Looking Ahead: The 2014-15 Power Play

Jason Strudwick
August 07 2014 12:40PM

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Last season the Oilers took a step backwards on the power play. Their success rate dropped three percent, going from twenty to seventeen. The team ranked just twenty-first in the NHL at the end of the year.

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Have the Oilers improved?

Jason Gregor
August 07 2014 10:37AM

Improvement


For the sake of everyone in Edmonton, I sure hope so.

I do believe the Oilers have improved, which isn't hard considering they were the 3rd worst team in the NHL last season, but how much have they improved?

It is hard to say until we see the product on the ice, but I wanted to revisit an angle we looked at in May.

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2014-15 Goals Projection: All the Defencemen

Jonathan Willis
August 06 2014 02:37PM

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How many goals should we expect from Justin Schultz and Co. on the Oilers’ blue line next season?

More importantly, how do reasonable (your mileage may vary) projections for both the defence and the team as a whole compare to the results posted by last year's playoff teams in the West?

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PAPER CHASE

Lowetide
August 06 2014 11:49AM

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On paper, he shouldn't be there. Based on pedigree, he doesn't make the invite list. Greg Chase is making a habit of beating the odds, and this time it's the national entry at the Christmas tournament Canadians love more than Timmy's coffee: The world junior team.

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HIRING DELLOW: THE BOTTOM LINE

Robin Brownlee
August 05 2014 05:33PM

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The emergence and growth of analytics and advanced stats in the NHL has grabbed its share of headlines in recent months and that was the case again today with news the Edmonton Oilers had hired Toronto lawyer and avid fan Tyler Dellow to join their hockey ops department.

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