Oilers vs. Blackhawks Postgame: Mismatch

Jonathan Willis
November 22 2009 12:01AM

Chicago Blackhawks: 5

Edmonton Oilers: 2

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Comparing This Year To Last Year

Jonathan Willis
November 21 2009 01:21PM

2009 NHL Entry Draft, First Round

We’re far enough into 2009-10 to have a basic idea of what this year’s edition of the Edmonton Oilers is. Let’s look at this team and compare their projected numbers to the numbers from last season, and see if it fits with Steve Tambellini’s off-season moves.

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Oilers vs. Avalanche Post Game: Rust, Thine Name Is Deslauriers

Jonathan Willis
November 19 2009 12:21AM

Edmonton Oilers: 6

Colorado Avalanche: 4

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Oilers vs. Blue Jackets Post Game: Power Play 2, Everyone Else 0

Jonathan Willis
November 16 2009 09:02PM

Columbus Blue Jackets: 3

Edmonton Oilers: 2 (SO)

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Scapegoats

Jonathan Willis
November 16 2009 11:34AM

At 8-10-2, the Oilers through 20 games are just slightly behind last year’s pace (9-9-2). Last year, the majority of people following this team seemed to blame coaching, claiming that Craig MacTavish had lost the room and demanding he be fired; their wish came only at the end of the season.

Still, Oilers’ GM Steve Tambellini apparently believed coaching was the issue, as he opted to start the season with a nearly identical roster and with an all-star group of coaches. The reputation of the coaching staff combined with the less-than-middling results so far have some searching for a new scapegoat.

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