Condors Recap

Scott Zerr
November 19 2015 11:55AM


If you like your hockey with an overload of high-pitched screaming, constant hip-hop music, and a dump-and-chase attack, then Wednesday morning’s Bakersfield Condors game was right up your alley.

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Purcell hires Adam Oates

Jason Gregor
November 19 2015 09:55AM

We've discussed the idea before, and I'm happy to see that NHL forwards are hiring their own skilled coaches. A few of them have one. Jordan Eberle works exclusively with Steve Serdachny every summer and has for many years, but Serdachny was the Oilers skills and skating coach as well, up until this fall.

Many players didn't want a skills coach because they worried it would conflict with what the head coach was saying, but in reality that isn't the case. A skill coach shouldn't focus on systems. He focuses on scoring, just like strength coaches help players get stronger and goalie coaches help goalies.

I believe NHL forwards should have a personal skills coach to help them improve and change their offensive game, and one of the most creative NHL forwards the league has seen has been hired by a few players.

Teddy Purcell hired former NHL player and former head coach, Adam Oates, this past summer to help him bounce back from what he said, "was my worst NHL season."

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Robin Brownlee
November 19 2015 08:00AM


After putting the brakes on the juggernaut that was the New York Islanders and parading the 1984 Stanley Cup up and down Jasper Avenue, the only encore that would do for the 1984-85 Edmonton Oilers was to follow that up by keeping another date with the engraver.

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GDB 19.0 Wrap Up: Blackhawks @ Oilers

November 18 2015 10:33PM


Is Hamonic an Oiler yet? Final Score: 4-3 Blackhawks in OT.

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GDB 19.0: HOME ICE ADVANTAGE - Blackhawk Down

Jason Gregor
November 18 2015 07:59PM

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The Oilers enter tonight's action sitting 30th place in the NHL. Very few expected them to be here again, but they are, and now the Oilers must find a way to dig out of last place instead of wallowing in self pity and staying here all year.

It is up to the players. They have to play better. They need to play smarter.They must cut down on the major mistakes. I believe they have improved some aspects of their game, but the still make crucial errors at the wrong time.

The need to clean up their game and the wins will come.

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