MacT's Defense

Matt Henderson
April 08 2015 11:01AM

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We can agree universally on just a few things when it comes to the Oilers. We all agree the team is bad, sure, but what about beyond that? There are factions of Oiler fans who think Hall should be traded. There are factions who don’t believe in Yakupov. Heck, there are still people defending Scrivens’ season. But one thing that isn’t a question is this: Craig MacTavish’s defense is substandard. He has been on the job for two years and it is no better today than when he started.

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Take the Hit, But Take a Number

Jonathan Willis
April 08 2015 09:00AM

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One of the interesting little mini-battles that caught my eye in Tuesday’s 4-2 Oilers win over Los Angeles was the conflict between Kings captain Dustin Brown and Edmonton’s third line. Brown caught third-line pivot Anton Lander with a hard check early in the game, and Lander and his linemates seemingly never let that go.

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HOW GOOD IS EVGENY SVECHNIKOV?

Lowetide
April 08 2015 07:00AM

Evgeny Svechnikov is a big, strong and skilled forward eligible for the 2015 draft. He is ranked No. 15 on the latest Craig Button list and he's rising in many quarters. The young Russian is absolutely a quality prospect.

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GDB 80.0 Wrap Up: Kings @ Oilers

baggedmilk
April 07 2015 11:09PM


Who wanted McEichel anyway? Final Score: 4-2 Oilers

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GDB 80.0: Tough defence...

Jason Gregor
April 07 2015 12:36PM

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This is a classic David vs. Goliath matchup.

The LA Kings have won two of the past three Stanley Cups.
They've been to three consecutive Western Conference Finals.
They are 7-0-1 vs. the Oilers over the past two seasons, outscoring Edmonton 32-10 and out shooting them 313-192.

Compile that with the Oilers dressing an extremely inexperienced defence corps, and this is a monumental challenge for the Oilers.

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