemen—in the draft, or at the NHL level. I think the Oilers are very high on Griffin Reinhart (photo by Mark Williams) and Darnell Nurse, but the gap between opening night 2016-17 and their ability to contribute to wins is a worry. A possible solution? Veteran UFAs, and they are an interesting group.

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Shackin' Up with the Edmonton Eskimos

baggedmilk
July 22 2016 12:37PM

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My friends, I am here today to tell you about a brand spankin' new partnership that we just finalized between OilersNation and the Edmonton Eskimos. So before you leave me a comment to curse me out about how this is a hockey website I'm warning you that this article is not about hockey - today we're talkin' football.

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How Well Did Edmonton's Defencemen Play Against Top Opponents?

Jonathan Willis
July 22 2016 09:00AM

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The obvious answer is "not well enough," but the reality is a little more complicated. 

When we look only at how Edmonton Oilers defencemen performed against top opponents in 2015-16, we see some patterns, and a wide array of on-ice results. The Oilers' best defenceman against top lines actually finished in the positives, but by shot and goal totals, despite playing in Edmonton. The worst saw his team surrender 20 shots more per hour than it attempted. 

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FACTS: ADAM LARSSON

jeanshorts
July 22 2016 07:00AM

Despite playing close to 300 NHL games in his career, one of the newest Oilers is still a bit of an unknown to most Edmonton fans. Today we're going to take a look at some facts that you probably didn't know about Adam Larsson.

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