Todd Nelson’s Edmonton Oilers

Jonathan Willis
February 13 2015 01:40PM

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The Edmonton Oilers are now 9-9-2 under Todd Nelson, and they’ve carved that record out on merit. They’ve done it without David Perron (18 games), Taylor Hall (eight games) and Benoit Pouliot (seven games) for long stretches.

How is this happening?

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WWYDW: One to Three New Bodies

Jonathan Willis
February 11 2015 03:37PM

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Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish was on Oilers Now last week and he told host Bob Stauffer that there was going to be a limited amount of change in Edmonton this summer.

“There’s not going to be 10 new bodies coming in that dressing room,” he said. “There may be one or two or three new bodies.”

Our question for this week: Who should these new players be?

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GDB 55.0: Taylor Hall Out Six Weeks

Jonathan Willis
February 10 2015 12:18PM


On Tuesday, the Edmonton Oilers placed Taylor Hall and Benoit Pouliot on injured reserve. In his pre-game presser, Todd Nelson revealed that Pouliot was still day-to-day, but that Hall would be out for up to six weeks with what he repeatedly emphasized was a new injury in the same area.

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Craig MacTavish's Defensive Blueprint for 2015-16

Jonathan Willis
February 09 2015 09:30AM

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General manager Craig MacTavish sat down for a one-on-one interview with Bob Stauffer of Oilers Now last week and laid out a blueprint for next season’s defensive group.

It’s a plan that doesn’t lack for boldness, though its wisdom is very much open to debate.

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Martin Marincin Recalled

Jonathan Willis
February 05 2015 08:22PM


An injury to Nikita Nikitin and the relatively poor play of No. 7 defender Keith Aulie in the two games since Nikitin went down have created an opportunity on the Edmonton blue line. On Thursday, the Oilers announced that Martin Marincin would be the player benefiting from that opportunity.

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