December 19 2014 05:59PM

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Anton Lander (wearing the "C" in photo by Rob Ferguson) was recalled to the Edmonton Oilers today. Again. There's a difference this time, though. Anton Lander got the call to play for coach Todd Nelson in Edmonton and that could make all the difference.

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Craig MacTavish and his Centres

Jonathan Willis
December 19 2014 01:45PM

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It’s a lot of fun watching Craig MacTavish behind the Oilers’ bench. The man can flat-out coach and honestly this would probably be a better organization if he were in that role full-time and somebody else were pulling the strings from the general manager’s office.

But it’s also interesting to watch the general manager behind the bench, because every assignment he makes says something about how the Oilers’ top decision maker sees his team. What he did with his centres against San Jose on Thursday is fascinating.

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The Nelson factor

Jason Gregor
December 19 2014 11:45AM

Todd Nelson has only been behind the bench for two games, so it's too early to say if he will make a difference long term or not, but his presence has made one noticeable difference.

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December 19 2014 10:00AM

Reclusive Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz held a private press conference for certain members of the media, and JSBM were there to cover it all for Oilersnation! You'll never believe what he said! 

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
December 19 2014 08:30AM

Oilers fire Eakins, Flames extend Hartley, Taylor Hall rumors, Ryan Miller as a back-up, Jets defensive woes, Leafs PDO, World Juniors and more in this weeks Roundup

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